BISEN CLAN

LOCATION: Oudh SEAT: Majhauli DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Bisen clan RELIGION: Hindu
VANSH: Suryavanshi GOTHRA: Parashar, Bhardwaj, Shandilya, Atri, Vatsya VED: Samved KULDEVI: Durga

Bisen Clan 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.

BRANCHES:
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.