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Agnivanshi is a person who belongs to the Fire Dynasty of the Rajputs.


According to Bhavishya Purana, When Parshurama destroyed all the Kshatriyas in the land, the Brahmin priests, headed by Sage Vasishtha, kindled a sacrificial fire at Mount Abu and prayed that they be granted protection by being given some warriors. In answer to their prayer, four heroes came out of the sacrificial fire-pit and these were the ancestors of the chief Rajput Clans - the Parmaras, the Pratiharas, the Chauhanas and the Chalukyas.

The Four Agnivanshi clans are :

  • Parmar
  • Pratihar
  • Chauhan
  • Solanki or the Chalukyas
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