Aug 25, 2015
The Chandela or Chandel is a Rajput clan in Central India. The word Chandela is said to have evolved from Chandratreya which is a mix of two words demonstrating the heredity, Chandra vamsa and Atreya gotra. An area of the Chandelas which was otherwise called Chandela Dynasty led a great part of the Bundelkhand district of central India for long period of time between the 10th and the thirteenth century AD. The Chandel dynasty is known in Indian history for Maharaja Rao Vidyadhara, who spurned the assaults of Mahmud of Ghazni.