Suryavanshi kshatriya refer to the Solar Dynasty. Today's Rajputs claims to be Suryavanshi.The Rajput's Suryavanshi clans are:
- Raghav Rajputs
- Pal suryavanshi
While Suryavanshi Kshatriyas present across Aryavarta (Ancient India) the other prominent community from South part of India also proclaims themself as Suryavanshi Kshatriya that's Kshatriya Kula Founders from Tamilnadu. They are the descendants of Chola dynasty and Cholas have declared themself as Suryavanshi/ Raghuvanshi. The Vanniyar kula Kshatriyas are the sickle largest community in Tamilnadu however anti Hindu forces and politics have always kept this community in dark so that they don't connect with other Kshatriyas of North India. Locally they are called as Vanniyar which is originates from Vanni Tree that's Shami Vriksha in Sanskrit which is a sacred tree for Kshatriyas. Also they are called "Gounder" means Thakur in rural Tamilnadu.
Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha, Karani Sena and other Kshatriya associations are actively working with South Indian Kshatriyas to unite them these days.
In South India all the three Suryavanshi, Agni Vanshi Kshatriyas are categorised under one official name as Vanniyar kula Kshatriyas. In their villages they have temple dedicated to Pandavas / Draupadi Devi and Bajan Mandir/ Bajanai Koil for Lord Rama with out fail. The only community which helds Pandavas and Rama as their ancestors in Tamilnadu is Vanniyar kula Kshatriyas community