Our Proud History

According to Vedic literature, the Yaduvanshis or Yadavs are the descendants of Yadu, the eldest son of King Yayati. From his line was born Madhu, who ruled from Madhuvana, situated on the banks of river Yamuna, which extended up to Saurastra and Anarta (Gujrat). His daughter Madhumati married Harinasva of Ikshvaku race, from whom Yadu was born again, this time being ancestor of Yadavas. Nanda, the foster father of Krishna, was born in the line of succession of Madhu and ruled from the same side of Yamuna. Jarasandh, Kansa’s father-in-law, and king of Magadha attacked Yadavas to avenge Kansa’s death. Yadavas had to shift their capital from Mathura (central Aryavart) to Dwaraka (on the western coast of Aryavart) on the Sindhu. Yadu was a legendary Hindu king, believed to be an ancestor of the Lord Shri Krishna, who for this reason is also referred to as Yadava. Genetically, they are in Indo-Caucasoid family. A study in East of India shows their gene structure is similar to Brahmin, Kayastha & Rajput living in the same area.

Some historians also seek a connection between Yadavas and Jews. According to their theory, the Greeks were referred to the Jews as Judeos, or Jah deos or Yadavas, meaning people of Ya.

In Russia, many Russians have surname “Yadav”.

James Tod demonstrated that Ahirs were included into the list of 36 royal races of Rajasthan (Tod,1829,Vol1,p69 ii,p358)

Ancient Yadav Kingdoms:

Seuna Yadavas of Devagiri
* Surasena Kingdom
* Vidarbha Kingdom
* Dwaraka Kingdom
* Kunti Kingdom
* Saurashtra Kingdom
* Heheya Kingdom
* Nishadha Kingdom
* Gurjara Kingdom
* Karusha Kingdom
* Chedi Kingdom
* Dasarna Kingdom
* Avanti Kingdom
* Malava Kingdom

* Anarta Kingdom
* Youdheya Kingdom
* Vijaya Nagara Kingdom

*Mathura Kingdom

* Mysore Kingdom

* Nepal Kingdom

*Jaisalmer Kingdom

* Maratha Kingdom

Yadav’s have not only ruled every inch square of this country but have contributed the most in the fields of arts & culture, politics, economics, architecture, history, science, astronomy, martial & military excellence and spirituality.