T.H. Hendley states that the Kachwaha clan is believed to have settled in an early era at Rohtas (Rahatas) on the Son River in present-day Bihar. He notes that their notable seats of power were in present day Madhya Pradesh including Kutwar, Gwalior, Dubkhund, Simhapaniya and Narwar (Nalapura). This second westward migration to Madhaya Pradesh is said to have been initiated under Raja Nala, the legendary founder of Narwar.
According to Rudolf Hoernle (1905), the Kachhwahas are related to the Gurjara-Pratiharas. He identifies similarities between the names of the line of rulers of Kannauj (mid-10th century) with the recorded line of eight Kachwaha rulers of Gwalior (based on the Sas-Bahu inscription of Mahipal).
Historians state that the Kacchapaghatas, like the Chandellas and Paramaras, originated as tributaries of the preceding powers of the region. They point out that it was only following the downfall, during the 8th–10th centuries AD, of Kannauj (regional seat of power following the breakup of Harsha’s empire), that the Kacchapaghata state emerged as a principal power in the Chambal valley of present- day Madhya Pradesh. Archaeological artifacts largely support this view: Kacchapaghata coinage (minted Gupta-fashion) discovered in Madhya Pradesh and Gopaksetra inscriptions.
Kachwaha Rulers of Dausa
During Medieval period, The Chouhans & Badgurjars ruled this land in 10th Century A.D. The city of Dausa, rose to fame when it became the first capital of Dundhar. This was in 1006, when the Kacchawaha Rajput king Duleh Rai annexed the region from the Gujjara-Pratiharas and the Menaj’s control. The foundation that Dulha Rai, laid in Dausa resulted in Kingdom of Amber and later, Jaipur by the same dynasty.
Kachwaha Rulers of Dausa:
- Sodh Dev, Raja of Dausa (966-1006)
- Belonged to Chauhan Dynasty
- Dhola Rai, Raja of Dausa (1006-1036)
- In 1006, Dhola Rai married the daughter of Raja Ralhan Singh Chauhan, Raja of Ajmer. Part of the dowry included the region of Dhundhar.
- Raja Dhola Rai expelled the Badd Gujjar Rajputs from Dhundhar and made alliances with the Minas (tribal people) by promising the continuance of their tribal customs, granting them jagirs, and appointing them as kiladars(fort wardens).
- Raja Kokil Dev, (1036 to 1038)
- Raja Hanu Dev, (1039 to 1053)
- Raja Janad Dev, (1053 to 1070)
- Raja Pajwan Dev, (1070 to 1094)
- Raja Melaisi Dev, (1094 to 1146)
- Raja Beejal Dev, Raja of Amber (1146 to 1178)
- The capital was shifted to Amber, and now rulers called as Raja of Amber.
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