Origen and History of Tomar Rajputs


Tomars or Tanwars are Chandravanshi Rajputs
According to legend, Tomar Rajputs are the descendants of Pandavas of Mahabhatara- descended from Arjun, through his son Abhimanyu and grandson, Prikshit. King Yudhishtra founded Indraprashth, modern Delhi, but he later abdicated in favour of Prikshit, from Prikshit to king King Dihlu Tomar , Tomar rule at Delhi until 1182 A.D.

Tomars are the blood of Arjuna, one of the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahābhārata. Arjuna is a central figure in Hindu religion whose name means 'bright', 'shining', 'white' or 'silver' . Arjuna is thus "The Peerless Archer". The third of the five Pandava brothers, Arjuna was one of the children borne by Kunti, first wife of Pandu.He is sometimes refereed as 'forth Krishna' of Mahabharata.
Abhimanyu a tragic hero in the Mahābhārata. He is the son of Arjuna and Subhadra( the half-sister of Lord Krishna) . He is an unparalleled archer and is considered to equal his father in prowess with the bow and arrow.
Parikshit is the son of Uttara, the Matsya princess and Abhimanyu, the Vrishni son of Arjuna. He is born only after the end of the war.He was also referred to as the "King of the Kurus".
Parikshit with ATTRISH as the predominant GOTRA of all the Tomars. Attrish comes from the great sage ATTRI and Tomars followed him and hence the name.

Tomar rule at Delhi lasted until 1182 A.D. when King Anangpal-II Tomar appointed Prithviraj Chauhan, his daughter's son and King of Ajmer at that time, as 'caretaker'.
Prithviraj Chauhan was mostly a caretaker king as long as Anangpal Tomar II, his grandfather(Maternal) was alive and ruling. The fact that Prithviraj's coronation to crown never happened makes this confusion even more apparent.

Following King Anangpal giving the throne of Delhi to his grandson Prithviraj Chauhan, or more accurately Prithviraj usurping the throne of Delhi, a branch of the Tomar clan established themselves in the area of modern Gwalior in northern Madhya Pradesh. One of the greatest Tomar kings Man Singh built the fortress citadel which still stands there. A debatable topic is that Tomars did not lose any battle, Anangpal II made Prithviraj Chauhan (the son of Karpuri Devi, the daughter of king Anangpal II), his grandson the heir apparent to the throne since he was probably the most efficient warrior and leader of his time. It is said that Anangpal II's younger brothers then left Delhi and moved to Gwalior, Rajasthan, Haryana and other areas of northern India in disbelief and anger.

Prithviraj Chauhan was defeated by Muhammad Ghori in A.D. 1192. The Mughal emperor Akbar captured Gwalior in 1559.

The Tomar king Man Singh built the fortress citadel which still stands there.

Tomars/ Tanwars moved from Delhi to Haryana (Bhiwani, Karnal and Mahendergarh Districts), Madhya Pradesh (Morena, Bhind, Gwalior), Punjab and Rajasthan (Patan State and nearby areas including Neem-ka-Thana, Mavanda,Mandholi). They are spread from Punjab, to Haryana, to Western Uttar Pradesh (Meerut, Baraut, Muzaffarnagar Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Bulandshahr), Eastern Uttar pradesh (Ballia) to southern Nepal to western Rajastan to Northern Madhya Pradesh and even some in Pakistan- known as Towars. In northern India, there are some Tomars of 'Jat' caste as well, e.g. in the area called 'Badaut' in Baghpat district of western UP.

39 comments:

  1. nice work but some villages of

    tomars are also in bareilly

    district of u.p. .

    myself from that branch .

    u can check that in wickepedia.

    tomars uprooted gwalas & katheria

    rajputs from there .

    thanks & regards

    praveen singh tomar

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  2. Very interesting. Thanks for enlifghtening us about the Tomars.

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  3. Tomars are also in the village Sitabdiara in Dist of Balia in Eastern UP
    and also the gotra Kashyap is also a major Tomar gotra as Rishi Kashyap tried to save Parikshit from the curse and so is revered as a guru by tomars

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  4. lots of TOMARs Living in Dist. SITAPUR Vill. TIPONA .mostly they are depending on farming & they are more cultural,educated,agrasive nature but honourfull for others

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  5. “ The Kingdom of Delhi was founded by Anangpal Singh Tomar, whose dynasty, by virtue of descent from the Pandavas, claimed to be Lords Paramount of India ” —From A Pageant of India by Adolf Simon Waley.

    http://tomardynasty.co.cc/

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  6. but some village of Tomar-district in kaithal(Haryana)Like a Dumara,Faral,Lukhi.

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  7. Tomar's are also in dist- aligarh

    this are the villages

    *AHRAULA
    *DAMKOLA
    *SIRIYA GARI
    *SAHAB SINGH KI NAGLIYA
    *HARNARAYAN GARI

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  8. tomar is a rajput thakur for your kind information tanwar not belongs thakur

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  9. rajput is the caste nme but the thakur is the financial/revenue officer in the sultanate time.

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  10. Tomar are great but we we don't have a lot of money bcoz we are the children of ruler!!!!!!!!shit bas iski kami hain!!!god help some of tomar to prove that they are the king of al!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ohhhhh kishan help us!!!trahimam prabhu.

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  11. Tomar's history is really great because our ancestral belongs to raja parishit (Pandav), we should follow them........
    some of tomars are residing in Niwari Khurd , Etawah(UP)migrated from Murena (MP)

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  12. some tomar rajputs are also in lower belt of himachal pardesh state............distt;sirmaur ,tehsil;nahan,

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  13. we r rajputs in punjab doaba we converted to sikhism 200 yrs b4 .nd we r writing toor .my village is small in hoshiarpur dist but no body knows here .goood knowledge

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  14. there's a village in faridabad named as 'ajronda' is also a village of tomar rajputs. it is located on NH-2 you can google it. it was established in 1372. at first its name was ARJUN-DAAH but later on it changes to ajronda. i'm requesting to admin that please add the name of this village to the list of tomar rajput villages in haryana.
    JAI MATA KI
    JAI RAJPUTANA

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  15. very nice work
    I m proud to be a Tomar

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  16. Gaurav i wana share this work with facebook so pl. tel us how can it possable ?

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  17. There's a village in faridabad named as 'ajronda' is also a village of Gaur rajputs. It is located on NH-2 you can google it. it was established in 1372. at first its name was ARJUN-DAAH but later on it changes to ajronda. i'm requesting to admin that please add the name of this village to the list of Gaur rajput villages in haryana.

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  18. all rajput is best ...pls join me my fb id shivam8134@yahoo.in

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  19. some vilages of tomars in hardoi district(u.p) u can see i m proud to be a tomar

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  21. THANK U FOR THIS GREAT JOB.I AM FROM GWALIOR

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  22. good work Tomars of 84s are also at Budaun Disst. in u.p.Anirudh pratap singh tomar

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  24. but howcome tomar khap of 90 villages of bagpat are of cast jat and not of rajput??? why there are no tomar villages in delhi,.....did chouhans made them run away or killed every tomar rajput.. i have never seen or listen that there did happen any war between tomar and chauhan...tanwar in delhi are also gurjar......,,,,,,i think tomars of delhi were jat and gurjar, not great rajput....

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    1. hey i want to clerify you one thing ..dear .. jats and gurjars are son's of tomars but there mothers are jat and gurjars that is why .. tomars are also in jats and gujjars okk...

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  25. I am siddharth singh tomar
    we are from meerut region
    our village is baral
    ancestral
    most tomar rajputs are settled near by villages
    one of them is ours.

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  26. Kunwar Rishi TomarMarch 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Tomarsssss r real epic heros.....from arjun to till now...

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  27. if anybody have any information about Tomar' plz tell me
    astlog.in@gmail.com
    regards
    Amit Singh Tomar

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  28. hey m glad to read this ..... i am also tomar from morena , but you wrote one thing wrong that lord krishna was ya .... as YADUVANSHI before millions of years till now, he used to known as THAKURJI and YADAV's are AHEER's who take cares of cows and all he had been stayed in GOKUL but he was not yadav , so please kindly clearify ,,,,all pandu's are not yadavs ..we are thakur not yadav's so please clarify it......i really concerned about it.

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