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Dynasty

Revenue

INR ≅16,000

Villages

>65

Area

64 Square Kilometers km²

Population

2,045 (1896)

Hindi Name

चोरंगाला

Last Updated

3rd Feb, 2017

Present Head

Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal HARDEEP SINGHJI LAWENDRA SINGHJI, 12th Chief of Chorangala since 19th October 2001. (New York, U.S.A.). Educated at Doon School, Dehradun and at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda (B.Sc.); married and has issue.
  • Baijailal Manisha Kumari Hardeep Singhji
  • Yuvraj Kunwar Hansraj Singhji Hardeep Singhji.
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History

Jagirs of Chorangla:
  • Ghelpur - Went under Thakor Saheb Gambhirsinhji Prithvirajsinhji.
  • Aamroli - Due to non-recognition of successor to Thakor Saheb Harisinhji Pruthvirajisinhji, Aamroli went under jurisdiction of Chorangla.
  • Chachadra - There was no successor and so Chachadra went to the Gaekwad's (Baroda State) through Chhota-Udaipur.
  • Savjipur - There was no successor ans so Savjipur also went to the Gaekwad's (Baroda State) through Chhota-Udaipur.
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Genealogy

The Princely State also included 7 to 10 Jagirs of various powers falling under Chorangala's jurisdiction, along with the more than 65 other villages. Rulers were.....
  • Rao Palansinghji I, conquered Pavagadh, (now a well known tourist site in Gujarat), by defeating, in 1405, Champa Bhil, who was a soldier of a Tuvar Rajput ruler who had several battles with the Chauhans.
  • Rao Jeetkaran
  • Rao Kumarpal
  • Rao Veer Dhaval
  • Rao Savrajsinghji
  • Rao Raghavdevji
  • Rao Trambak Bhupji, installed on throne in 1418, he was attacked three times by Badshah Ahmed Shah of Ahmadabad, and all three times Ahmed Shah lost the battles.
  • Rawal Gangrajeshwarji 1441/-, also had many battles with Badshah Ahmed Shah, who was finally killed by an arrow of Gangrajeshwarji on the same day that his Maharani gave birth to a child.
  • Rawal Jaisinghdevji [Patai Rawal] 1470/1484, known initially as Fatai and then Patai, last Chauhan King of Champaner, at the battle of Pavagadh he fought against Muhammed Ghazni Begada and lost, losing his life, along with around 1500 Rajput ladies who committed johar rather than be forced to convert to Islam or to marry a Muslim; he was married to a Waghela Rajkumari of Jaspur near Baroda, and had issue, 3 sons. He died
    • Rawal Raisinghji (qv)
    • Rajkumar Limboji, migrated to the east in present day Madhya Pradesh.
    • Rajkumar Tejsinghji
  • Rawal Raisinghji, married and had issue, 2 sons.
    • Rawal Prithvirajsinghj I (qv)
    • Rajkumar Dungarsinghji I, 1st Raja of Baria around 1524, with his brother, and an army of 600 horse and 15,000 men, he harassed Muhammed Begada and managed to retake some important lands, including Devgadh Baria, and who finally sought peace with the brothers, and they were granted the land from Rajpipla to Godhra.
  • Rawal Prithvirajsinghji I, conquered the state of Hampf and divided the Kingdom into two, 700 villages in the south were taken by Maharaj Prithvirajsinghji, and the remaining 500 villages by his brother, who later became the Raja of Baria (originally a place ruled by a Bhil chief called Devgadh Baria, and in whose memory the name of the capital was called), installed on the gadi of Hampf, better known as Chhota Udaipur.
  • Rawal Bastarsinghji 1544/-, installed at Hampf, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Lagdhirsinghji I (qv)
    • Rajkumar Prithvirajsinghji II, died sp.
  • Rawal Lagdhirsinghji I 1595/-, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Raisingji II (qv)
    • Rawal Trambakji (qv)
  • Rawal Raisingji II Lagdhirsinghji 1655/-, installed on the gaddi of Chhota Udaipur (Hampf), also ruled nearby at Movan, married and had issue, 2 sons.
    • Rajkumar Hamirsinghji Raisinghji, he died young sp.
    • Rajkumar Virji Raisinghji, built a fort at Timbarva and Verol in Panchmahal district, he died during his father's rule.
  • Rawal Trambakji 1739/-, married and had issue.
    • Rajkumar Udaysinghji Trambakji (later Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal Udaysinghji Trambakji) (qv)
    • Rawal Pratapsinghji Trambakji of Chhota-Udaipur.
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal UDAYSINGHJI TRAMBAKJI 1743/-, he was well known for his religious acts, and was a highly religious person himself. He generously resigned his state to his younger brother and retained only 10 jagirs for himself, which became the Princely State of Chorangala in 1743, he also retained the honorific of Rawal for himself and his descendants. A big celebration in his honour was arranged, with many Royals, nobles, poets and people coming from all over the state to give him a warm farewell. He married and had issue.
    • Yuvraj Kunwar Harisinghji Udaysinghji, died sp.
    • Rajkumar Lagdhirhirsinghji Udaysinghji (later Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal LAGDHIRSINGHJI II UDAYSINGHJI) (qv)
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal LAGDHIRSINGHJI II UDAYSINGHJI, married and had issue.
    • Yuvraj Kunwar Pruthvirajsinghji Lagdhirhirsinghji (later Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal PRUTHVIRAJSINGHJI III LAGDHIRSINGHJI) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Nanoji Lagdhirhirsinghji
    • Rajkumar Kaloji Lagdhirhirsinghji
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal PRUTHVIRAJSINGHJI III LAGDHIRSINGHJI, married and had issue.
    • Yuvraj Kunwar Himmatsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji [Bhaibaji] (later Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal HIMMATSINGHJI PRUTHVIRAJSINGHJI) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Deepsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji, married and had issue, the Thakor Sahebs of Vadadla (6 to 10 villages in jagir).
    • Thakor Saheb Jaswantsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji, installed on the jagir of Derolii, with the same area and powers.
    • Thakor Saheb Virmji Prithvirajsinghji, installed on the jagir of Timbi.
    • Thakor Saheb Gambhirsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji, installed on the jagir of Ghelpur.
    • Thakor Saheb Harisinghji II Pruthvirajsinghji, installed on the jagir of Aamroli.
    • Thakor Saheb Dolatsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji, installed on the jagir of Chachadra.
    • Thakor Saheb Bhimsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji, installed on the jagir of Savjipur, all these jagirs were subject to Chorangala.
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal HIMMATSINGHJI PRUTHVIRAJSINGHJI [Bhai Baji], married and had issue.
    • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal BADHARSINGJI HIMMATSINGHJI (qv)
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal BADHARSINGJI HIMMATSINGHJI, married and had issue.
    • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal BHAVANISINGHJI BADHARSINGJI (qv)
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal BHAVANISINGHJI BADHARSINGJI, married and had issue.
    • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal HARISINGHJI III BHAVANISINGHJI (qv)
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal HARISINGHJI III BHAVANISINGHJI, adopted the son of a cousin from the collateral Deroli branch of the family. He died sp.
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal RAMSINGHJI HARISINGHJI, born about 1846 as Kunwar Ramsinghji Kesrisinghji, son of Thakur Saheb Kesrisinghji of Deroli, adopted by Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal HARISINGHJI III BHAVANISINGHJI as his intended successor in 1848, he married and had issue. He died 1957 Sanwat.
    • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal CHATRASINGHJI RAMSINGHJI (qv)
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal CHATRASINGHJI RAMSINGHJI, born , installed on the gaddi on 5th March 1881, with the state being administered by appointed caretakers, married 1stly, a daughter of the Gohil Takur Saheb of Rampura in Rajpipla, married 2ndly, a daughter of the Rathore Thakur Saheb of Undhwa (M.P.), she died sp, married 3rdly, a daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Sanor in Gujarat, she died sp, married 4thly, a daughter of the Gohil Thakur Saheb of Navapura in Rajpipla, and had issue.
    • Yuvraj Kunwar Swaroopsinghji Chatrasinghji (by the 1st wife), later succeeded as Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal SWAROOPSINGHJI CHATRASINGHJI (qv)
    • Baijilal Chaturkunwar Basaheba (by the 1st wife), married to a Jhala Thakur Saheb of Vana state near Morvi in Kathaiwad.
    • Baijilal Umedkunwar Basaheba (by the 1st wife), married to Rajvallabh Thakur Saheb Jagatsinghji Vaghela of Limodra (one of the first sitting umraos of Baroda state, awarded the honorific of "Rajvallabh" for his excellent works)
    • Rajkumar Jaswantsinghji Chatrasinghji (by the 4th wife), educated (Matriculated), of a literary inclination, he was known for his intellectual skills; married Baijilal Gyankunwarba Saheb, a sister of the Thakur Saheb of Sanor, and had issue.
      • Kunwar Saheb Kishorsinghji Jaswantsinghji
      • Kunwar Saheb Kiritsinghji Jaswantsinghji
      • Kunwar Saheb Jayendrasinghji Jaswantsinghji
      • Kunwar Saheb Mahendrasinghji Jaswantsinghji, married Kunwarani Hansinidevi Mahendrasinghji, and has issue.
        • Bhanwar Kuldeepsingh Maharawal, born in Baroda, Gujarat, graduated from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda (Commerce), studied for a Diploma in Dramatics, presently (2006) self-employed, as well as studying for a B.A. in History from M.K.U., Madurai; interests include, sports, reading, and studying various arts, cultures and traditions.
        • Baisa Harinandini Devi, married Bhanwar Pushpendrasinh, son of Kumar Shri Jayendrasinh of Pal Jagir in Gujarat.
      • Kunwar Saheb Rajendrasinghji Jaswantsinghji
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal SWAROOPSINGHJI CHATRASINGHJI, married 1stly, at Alirajpur (M.P.), married 2ndly, at Sagdol (near Karjan), and had issue.
    • Yuvraj Kunwar Lawendrasinghji Swaroopsinghji, later succeeded as Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal LAWENDRASINGHJI SWAROOPSINGHJI (qv)
    • Kunwar Saheb Laxmansinghji Swaroopsinghji
      • Kunwar Saheb Mahipalsinghji Laxmansinghji, married and have 2 daughters.
        • Baisa TilottamaBa Maharaul
        • Baisa HarshitaBa Maharaul
      • Kunwar Saheb Pradipsinhji Laxmansinghji
        • Bhanwar Vishwaraj Sinh PradipSinh Maharaul
        • Baisa KajalBa Maharaul
    • Kunwar Saheb Devendrasinghji Swaroopsinghji
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal LAWENDRASINGHJI SWAROOPSINGHJI
  • Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal HARDEEPSINGHJI LAWENDRASINGHJI (see above)
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