VANSH: Suryavanshi GOTHRA: Parashar, Bhardwaj, Shandilya, Atri, Vatsya VED: Samved KULDEVI: Durga
PRESENT HEAD OF CLAN:
the present Raja Saheb of Majhauli in Gorakhpur district.
STATES AND ESTATES:
Bhadri, Bhinga, Daryabad, Deotaha, Dhangarh, Dumaria, Gonda, Hahiawan, Kalakankar, Kundrajit, Majhauli, Manjhigaon, Mankapur, Puwansi, Sheikhpur Chauras, etc.
Donwar, Bambwar and Bamtola
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The name of this clan is derived from the Sanskrit 'viswa' and 'sena'. They claim descent from a Rajput adventurer or ascetic named Mayura Bhatta, and through him from a famous Rishi, Jamadagni. At a remote age, Mayura Bhatta left Benares with a few followers to establish a kingdom, at the expense of the aboriginal tribes. He settled at first in Azamgarh district, and then crossing the Gogra, obtained a victory over several Bhar chiefs, and greatly increased his territory. He is said to have three sons by three different wives, a Rajputni, a Bhuinharin and a Brahmani. He was followed by 79 Rajas who used Sen as their title. The 80th Raja, Hardeo Sen, was granted the title of Malla by the Emperor of Delhi, on account of his bravery. He is claimed as ancestor by the Malla Kings of Nepal. The Bisen Rajputs are predominantly found in Uttar Pradesh (predominantly in Allahabad, Benares, Mirzapur, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Ballia, Gorakhpur, Basti, Azamgarh, Faizabad, Gonda and Bahraich districts), with a smaller scattering in Bihar. They are further divided into two houses, viz. the Bisens of Majhauli and the Bisens of Deorhi, and are further separated into the five gotras as follows, Parasar, Bharadwaj, Sandil, Atri and Batas.
- Raja Prithvi Mal, Raja of Majhauli in Gorakhpur district; married and had issue.
- Rai Ratan Mal, he entered the service of the 4th King of
Delhi and achieved great success, married a daughter of Raja
Manikchandra of Kanauj, and had issue. OR son of Raghubans Mal
- Rai Pratap Mal, married and had issue.
- Rai Shah Mal, married and had issue.
- Rai Hum Mal aka Hom Mal, he settled at Bargaon in 1193 (traditional date), married a daughter of Manik Chand of Manikpur (see Rathore), and had issue.
- Purandar Rai, of Purabar village, married and had issue.
- Rai Gohal aka Gopal, of Gopalpura, married and had issue.
- Rai Ragho aka Raghu (qv)
- Rai Rup Mal
- Rai Ragho, he acquired 12 villages at Derwa from the Gadezis of Manikpur, and there made his capital, founder of Raghopur and Raepur; married and had issue.
- Rai Askaran Singh, Taluqdar of Rampur Dharupur (see Kalakankar)
- Kashi Rai, married and had issue, the later Taluqdars of Dhingwas and Dhangarh.
- five generations
- Thakur Chain Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Ausan Singh, married and had issue.
- Thakur Devi Singh, married and had issue. He died 1808.
- Thakur Raghunath Singh, married and had issue. He died 1842.
- Thakur Pirthipal Singh
- Thakur Sheopal Singh
- Thakur Shitla Bakhsh Singh, joint Taluqdar of Dhangarh (45 villages, Rs 15,549, 1877); married and had issue.
- son, married and had issue.
- Diwan Lal Jagdish Bahadur Singh, Taluqdar
of Dhangarh hissa IX
- Thakur Shankar Singh, married and had issue.
- Diwan Lal Sheo Pratap Singh, Taluqdar of Dhingwas, married and had issue.
- Diwan Lal Chhattardhari Singh, Taluqdar of
Dhangarh hissa VII
- Thakur Jagannath Singh
- Thakur Risal Singh, Taluqdar of Pawansi (generally known as Dhingwas), married and had issue.
- Thakur Jham Singh, Taluqdar of Dhingwas, married and had issue.
- Thakur Bhawani Singh
- Thakur Beni Singh [or Ram Singh]
- Thakur Meharban Singh
- Thakur Mahipal Singh, Taluqdar of Dhingwas, married Thakurain Kailas Kunwar, Taluqdarani of Pawansi (89 villages in Dhingwas pargana, plus 5 villages in Bihar, Rs 43,498, 1877), she received the sanad for the taluqa, and had issue. He died spm.
- Thakurain Janki Kunwar, married Raja Bijai Bahadur Singh of Bahlolpur, and had adoptive issue.
- Lal Sheo Pratap Singh of Dhangarh Hissa VII (qv)
- Rai Khem Karan, Taluqdar of Derwa, youngest son, married
and had issue.
- Rai Kalyan Shah, married and had issue, three sons.
- Rai Joghar Rai, founder of the Kundarjit or Kondrajit
Taluqa (69 villages, Rs 43,577, 1877).
- Rai Himmat Shah, founder of the Dhiawan or Dahiawan
Taluqa (10 villages, Rs 7,845, 1877).
- Rai Durga Shah [aka
Darshan Shah], founder of the Shekhpur Chauras aka Shaikhpur
Chauras Taluqa (14 villages, Rs 6,280, 1877).
- Thakur Lal Shah, Taluqdar of Bhadri, married and had issue.
- Rai Sabal Shah, founder of the Bhadri Taluqa, married and had issue (see Bhadri).
- ?Thakur Jit Singh, Taluqdar of Bhadri, married and had issue.
- Babu Rai, Taluqdar of Kindhauli.
- Rai Ranjit, Taluqdar of Purmai.