According to the Indian historian Yashwant Malaiya some Rajput clans originated in south India. He said: "Some of the Rajput clans originated from Maharashtra/Karnataka region with absolute certainty. Some of the others are, to the best of my knowledge, branches of clans that originated from Maharashtra/Karnataka". He adds, "We should note that emergence of Rajputs coincides with expansion of Rashtrakutas and Chalukyas into western/northern India." Malaiya adds further, "around the same time lineages of Jain Bharratakas (Sarasvati-Gachchha-Balatkara-Gana as well as Pustaka-gachchha-Desiya-Gana) appeared in North India". It is interesting to know that Rashtrakutas were great patrons of Jainism.So no wonder, the Jain Bhattarak seats of south India got a scope in Rajasthan-Gujarat-Malwa regions." Origin of some Rajputs During the rule of the south Indian Rashtrakuta Dynasty and Chalukya Dynasty (7th-12th century) on Gujarat, Malwa and Rajasthan, many families relating to these dynasties migrated from South to this region. The Paramara Rajput Kingdom of Malwa was established by the south Indian Rashtrakuta Dynasty and the Solanki kingdom of Gujarat was established by the south Indian Chalukya Dynasty. Some of their descendants are known as Rathore (Rathod). The word Rathod is derived from the original Marahatti language word Ratthawud. Later the descendants were divided into various clans, namely Gahadwal, Bundela, Chandela and Parmar(Paramara). So origin of the clans Rathore, Gahadwal, Bundela, Chandela and Parmar is possibly in Maharashtra and North Karnataka. Rathore clan of Rajasthan origin in south India: Its possible that the Rathore Dynasty of Rajasthan is related to the Rashtrakuta Dynasty. The Rathores of Jodhpur claim descent from Gahadwal Jaichand. Kannauj has been ruled by both Rashtrakutas and Gahadavals at different times. Rashtrakuta Indra III had defeated Pratiharas and taken Kannauj from them. A Chalukya inscription, dated 1050 A.D. associates the Rashtrakuta dynasty with Kannauj. The Gahadavala dynasty was founded by Chandradeva in 1097. Two ancestors of Chandradeva are known. Historians believe that they were a branch of the Rashtrakutas.