The Vaghelas or Baghel were an IndianRajput dynasty of Gujarat. The Vaghelas were based in the town of Dholka, and were a branch and feudatories of the Solanki dynasty, who ruled Gujarat from the 10th to the 13th centuries. The Solanki went into decline in the thirteenth century, and by 1243 the Vaghelas were firmly in control of Gujarat. They restored stability to Gujarat for the latter half of the 13th century. Vaghela kings and officials were dedicated patrons of the arts and temple-building. They established a rather short-lived (76 years) but powerful dynasty. The Historian Karneejee's lines are given below to support the facts:Sindhia of Gwalior, the ex-Raja of Satara and the ex-Bhosle of Nagpur were Kurmis or of the class asa kin to them. Mr Campbell has pointed out that the Kurmi element was the foundation of the Maharastrapower and that Shivaji and many of his chiefs were Kurmis. There are also Kurmi Rajas in Gorakhpur and Gujarat.Darshan Singh of Atraulia who is of this caste, earned the title of Ghalibjang for his brave services to the kings ofOudh, and his son jailed acquired the title of Raja during rebellion.
List of Vaghela kings who ruled over whole Gujarat: