Nagavanshi dynasty is one of the Kshatriya dynasties of India. It includes a number of Jats and Rajput clans. The worshippers of Nāga (serpent) were known as Nāgā or Nāgil. The descendants of Nagas were called Nagavanshi.
The Nagavanshi (Sanskrit: nāgavaṃśī "of nāga-descent) or Nagavanshi dynasty were rulers in the area of the present Chhattisgarh state from around the 11th century CE to the 14th century. A copper plate inscription from the Gupta Empire era relates that nāgas were elevated to the kshatriya caste. The copper plates of this period relate to the Nagas being defeated by the Guptas and subsequently being married into them. One example is that of King Chandragupta II, who married Queen Kuberanaga. The Nagas were mentioned as an snake-worshipping tribe of ancient India. Puranic legends constructed the genealogy of the Nagavanshis as a sub-clan of the Suryavansha. Nāga-worshippers were supposedly known as Nāgā or Nāgil. Nair, Bunt and some Rajput and Jat people claim to be of Nagvanshi origin.