Delhi- India's capital, is one of the oldest & ancient cities in the history of the world. In ancient times, at this place used to be a forest which was known as Khandavprastha. Kalika Puran describes that one Chandravanshi Yadav King Sudarshan, cleared up this forest area of Khandavprastha & constructed a beautiful city which he called Khandavpuri. King Sudarshan slowly conquered the wide parts of the world & made Khandavpuri as it's capital. The city of Khandavpur became world famous for it's beauty, planning & its opulence's. Lord Indra became envious by seeing the beauty of Khandavprastha & he attacked the city in alliance with the King of Kashi Vijay & destroyed & looted the city of all it's riches. Eventually the destroyed city was again engulfed by the forest & people slowly forget it. Since Lord Indra has conquered this place from the Yaduvanshi King Sudarshan, people started calling this place as Indraprastha. An ancient Khandeswar temple is located in this area of Burari, Delhi.
At the end of Dvapar Yuga, this place (forest area Indraprastha) was the part of Kaurava Kingdom. Later on this place was given to the Pandavas by the Kauravas. Kaurav & Pandavs were all Chandravanshi Kshatriya & were the ancestor of King Puru- the son of King Yayati. The mother of Pandavas, Kunti Devi was a Yadav princess & the sister of King Vasudev (the father of Lord Krishna). When Pandavas were given this forest area by Kauravas to live & rule from, all the Yadav's from Dwarakapuri contributed 1/6 of their wealth for the kingdom of Indraprastha- the Kingdom of Pandavas. Lord Krishna spent lot of time in Indraprastha. Maya Danav constructed the palace of Indraprastha.
After the defeat of Kaurava's in Mahabharat yudha, Pandava's became ruler of both Indraprastha & Hastinapur ( located 125 Kms from Delhi). Later on, Pandava's enthroned Bajranabha (Vajranabha)-the great grandson of Lord Krishna as the King of Indraprastha & Mathura and made Parikshit Maharj as the King of Hastinapur. Even today the belt between Delhi & Mathura is called Ahirwal. The names of few Yadav king's who ruled Delhi post Mahabharat era is: Vikrampal, Samudrapal etc.
According to the medieval history, Delhi as a city has constantly changed. During British rule, Delhi was a bordering city of Punjab. After Independence Delhi was declared as a State & it consisted of many villages out of which 36 Villages were Yadav villages. These villages were located from the Khadar on the banks of Yamuna to Gurgaon district under Harayana State. The name of these ancient Yadav villages of Delhi is as follows: Dabur (Najafgurh), Suhaida, Khadkhadi, Nahar, Khaira, Jafarpur, Kala, Pandawal Kala, Pandawal Khurd, Kadipur, Hasanpur, Daulatpur, Ghumanheda, jhuljhuli, Kheda Dabur, Paparawat, Dariyapur & Kanganhedi.
It is said the Yadav's from "Tijara" near Mathura are settled in these villages. In 850 Vikram Samvat, Yadav King Charu Rao ji was the king of Tijara. In around 1043 A.D, the family of King Harpal of Tijara, settled in the Dabur area of modern Delhi. This village is called Sudhaida. Since their connection with the ruler's of Tijara, people of these villages writes Rao as their surnames.
Today, 8% of population of Delhi consist of Yadav's. NCR have over 30% of Yadav population. Recently the 1st Mayor of Gurgaon became one Yadav. In Gurgaon & Noida the Yadav population in some pockets are over 60%.
Yadav dominated areas in National Capital Region(NCR) includes Gurgaon, Noida, Manesar, Behror, Bawal, Dharuhera, Pataudi, Bhiwadi, Badshahpur, Kosli, Alwar and Rewari.
Some of the villages in Ahirwal with Yadav prominence are:-
Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Yadav- 1st Chief Minister of Delhi-He became CM when he was 33 years only & is the youngest Chief minister India ever had.
No wonder that a Yadav became the 1st Chief Minister of Delhi of Independent India- due to their great history.
Miss Ekta Chowdhary-Miss India 2009.
Grand daughter of Chaudhary Bramha Prakash
Vandana Rao. IAS topper Rank 4 from Delhi
Vimal Yadav-1st Mayor of Gurgaon