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Chandrabansi

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Pal

Hindi Name

भद्रवाह

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28th Jul, 2017

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Raja ROMESH CHAND, present ruler of Bhadrawah, married to daughter of King of Chamba in 1961.
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Genealogy

According to the vansavali. According to vernacular history.
1. Raja DHARI PAL 1. Raja BHADR PAL
2. Raja KALAS PAL 2. Raja PRITHVI PAL
3. Raja ICHHA PAL 3. Raja AJIA PAL
4. Raja RANSINGH PAL 4. Raja KELAS PAL
5. Raja DHARM PAL 5. Raja KISHAN PAL
6. Raja BIKRAM PAL 6. Raja MAHAN PAL
7. Raja BISHAMBAR PAL 7. Raja NAG PAL
8. Raja NAG PAL 8. Raja BISHAMBAR PAL
  • Raja NAG PAL [Than Pal], 8th Raja of Bhadrawah, his mother was Rani Kandani, a Kashtwar Princess; he built the temple of Basak Nag at Bhadrawah, married and had issue. He died about 1620.
    • Raja Bhakt Pal (qv)
  • Raja BHAKT PAL, 9th Raja of Bhadrawah; during his rule, Raja Bhupat Pal of Basohli invaded the state and made it tributary to Basohli about 1628, he married and had issue.
    • Raja Dhruv Pal (qv)
    • Mian Rup Chand fl.1692
    • Mian Kimat Chand
  • Raja DHRUV PAL, 10th Raja of Bhadrawah, married and had issue. He died about 1691.
    • Raja Abhaya Pal (qv)
    • Mian Jai Chand
    • Mian Kalyan Chand
  • Raja ABHAYA PAL, 11th Raja of Bhadrawah 1691/1707, married and had issue. He died .
    • Raja Medini Pal (qv)
    • Mian Manik Chand fl.1708
  • Raja MEDINI PAL, 12th Raja of Bhadrawah 1707/1735, said to have founded the town of Bhadrawah and made it his capital, married and had issue.
    • Raja Sampat Pal (qv)
    • Mian Harakh Chand
  • Raja SAMPAT PAL, 13th Raja of Bhadrawah 1735/1770, born , built the fort at Ratangarh naming it Medinipur, married (amongst others), wives from Jammu and Jasrota, and had issue. He died at Jammu.
    • Raja Fateh Pal (qv)
    • Mian Jhagar Chand
    • Raja Bhup Chand (qv)
    • Mian Sangar Chand
    • Mian Kundan Singh, he was appointed Raja of Kashtwar in 1786, for a short time, but was displaced and died in Chamba, where his descendants still (1930) live.
    • Rani Suratu, married Raja Abhaya Chand of Kangra.
    • Rani Darsanu, married Raja Prithvi Singh of Nurpur.
    • Rani Naginu, married Raja Raj Singh of Chamba.
    • Rani Tholu, married into Jasrota Royal Family.
  • Raja FATEH PAL, 14th Raja of Bhadrawah 1770/1790 (deposed), born , became tributary to Chamba in 1783, paying a tribute of 3,000Rs yearly, continued to rule the state as a vassal till 1790 when he was deported to Chamba, where he remained a prisoner in the Pakki Chauki (old palace) for the remainder of his life, he married and had issue. He died after 1790.
    • Raja Daya Pal (qv)
  • Raja DAYA PAL, 15th Raja of Bhadrawah 1790/1794 and -/1810, born , deposed as a result of internal dissensions and retired to Dinanangar where he died sp after 1810.
  • Raja BHUP CHAND, 16th Raja of Bhadrawah 1794/- , married Rani Atharbanu, a Princess from Chamba and had issue. He was confined with his brother in the Pakki Chauki till his death.
    • Raja Pahar Chand (qv)
  • Raja PAHAR CHAND, 17th Raja of Bhadrawah 1810/1821, born , last Ruling Chief of Bhadrawah, rebelled against Chamba in 1820, which sought the help of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who agreed to exchange Bhadrawah for the pargana of Rihlu, the letter of agreement being dated June 1821, he died at Amritsar. The main ruling line thus came to an end, but many collateral branches still exist in the hills (1930).
    • Raja Shiv Chand (qv)
  • Ruled by Chamba officials as a province of the state 1821/1833.

    Raja ZORAWAR SINGH, Raja of Bhadrawah 1833/1845, he was appointed governor in 1833, with the title of Chhota Raja, which he held till 1845, married and had issue (see Chamba). He died .

    Raja PRAKRAM SINGH, Raja of Bhadrawah in 1845, appointed Governor 1845, but the state was annexed the same year. By the treaty of Amritsar of 16th March 1846, the whole area of the outer hills to the west of the Ravi was ceded by the British Government to Raja Ghulab Singh of Jammu.

  • Raja SHIV CHAND, son of Raja Pahar Chand.
    • Raja Romesh Chand (qv)
  • Raja ROMESH CHAND (see above)
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