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25/03/2012

History of Gurjar samaj


The  history of Gurjar samaj are quite uncertain. The Gurjar  clan appeared in northern India around the time of the Huna invasions of northern India. Some scholars believed that the Gurjar  were foreign immigrants, possibly a branch of Hephthalites (`White Huns`). Some scholars believed that Gurjar came into India with the Hunas, and the name of the tribe was sanskritized to `Gurjara`. They also believed that several places in Central Asia, such as `Gurjistan`, are named after the Gurjar  and that the reminiscences of Gurjar migration are preserved in these names.  History of Gurjar community is quite vague. There are several references that talk about the origin and history of Gurjars. Like for instance, in Ramayana, a war was fought between the gods and the evil spirits. The Gurjar fought against the devils under King Dasharatha. In Mahabharata also, references suggested the references of Gurjars. They were found along with Lord Krishna who migrated from Mathura to Dwarka, Gujarat. In the past, Gurjar have also been hypothesized to be descended from the nomadic Khazar tribes, although the history of Khazar tribes shows an entirely different politico-culture ethos. Some Gurjars also claim that the Gurjar caste is related to the Chechens and the Georgians, and argue that Georgia was traditionally called `Gujaristan` (actually Gorjestan). Some of the also claim that Germans are Gurjar. However, there is no evidence for such claims. At the end of fifth century Hunas, a marauding tribe entered Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Hunas were cruel people much displaced from their ancient homelands on the borders of Europe and Asia. They were, like Aryans who preceded them, white folks. Along with this rude, crude and cruel tribesmen came lesser tribes, Gurjars being one of them. They established their fiefdoms, principalities in Punjab, Rajasthan, including but not limited to Jodhpur, Gujarat, Gujranwalla, a small town in Punjab, Gurjarkhan, also in Punjab. Well known scholar Cunningham thinks that Gurjar are descended from Scythian (Saka) and Yuechi (Kushan) tribes who invaded Pakistan in the first century BC and in the first century AD respectively. Other scholars believe that they are descended from a Central Asian Turkic people called Kazars. Since the tribe migrated from Caspian Sea which is called Bahr-e-Khizar it was named Khizar, Guzar, Gurjar, Gurjara or Gujjar. The name Hazara was given to the district by these Guzara tribes. The name Gujjar, according to another version, is derived from the words `Gau` and `Char` meaning cattle grazers. 
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3 comments:

  1. Gujjar history is most certain but was manipulated, distorted and maligned during slavery period of the country, when the lowest of the low people prospered by submitting to foregn invaders and the Gujjars, the descendent of Raghu, lost everything including there history.
    The landmark about the Gujjar History are as follows:
    1. Gurjara Shri Vikramaditya ( Greek name Kujula Kara Kadphases)Established the Gujjar Kushan Empire over Central Asia, present day Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangla Desa and India and founded Vikram Samvat as 56/57 BC in the memory of this great victory.
    2. His grand son Vikramaditya-II defeated Shaka at present day Multan and Gujarat (in India) and founded Shaka Era in 78 AD the memory of this great victory.
    3. Great Gurjjara Sri Harsha or Vikramaditya III, the descendents of eliminated Guptas who were wicked people and founded Gupta Era Or Vallabhi Era in 320 AD. Dadda Gurjjar was contemporary of the Great Harsha, which has been manipulated by Indian Historians as Harshvardhan, who was a petty ruler of Kannauj and declared his independece by taking the advantage of infighing among two Gurjjar groups, Yashodharaman, the ruler of Maghadh, Multan, Balkha and western India, with the lord of Uttaraptah the Mihirkula. Indian historians declared Mihirkula as Hun but he was a Gujjar of Gorsi Gotra which is a sub branch of Kushano gotra of Gujjars.

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  2. Clarification in point no. 3 above:

    Great Gurjjara Sri Harsha or Vikramaditya III, the descendents of Raghu, eliminated the Guptas from India who were wicked people and founded Gupta Era Or Vallabhi Era in 320 AD in the memory of his victories over Guptas.
    The Great Epic "Raghuvamsha" is written by Kalidas based on the exploits of Great Gurjjara Shri Harsha or Vikramaditya-III.In the memory of his great vivtories over Greeks,Iran (Parsiaka) Guptas, Turks, Hingnu (Huns), he founded the Shri Harsha Era of 342 AD.

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