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Dynasty

State

Saurashtra

Gun Salutes

9

Agency

Kathiawar Agency

Accession

15th February 1948

Villages

71

Area

732 Square Kilometers km²

Population

23,640 (1921)

Privy Purse

INR 110,000

Hindi Name

ध्रोल

Last Updated

28th Jul, 2017

Present Head

HH Thakore Saheb Shri of Dhrol
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History

Dhrol is a Jadeja State and like all Jadeja's, those of Dhrol are direct descendents of Lord Shri Krishna, the Sovereign of Dwarka. The original founder of the State was Jam Hardholji, son of Jam Lakhoji of Kutch. Jam Rawal and his three brothers - Hardholji, Ravoji and Modji moved in about 1535 from Kutch to Kathiawar, being assisted by his brothers, Jam Rawal conquered many parganahs from the Deda, Chavda and Jethwa clans. One Dhamal Chavda who then reigned at Dhamalpur [Dhrol] obstructed the Jam brothers in their conquests in one way or another, and in order to remove this obstruction, Jam Hardholji marched against Dhamal Chavda and after defeating him, acquired that parganah for himself in about 1539 and founded a separate State of some 140 villages. Succession is by Primogeniture and also by adoption.

Dhrol State was a landlocked princely state during the British Raj. The town of Dhrol in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat was its capital. Dhrol State was part of the Kathiawar Agency of the Bombay Presidency. The rulers of the state bore the title 'Thakur Sahib'.

The Jadeja dynasty ruled the Saurashtra region for 450 years prior to the Hardhrolji and Jamravalji came from the Princely State of Kutch. They spread the Jadeja state into Saurashtra. Dhrol was the second class state in Saurashtra. Bhucharmori is the famous battle-field in Saurashtra which is located near Dhrol. A fierce battle was fought there many years ago between Jaam Sataaji's son Jaam Ajaaji and Akbar's army commander Mirza Aziz Koka.

Before the arrival of Jadejas in Saurashtra, the town of Dhrol was known as Dhamalpur. Dhamalpur was ruled by Chavda King founded & named after Dhamal Chavda who then reigned at Dhamalpur (Dhrol), obstructed the Jam Hardholji in their conquests and in order to remove this obstruction, Jam Hardholji marched against Dhamal Chavda. Dhamal Chavda's army was made of different warrior clans such as Chavda, Rathod, Chauhan, Jadav, Jhala, Gohil, Varsur, Makwana, Dabhi, Khimsurya and Solanki. These clans were not as united as Jadejas. Consequently, they were defeated and King Dhamal Chavda was killed by Jadejas in 1539.

Dhrol State became a British protectorate in 1807. During the British rule of India, Dhrol State was a princely state of India ruled by the Jadeja dynasty, having an area of 732 sqkm and 71 villages under its rule. It was accorded 9-gun salute status and a privy purse of 1,10,000/-.

The last ruler, HH Thakore Saheb Shri Chandrasinhji Dipsinhji Jadeja, acceded to the Union of India on 15 February 1948.

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Genealogy

  • Thakore Saheb HARDHOLJI LAKHAJI, 1st Thakore Saheb of Dhrol ca1539/1550, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Jasoji Hardholji (qv)
    • Kumar Unadji Hardholji of Laiara.
    • Kumar Raghoji Hardholji of Rajpar.
    • Kumar Viroji Hardholji of Khijadia.
    • Kumar Lakhaji Hardholji of Kitada.
    • Kumar Khimoji Hardholji of Pipar.
    • Kumar Khengarji Hardholji of Khangda.
    • Kumar Vajoji Hardholji of Dangda.
    • Rani Bajiba Sahiba, married Raj Sahib Mansinhji I of Dhrangadhra, and had issue.
  • Thakore Saheb JASOJI HARDOLJI, 2nd Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1550/1564, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Bamanyanji Jasoji (qv)
    • Kumar Karanji Jasoji of Sanosara
    • Kumar Hamirji Jasoji of Dangra
  • Thakore Saheb BAMANYANJI JASOJI, 3rd Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1564/1566, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Hardholji Bamanyanji II (qv)
    • Kumar Jiwanji Bamanyanji of Chanol
    • Kumar Ravaji Bamanyanji, received the Taluka of Jalia in 1612, see Jalia-Devani.
    • Kumar Asoji Bamanyanji of Jambuda
    • Kumar Sayabji Bamanyanji of Vanpari
    • Kumar Amarji Bamanyanji of Domda
    • Kumar Khetoji Bamanyanji of Timbdi
    • Kumar AkHoji Bamanyanji of Ghadi
    • Kumar Meghji Bamanyanji
    • Kumar Hardasji Bamanyanji
    • Kumar Junoji Bamanyanji
    • Kumar Hamirji Bamanyanji
    • Kumar Panchanji Bamanyanji of Deedakdad, married and had issue.
      • Thakore Saheb Kaloji Panchanji (qv)
      • Kumar Suroji Panchanji of Deedakdad
      • Kumar Sagramji Panchanji of Khakharau
  • Thakore Saheb HARDHOLJI BAMANYANJI II, 4th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1566/1604, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Modji Hardholji (qv)
    • Kumar Udeysinhji Hardholji of Ghodi
    • Kumar Ranmalji Hardholji of Chhala
  • Thakore Saheb MODJI HARDHOLJI, 5th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1604/1609, died sp.
  • Thakore Saheb KALOJI PANCHANJI, 6th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1609/1644
  • Thakore Saheb KALOJI PANCHANJI [Kalyansinhji], 7th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1644/1706, married and had issue.
    • Kumar Sangoji Kaloji, bypassed in the succession. He died sp.
    • Kumar Bhimji Kaloji, bypassed in the succession, preferring his appanage of Khirasra.
    • Thakore Saheb Junoji Kaloji (qv)
    • Kumar Jaysingji Kaloji of Vagudad
    • Kumar Meghji Kaloji of Jaiva
    • Kumar Hothiji Kaloji of Dahisaru
    • Kumar Punjoji Kaloji of Radad
  • Thakore Saheb JUNOJI KALOJI, 8th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1706/1712, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Ketoji Junoji (qv)
    • Kumar Lakhoji Junoji of Khakhara
    • Kumar Muluji Junoji of Hadmatia
    • Kumar Godhji Junoji of Hadatoda
    • Rani Daguba Sahiba, married (as his 3rd wife), Raj Sahib Gajsinhji Meghrajji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Thakore Saheb KETOJI JUNOJI, 9th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1712/1715, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Kaloji Ketoji (qv)
    • Thakore Saheb Waghji Ketoji (qv)
    • Kumar Makanji Ketoji of Meghpar
  • Thakore Saheb KALOJI KETOJI, 10th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1715/1716, died sp.
  • Thakore Saheb WAGHJI KETOJI, 11th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1716/1760, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Jaysinhji Waghji (qv)
    • Kumar Meghji Waghji of Virvav
    • Kumar Rayabji Waghji of Salpiparia
    • Kumar Khimoji Waghji of Rojia
    • Kumar Amroji Waghji of Hajamchar
    • Kumar Tejoji Waghji of Anandpar
    • Kumar Ajoji Waghji of Piparia
  • Thakore Saheb JAYSINHJI WAGHJI, 12th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1760/1781, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Junoji Jaysinhji II (qv)
    • Kumar Lakhoji Jaysinhji of Majoth
    • Kumar Mehramanji Jaysinhji of Nathuvadla
  • Thakore Saheb JUNOJI II JAYSINHJI, 13th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1781/1789, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Nathoji Junoji (qv)
    • Kumar Manoji Junoji of Vanpari
    • Kumar Satoji Junoji of Khijadia
  • Thakore Saheb NATHOJI JUNOJI, 14th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1789/-, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Modji Nathoji (qv)
    • Kumar Hothiji Nathoji of Itaru
  • Thakore Saheb MODJI NATHOJI, 15th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol -/1803, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Bhupatsinhji Modji (qv)
  • Thakore Saheb BHUPATSINHJI MODJI, 16th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1803/1844, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Jaisinhji Bhupatsinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Kesharisinhji Bhupatsinhji
  • Thakore Saheb JAISINHJI BHUPATSINHJI, 17th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1845/1886, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakore Saheb Hamirisinhji Jaisinhji (qv)
  • Thakore Saheb HAMIRISINHJI JAISINHJI, 18th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1886/1914, born , succeeded 26th October 1886, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Dolatsinhji Hamirisinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Samatsinhji Hamirisinhji Jadeja
  • Thakore Saheb DOLATSINHJI HAMIRSINHJI, 19th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1914/1937, born , succeeded on 2nd September 1914, abdicated for health and age reasons on 31st August 1937; married (amongst others), Thakorani Mankunwarba, and had issue. He died .
    • Kumar Shri Dipsinhji Dolatsinhji, married and had issue. He died vp during the influenza epidemic in 1918.
      • HH Thakore Saheb Shri Jorawarsinhji Dipsinhji Saheb (qv)
      • HH Thakore Saheb Shri Chandrasinhji Dipsinhji Saheb (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Madhavsinhji Dolatsinhji Jadeja, born in Dhrol, married 1938 in Chuda, Kumari Krishnakunwarba, and had issue. He died .
      • Kumar Shri Ganshyamsinhji Madhavsinhji Jadeja
      • Kumar Shri Mayursinhji Madhavsinhji Jadeja
      • Kumar Shri Maheshkumar Madhavsinhji Jadeja
      • Kumari Sajjanba Jadeja
      • Kumari Manharba Jadeja
      • Kumari Chandraba Jadeja
    • Kumar Shri Jaswantsinhji Dolatsinhji Jadeja, born in Dhrol, married 1953 in Arond, Pratapgadh, Rajasthan, Kumari Mayakunwarba, and had issue. He died .
      • Kumar Shri Harishchandrasinhji Jaswantsinhji Jadeja, born in Rajkot, married 1994 in Ranpari, Kumari Rekhakunwarba, and has issue.
        • Kumar Harshyamsinh Harishchandrasinhji Jadeja
        • Kumari Grishmaba Jadeja
      • Kumar Shri Hemendrasinhji Jaswantsinhji Jadeja, born in Rajkot, married 4th December 2005 at Kudla near Chuda, Kumari Poonamkunwarba, and has issue.
        • Kumar Meghrajsinh Hemendrasinhji Jadeja
      • Kumari Chandrakunwarba Jadeja
      • Kumari Devkunwarba Jadeja
      • Kumari Ranjankunwarba Jadeja
      • Kumari Minakunwarba Jadeja
      • Kumari Veenakunwarba Jadeja
      • Kumari Harshakunwarba Jadeja
    • Kumari (name unknown), married HH Maharaja Sir Brijnathsinhji Randhirsinhji Ju Deo Bahadur of Maihar. She died .
  • HH Thakore Saheb Shri JORAWARSINHJI DIPSINHJI Saheb, 20th Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1937/1939, born , educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married Maharajkumari Raj Kunverba Sahiba (HH Thakorani Raj Kunverba Sahiba of Dhrol), daughter of HH Maharawal Shri Fatehsinhji Motisinhji Sahib of Chhota Udaipur. He died sp.
  • HH Thakore Saheb Shri CHANDRASINHJI DIPSINHJI Saheb, 21st Thakore Saheb of Dhrol 1939/-, born and succeeded 20th October 1939, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married 1stly, Rajkumari Prankuverba [Panuba], daughter of Maharajkumar Shri Bhagwatsinhji Karansinhji of Lakhtar, married 2ndly, Rajkumari Dilharkunverba, daughter of Rana Shri Harisinhji Gajsinhji of Bhadakva (Bhrugupur) in Chuda, and had issue, one daughter.
    • Kumari Prabhat Kunverba Jadeja
  • (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumar Shri Bharatsinhji Pratapsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1948)
  • Kumar Shri Mahendrasinhji Bhawanisinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1961)
  • Kumar Shri Abhaysinhji Jadeja, married Kumari Mancha Ba, and has issue.
    • Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji Abhaysinhji Jadeja [Ajit Sinh Jadeja] M.Com., born in Raipur, married Kumari Shantu Ba of Piplia, Agabhi, Dhrol Bhayat in Rajkot, and has issue.
      • Kumari Neha Jadeja
      • Kumari Nilima Jadeja
      • Kumar Apurvasinhji Ajitsinhji Jadeja [Apurva Sinh Jadeja]
  • Kumar Shri Brijrajsinhji Praveensinhji, married 10th February 1989, Rajkumari Krishna Kumari Sahiba, born at Bhubaneshwar, daughter of Maharaj Shri Pramodsinhji Vijaysinhji Sahib of Rajpipla, and his wife, Rani Jayendra Kumari.
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