The Ponwar clan of the Marathas, who ruled the states of Dewas, Dhar, Rajgarh in Malwa and Chhatarpur in Bundelkhand from the 18th century to the mid-20th century, claim the same descent as the Paramaras. Here they are also known by the names Punwar, Panwar, Puar, Panhwar and Pawar. Paramara are Agnivanshi Rajputs.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Paramara (Agnivanshi Rajputs)
(also known as Parmara and Parmar) is the name of a prominent Arya clan of medieval India, which ruled the Dhar and Ujjaini kingdoms from the 9th century to the 14th century. Modern-day Paramara descendants are located throughout northern, western and central India. Paramaras are also spread throughout the nations of the former British Empire, particularly Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as in the USA and in Sindh, Pakistan, where they constitute 40% of the population of the Dadu district; here they are called Panhwars.