According to Hindu mythology, the Lunar dynasty is one of the four principal houses of the Kshatriya varna, or warrior–ruling caste. This legendary dynasty was said to be descended from moon-related deities (Soma or Chandra).
According to the Shatapatha Brahmana, the dynast's founder Pururavas was the son of Budha (the son of moon) and Ila (the daughter of Manu). Pururavas's grandson was Yayati, who had five sons named Yadu, Turvasu, Druhyu, Anu, and Puru: these seem to be the names of five Indo-Aryan tribes.
Ila's descendants were also known as the Ailas or Chandravansha.
Several Chandravanshi castes and communities in modern India, such as the Sainis of Punjab Province, Yadav, Ayar Chudasama, Jadeja, Bhatti, Bhatti Rajputs, Anand(ahi), Katoch, Tanwar/Tomars  Jadaun, and  claim descent from Yadu.
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