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Deoraj () was a Bhatti Chief. He was son of Biji Rai in the ancestry of Salivahana (S.72 = AD 16). His son was Rawal Moond.[1]

Genealogy of Deoraj

Hukum Singh Panwar[2] has given the ancestry of Bharatpur rulers starting from 1. Yadu. Shini is at S.No. 38, Krishna at S.No. 43 and Vajra at S.No. 46[3]. From Naba at S.No. 47 onward we follow James Tod[4] who has based on records of Brahman Sukhdharma of Mathura.

1. Yadu → → → → 34. Andhaka → 35. Bhajmana → 36. Viduratha → 37. Shura → 38. Shini → 39. Bhoja → 40. Hardika → 41. Devamidha → 42. Vasudeva → 43. Krishna → 44. Pradyumna → 45. Aniruddha → 46. Vajra

47. Naba → 48. Prithibahu → 49. Bahubal (w.Kamlavati Puar) → 50. Bahu → 51. Subahu → 52. Rijh → 53. Raja Gaj (founded Ghazni in Yudhishthira 3008= BC 93) → 54. Salivahana (S.72 = AD 16) → 55. Raja Baland → 56. Raja Bhatti → 57. Mangal Rao → 58. Majam Rao (Kullarsi, Moondraj, Seoraj, Phool, Kewala) → Rao KeharRao Tano (Founded Tanot: S. 787 = 731 AD) → Biji Rai (Founded Bijnot: S. 813 = 756 AD, r.814-836) → Deoraj (Founded Deogarh or Deorawal: S. 909 = 853 AD) → Rawal MoondBacharaDusaj (1043 AD) → Rao Jaisal (Lodrawa - founded Jaisalmer: S. 1212 = 1155 AD) → Kailan and Salivahan II

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Location of Derawar Fort and Bijnot

For detailed History starting from Yadu you may see Rao Jaisal.

Rao Tano having, by the interposition of the goddess Beejasenni, discovered a hidden treasure, erected a fortress, which he named Bijnot ; and in this he placed a statue of the goddess, on the 13th, the enlightened part of the month Megsir, the Rohini Nikhitra, S. 813 (A.D. 757). He died after ruling eighty years. [5]

Beeji had succeeded in S. 870 (A.D. 814). He commenced his reign with the teeka-dour against his old enemies, the Barahas, whom be defeated and plundered. In S. 892, he had a son by the Boota queen, who was called Deoraj. The Barahas and Langahas once more united to attack the Bhatti prince ; but they were defeated and put to flight. Finding that they could not succeed by open warfare, they had recourse to treachery. Having, under pretence of terminating this long feud, invited young Deoraj to marry the daughter of the Baraha chief, the Bhattis attended, when Beeji Rai and eight hundred of his kin and clan were massacred. Deoraj escaped to the house of the Purohit (of the Barahas, it is presumed), whither he was pursued. There being no hope of escape, the Brahmin threw the Brahminical thread round the neck of the young prince, and in order to convince his pursuers that they were deceived as to the object of their search, he sat down to eat with him from the same dish. Tunnote was invested and taken, and nearly every soul in it put to the sword, so that the very name of Bhatti was for a while extinct. [6]

Deoraj remained for a long time concealed in the territory of the Barahas ; but at length he ventured to Boota, his maternal abode, where he had the happiness to find his mother, who had escaped the massacre at Tanot. [7]

Deoraj immediately commenced erecting a place of strength, which he called after himself Deogarh, or Deorawal, on Monday, the 5th of the month Mah (sudi) the Pookh Nikhitra, S. 909 (853 AD). [8]

Deoraj conquers Lodrawa

To the south of Deorawal dwelt the Lodra Rajputs ; their capital was Lodrawa, an immense city, having twelve gates. The family Purohit, having been offended, took sanctuary (sirna) with Deoraj, and stimulated him to dispossess his old masters of their territory. A marriage was proposed to Nirp-bhan, the chief of the Lodras, which being accepted, Deoraj, at the head of twelve hundred chosen horse, departed for Lodorva. The gates of the city were thrown open as the bridegroom approached ; but no sooner had he entered with his suite, than swords were drawn, and Deoraj made himself master of Lodrawa. He married the chiefs daughter, left a garrison in Lodrawa, and returned to Deorawal. Deoraj was now lord of fifty-six thousand horse, and a hundred thousand camels.[9]

Deoraj had two sons, Moond and Chadu ; the last, by a wife of the Baraha tribe, had five sons, whose descendants were styled Chada Rajputs. Deoraj excavated several large lakes in the territory of Khadal (in which Deorawal is situated) ; one at Tanot is called Tanosar ; another, after himself, Deosar. Having one day gone to hunt, slightly attended, he was attacked by an ambush of the Channa Rajputs, and slain with twenty-six of his attendants, after having reigned fifty-live years. His kin and clans shaved their locks and moustaches, excepting Moond.[10]

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