Information

Dynasty

Clan

Kandhal

Subclan

Saindasot

Accession

1954

Revenue

INR 17,000 (1815), 10,000 (1947)

Villages

84 (1815), 7 (1947)

Hindi Name

भादरा

Last Updated

31st Oct, 2017

Present Head

Thakur Saheb Raj Singhji, present Thakur Saheb of Bhadra, born , 17th generation from Rawat Kandhal Ji and 9th Thakur Saheb of Bhadra, is incumbent since 1996. He has received a Meritorious Police Service Medal for his services in the Border Security Force (B.S.F.) and is currently at the post of Deputy Inspector General (D.I.G.). Married to Thakurani Sahiba Sadhana Baghel of Babupur, Rewa, M.P. in 1989 and they have two issues.
  • Kunwar Shaliwahan Singh Rathore-, born , graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT GN) with a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Baisa Ambalika Singh Rathore, born , has a B.A. degree in Philosophy from St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad and M.A. degree in Industrial Psychology from MS University, Baroda.
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History

Thikana Bhadra is the main family of the Saindasot line, which is a sub-branch of the Kandhlot line and the lineage’s name is based eponymously on Thakur Saidas Ji, who was the great grandson of Kandhal Ji. The Chief of the Thikana enjoyed Dohri Tazim and Kurab Hath in Bikaner Darbar.

The Thikanas of Bhadra, Churu and Rawatsar are the main branches which fall under the aegis of the Kandhlot Clan of Rathores. The Kandhlot clan of Rathores traces its lineage back to Rawat Kandhal Ji, who was the second son of Rao Ranmal Ji and the younger brother of Rao Jodha Ji, the founder of Jodhpur. He was the chief strategist for the Marwar forces led by his nephew Rao Bika Ji, and was instrumental, on accounts of both his war tactics and on-field gallantry, in conquering the Jangaldesh and subsequently establishing the city of Bikaner in its stead. He also led half the Marwar forces and recovered Merta from Mewar and was granted the title of Rawat by Rao Jodha.

Rao Bika, in return for the great contributions of his uncle, also assisted Rawat Kandhal in establishing a separate state of his own. This led to the Dhaka War, which ushered in the Kandhlot rule over the region of Bhadra in the year 1545 A.D. Rawat Kandhal Ji attained martyrdom at Sahwa in 1545 A.D. because of wounds sustained in the battle with Sultan Sarang Khan at Hissar Fort.

Irked by their autonomy and their assertions of strength and influence in the region, Maharaja Surat Singh Ji of Bikaner ousted the Thakurs of both Bhadra and Churu from their respective estates. The estate of Bhadra which earlier consisted of about a hundred villages, was reduced to just a few villages (the primary being Manakrasar) received by way of maintenance, after its accession in the Bikaner State in 1815 A.D. (Chiefs and Leading Families in Rajputana, C.S.Bayley, Pg.15). Despite this attrition in their holdings, the Thakurs of Bhadra continued to be looked upto as persons of importance, and remained thereafter in the Bikaner city, near the Rulers of Bikaner State, with whom they continued to maintain a warm and cordial relationship.

The 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, is said to have visited Bhadra while traveling from Punjab towards the South in October-November 1706. He arrived at the nearby village of Sahwa (mentioned as Suheva in Sikh chronicles) and camped at the bank of a pond there near a pipal tree, from where he then visited Bhadra. The pipal tree stands at the site even today and a Gurudwara, known as the Suhava Sahib, stands at the site and attracts a number of pilgrims during the Guru Nanak jayanti annually. He had also purportedly left a personally written letter to the Thakur of Bhadra, but the same was unfortunately lost.

Thikana Bhadra was earlier also known as Thikana Sahwa, which was later on consolidated into Thikana Bhadra itself.

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Genealogy

  • Rao Kandhal (Ancestor of Kandhalot clan of Rathores)
    • Kunwar Bagh Ji, descendants established Thikanas- Chachabad, Melusar and Ghanghu.
    • Kunwar Rajsi, descendants established Thikanas - Rawatsar, Kallasar, Bisrasar, Fogla, Sui, Anoopshahr, etc.
    • Kunwar Aradakamal Ji, descendants established Thikanas - Sahwa, Bhatner and Bhadra (qv)
    • Kunwar Panchayan Ji, established Kohina, descendants untraced.
    • Kunwar Suja Ji, established Mehri, descendants untraced.
    • Kunwar Suro Ji, descendants established Thikanas- Bajrangasar and Savniya. Praised for fighting bravely against one Raju Khokhar. The lineage is called Surawat Kandhal Rathore.
    • Kunwar Puranamal Ji, established Thikana Bilyu. The lineage is called Purnamalot Kandhal Rathore.
    • Kunwar Parwata Ji, established Thikana Bilyu. The lineage is called Parwatot Kandhal Rathore.
    • Kunwar Nima Ji, established Thikana Gadana.
    • Kunwar Ranpiv Ji, established Thikana Parasanaeu. He also fought bravely alongside Kunwar Suro Ji against Raju Khokhar. Present lineage untraced.
    • Kunwar Patho Ji, had no issues.
    • Kunwar Jagjit Ji, had no issues.
    • Kunwar Abhayjit Ji, had no issues.
  • Thakur Saheb Aradkamal Singhji
    • Thakur Khet Singh Ji, he fought with valour and attained martyrdom in the battle at Bhatner (qv)
    • Sultan Singh Ji, fought and attained martyrdom in the battle at Bhatner.
    • Devidas Ji, descendants Thikana Kirsa. Fought and attained martyrdom in the battle at Bhatner.
    • Sorat Ji, fought and attained martyrdom in the battle at Bhatner.
    • Shivraj Ji, fought and attained martyrdom in the battle at Bhatner.
    • Thakur Nakpe Ji, established Thikana Gunandi and Tanodia in Gwalior.
  • Thakur Saheb Khet Singhji; he was one of the more far-sighted, diplomatic and valiant of the Thakurs of Bhadra. He got 40 ft deep trenches dug around the Bhadra town, got them filled with water and got the thorny Nagfali (Thorr) shrub planted around the outer periphery to strengthen the defense of the city. He also got four large gates (Chhani, Ajitpura, Dungarana and Karpura) erected on the four sides of the city to facilitate movement into and out of the city. He expanded the limits of the Bhadra Thikana through his exploits riding on his military prowess. He was also a close confidant of the Bikaner Ruler Jait Singh Ji. As such, when a dispute broke out regarding the succession to the throne of Udaipur State between Rana Sanga and Ratan Singh, he rode out leading the Bikaner State forces in support of the former. Besides, he also had good relations with the Jodhpur State. He attained martyrdom fighting valiantly against the Mughal forces led by Kamran, when they attacked the Bhatner fort, which was at that time under his rule. He had two issues.
    • Thakur Saidas Ji (qv)
    • Ganesh Ji, no issues.
  • Thakur Saheb Saidas, ancestor of Saindasot clan of Kandhal Rathores. He established the Thikana Sahwa. He attained martyrdom in battle and had six issues.
    • Thakur Jaimal Ji (qv)
    • Thakur Kanha Singh Ji, Thikana Gunan.
    • Kar Singh Ji, no issues.
    • Khiv Singh Ji, no issues.
    • Kangar Singh Ji, Thikana Sikrodi.
    • Jaal Singh Ji, no issues.
    • Lakshman Singh Ji, no issues.
  • Thakur Saheb Jaimalji, of Thikana Sahwa. He had four issues, all of them attained martyrdom fighting battles in Gujarat.
    • Thakur Aaskaran Ji (qv)
    • Manohardas Ji, no issues.
    • Achaldas Ji, no issues.
    • Lakshamandas Ji, no issues.
  • Thakur Saheb Askaranji, of Thikana Sahwa, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Hari Singh Ji (qv)
    • Jagdev Singh Ji
    • Mangal Singh Ji
    • Kishan Singh Ji, attained martyrdom during battle.
    • Sawaldas Ji
    • Ratan Singh Ji
    • Jeet Singh Ji
    • Bhopal Singh Ji
    • Sahmal Ji, Thikanas Sawalsar and Patroda.
  • Thakur Saheb Hari Singhji, of Thikana Sahwa, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Daulat Singh Ji (qv)
    • Fateh Singh Ji, no issues.
  • Thakur Saheb Daulat Singhji, of Thikana Sahwa, married and had issue.
    • Kol Singh Ji, no issues.
    • Thakur Kushal Singh Ji, Thikanas Sahwa, Redi and Saran.
    • Jaswant Singh Ji, no issues.
    • Thakur Lal Singh Ji, established Thikana Bhadra upon receiving it as a Tazim from Maharaja Zorawar Singh Ji. (qv)
    • Sawant Singh Ji, defeated and killed Tara Singh Ji in 1740 A.D., brother of Maharaja Gaj Singh Ji. Thikanas - Mehaliya and Dungaran.
  • Thakur Saheb Lal Singhji, he was the founder and one of the most famous Thakur of Thikana Bhadra, reigning during the times of Maharaja Zorawar Singh Ji. He also had close acquaintance with the Delhi Emperor Alamgir-II. When the question of succession to the throne of Bikaner came up, and Zorawar Singh Ji’s eldest son Amar Singh Ji was denied the throne, he approached Thakur Lal Singh Ji for assistance. Thakur Lal Singh Ji obliged and even took the matter to the Jodhpur His Highness who readily gave his assent to the cause. But upon advice by the Thakur of Churu Dheerat Singh Ji, Thakur Lal Singh Ji refrained from the tussle for the throne, reflecting the high stead which the relationship with Churu occupied in the eyes of the Bhadra ruler. Maharaja Gaj Singh Ji of Bikaner persuaded Thakur Lal Singh Ji to join the official state service. Both were thus scheduled to meet at Annupur but due to a bad omen, Thakur Lal Singh Ji was unable to attend the meeting. Infuriated, Maharaja Gaj Singh Ji ordered his forces to attack the Dungarana fort, which at that time housed Thakur Daulat Singh Ji and Sawant Singh Ji, who were Lal Singh Ji’s father and brother respectively. Both of them lost their lives as a result of the conflict. When Maharaja Gaj Singh Ji marched to attack Thakur Lal Singh Ji, they met at Raslana and agreed to a treaty and all of Thakur Lal Singh Ji’s estates were reinstated. At the time of Thakur Lal Singh Ji’s rule, Thikana Bhadra included 84 villages, 84 trained horsemen and a revenue of Rs.17,000 annually.
    • Thakur Amar Singh Ji (qv)
    • Bhadar Singh Ji, no issues.
    • Vijay Singh Ji, no issues.
    • Anoop Singh Ji, Thikana Pithrasar.
    • Guman Singh Ji, Thikana Pithrasar.
    • Ram Singh Ji, Thikana Jhadsar.
      • Chain Singh Ji
      • Pahad Singh Ji
    • Mohan Singh Ji, Thikana Jhadsar.
  • Thakur Saheb Amar Singhji, Thakur of Bhadra, had no issues. Adopted Thakur Chain Singh Ji, son of Amar Singh Ji’s brother, Ram Singh Ji of Thikana Jhadsar.
  • Thakur Saheb Chain Singhji, Thakur of Bhadra, had no issues. Adopted Thakur Pratap Singh Ji, son of Pahad Singh Ji of Thikana Jhadsar.
  • Thakur Saheb Pratap Singhji, Thakur of Bhadra. In order to fight the local chieftains who had supported the Thakurs of Churu in their uprising against the Bikaner state, Maharaja Surat Singh Ji in 1815 A.D. sent Amarchand Surrana to the region, who captured Thakur Pahad Singh Ji, Ram Singh Ji and his son Laxman Singh Ji, brought them to Bikaner and executed everyone except Laxman Singh Ji. Upon Amarchand’s death, Abhay Singh Mehta was sent to the region under the same instructions. Upon a protracted engagement with Thakur Pratap Singh Ji, who was surrounded by the Bikaner forces from all sides at Bhadra, the ammunition of the Bhadra forces as well as the morale of the Bikaner forces started shrinking. Seeing the situation as such, the Bikaner forces also called in the Patiala forces to help with the siege, following which the Bhadra defenses broke down. But upon non-payment of the promised dues to the Patiala army, the Patiala forces continued to occupy the region for 10 months. Then following Bikaner State’s request to the British authorities for intervention, an agreement was reached to transfer Bhadra over to Bikaner, and it was assimilated into the Bikaner State in 1815. An arrangement for a payment of Rs.10,000 to the Bhadra Thakur was also made for sustenance of his facilities.
    • Thakur Ranjit Singh Ji, Thikana Ghuwala.
    • Thakur Man Singh Ji, Thikana Ghuwala.
    • Thakur Bagh Singh Ji (qv)
    • Thakur Hamir Singh Ji, Thikana Malasar.
    • Panch Singh Ji, no issues.
  • Thaku Saheb Bagh Singhji, Thakur of Bhadra, he received Manakrasar by way of compensation from Maharaja Sardar Singh Ji for the accession of Thikana Bhadra into the Bikaner State. For his meritorious services, he was conferred with Dohri Tazim Jagir and Kurab Hath of Thikana Manakrasar by Maharaja Sardar Singhji of Bikaner in 1830 AD. He was also consulted by Maharaja Sardar Singh Ji, with whom he shared a good rapport, on all issues big or small. He was described by Maharaja Dungar Singh Ji as being a highly trustworthy person. He was also perceived by the British as possessing a high degree of acumen and bravery. He had two issues.
    • Bhairu Singh Ji, no issues.
    • Thakur Kumer Singh Ji (qv)
  • Thakur Saheb Kumer Singhji, graduated from Agra University at a time when graduation among the Thakurs was almost unheard of. His acumen in languages is amply demonstrated by his translation of the Bhagwad Gita’s Shlokas into Marwari Dohas. He also held the portfolio of Health Minister in Maharaja Sadul Singh Ji’s cabinet for Bikaner State. He had three issues from his first marriage to Thakurani Jas Kanwar of Bohera (Udaipur) and six issues from his second marriage to Thakurani Nand Kanwar of Thikana Bamboori (Chittor).
    • Thakur Shambhu Singh Ji (qv)
    • Majisa Dugari Daulat Kanwar, married to Late Maharaja Saheb Mahendra Singh Ji of Thikana Dugari, Bundi.
      • Maharaja Rajendra Singh Ji Dugari, married to Maharani Taruna Kumari of Thikana Karjali (Udaipur).
        • Kunwar Shivam Singh Hada
        • Kunwar Shantanu Singh Hada
    • Late Th. Madan Singh J, married to Krishna Kumari of Thikana Digu of Jaipur and has issues, one son and a daughter.
      • Th. Ranjit Singh Ji
      • Baisa Rajshri Rathore, married to Thakur Saheb Shyam Singh Ji Shekhawat of Thikana Hariyasar and has issue, one daughter.
        • Baisa Bhargavi Singh Shekhawat
    • Dileep Singh Ji, he passed away as an infant at 6-7 months of age. Since then, he is worshipped in the family. His blessings are sought for and offerings are made to him before any major event.
    • Th. Jai Singh Ji, married in Thikana Batka (Jaipur) to Rajawat Ji Sa Ratan Kumari, and has issues, two daughters
      • Baisa Jyoti Singh, married to Thakur Saheb Karni Singh Ji of Doongri.
      • Baisa Kavita Kumari, married to Rajkumar Prahalad Karan Singh Ji of Vav.
    • Th. Man Singh Ji
    • Thakurani Kamla Kumari, married to Thakur Saheb Bhim Singh Ji of Thikana Bhatkedi and has issues, two sons.
      • Akshaye Singhji Chandrawat
      • Sanjay Singhji Chandrawat
    • Th. Prithvi Singh Ji
    • Majisa Umeta Usha Kumari, married to Late Thakur Saheb Pradyuman Singh Ji of Umeta State (Near Baroda State), and had issues, 2 daughters and a son.
      • Baisa Alpa Singh, married to Thakur Ghanshyam Singh Ji Parmar of Borsad and they both reside in USA alongwith their two issues.
        • Kunwar Satyajeetsinh Parmar
        • Baisa Shubhangi Parmar
      • Baisa Sheetal Singh, married to Mangesh Chavan from Baroda.
      • Thakur Anirudh Singh Ji, married to Thakurani Sahiba Isha Kumari of Amb (Himachal Pradesh).
    • Th. Digvijay Singh Ji, married to Janak Kumari, daughter of Th. Saheb Kanak Singhji Jhala of Kadoli state (Gujarat) and has issues, one daughter and a son.
      • Baisa Radhika Singh, studying B.Sc Microbiology.
      • Paramveer Singh, presently (2017) studying in 11th standard in BN School, Udaipur.
  • Thakur Saheb Shambhu Singhji, graduated with B.A. from Dungar College Bikaner, University of Rajasthan, married Thakurani Sahiba Giriraj Kumari of Thikana Pusod (Kotah) in February 1960. He had a keen interest in Motor Vehicles, including into their mechanical nitty gritties, besides his exceptional culinary skills. He had two issues.
    • Thakur Raj Singh Ji (qv)
    • Baisa (name unknown), passed away in the infancy stage at the age of 6 months. She is considered to be a guardian spirit of the family.
  • Thakur Saheb Raj Singhji, present Thakur of Bhadra (see above)
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