Deora (occasionally Devda, Devra, Devre) is the name of a branch of the Songara Chauhan clan of rajputs in India. Sonegara Chauhans ruled Jalore (the mountain on which the fort is located is called as Swarngiri-the mountain of gold and hence the Chauhans took the name Sonegara) and surrounding areas. Sonegara Chauhans are known for their valour against the ferocious sultan of Delhi Allauddin Khilji. Rao Deoraj was the progenitor of the Devra clan. In ages past, the rulers of Chandravati, Sirohi belonged to the Deora clan.