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Are today's Rajputs descendants of Kshatriyas of previous yugas?

Are today's Rajputs descendants of Kshatriyas of Dwapara Yuga and Treta Yuga? In Short are Rajputs descendants of Shri Rama, Shri Krishna and Pandavas?
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Which lineage (vamsa) does Rama belong to? Surya or Ikshvaku or Raghu?

Rama, the son of Dasharatha is said to be a member of Surya vamsa. Along with it, it is popularly believed that he belongs to Ikshvaku vamsa and Raghu vamsa. To which vamsa does Rama belongs to? ...
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Truthfulness of Satya Harischandra

King Harischandra arranged Shunahshepa, a brahmin boy for sacrifice to be given to Lord Varuna in place of his son Lohita which is a sin. [Reference - Ithareya Brahmana Panchika 7 Adhyaya 3] Still, ...
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Who were the kings (other than Arjuna) killed by Lord Parashurama?

Arjuna (son of Kritavirya hence, famously known as Kartavirya Arjuna) was king of Maheshmati. He was from Yadavas or Haihayas (a branch of Yadavas). He is believed to be an incarnation of Sudarshana ...
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Do Vedas mention Suryavanshi kings or are they focused only on Chandravanshis?

Vedic Samhitas cover the glories of the gods as well as how they helped certain human kings but I find it surprising and perhaps suggestive of some later political intervention that there are NO ...
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How are the lunar race and solar race originated?

The solar race and lunar race story is popular among all puranas the solar race contains lord Rama and lunar race on other side lord Krishna . Is here someone who can describe the both side story, ...
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Clarification about Ikshvaku lineage

As per story, Raja Harishchandra was 33rd descendant of Ikshvaku family. Bhagiratha was 44th and Rama 63rd. Raja Harishchandra worked on ghats of Benares cremation grounds on banks of Ganga but Ganga ...
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Why Shrirama often referred as Raghava after Raghu when before and after Raghu many illustrious kings have emerged?

ShriRama was a purushottama. However he is linked only to Raghu, one of his ancestors but not Dilipa, Sagara, Ikshvaku, Bhagiratha, Aja, Dasharatha. Why Raghu is so important? Also after Rama, his ...
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Regent Kings/Queens in Hindu Mythology

Are there any instances in Hindu mythology where instead of the original kings/queens other individuals have ruled as regents? The only instance I know of is when Bhishma ruled instead of ...
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Who was the solar dynasty king who was turned into a spider?

The term "Shaivite" is overused nowadays. For instance, Iyer Brahmins are often called Shaivites, but they're actually followers of Adi Shankaracharya's Smartha sect (which I discuss here and here), ...
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If Mahabharata happened after Ramayana where were the descendants of Rama during Mahabharata?

We all know there is a gap between Ramayana and Mahabharata, but if so why did Lord Rama's dynasty not participate in Mahabharata? Where were they? If Mahabharata happened after Ramayana where were ...
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Ramayana ➡ Mahabharata: 31 Ikshvaku Kings. What was the (average) age of those kings?

Book IV Chapter 4 of Vishnu Purana describes Ikshvaku dynasty as: "Rama and his brothers had each two sons. Kusha and Lava were the sons of Rama; those of Lakshman were Angada and Chandraketu; ...