Ahra Guhilot



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Rajputana Agency


7th April 1949


3,781 Square Kilometers km²


100,103 (1901)

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INR 198,000

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HH Maharawal Shri MAHIPAL SINGHJI II Bahadur, 34th Maharawal of Dungarpur since 1989. (Udai Bilas Palace, Dungarpur - 314001, Rajasthan, India) born , educated at the University of Delhi, married 3rd May 1955, HH Maharani Dev Kunwar, daughter of Maharajkumar Sri Bijaya Singh of Bikaner, and has issue.
  • Yuvraj Shri Harshvardhan Singh, born , married 1stly (div.) Rajkumari Maheshree Kumari Sahiba, elder daughter of Maharajkumar Mritunjay Singh, of Vizianagaram, by his wife, Rani Chandra Mohini Devi, daughter of H.H. Raja Shreeman Digvijaya Singhji Bahadur, Raja of Sailana, married 2ndly at Jodhpur, 23rd April 2001, Yuvrani Priyadarshini Kanwarji Sahiba, youngest daughter of Thakur Shri Sunder Singhji, Thakur of Sodawas, in Jodhpur, by his wife, Thakurani Chandar Kanwar Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Madho Singhji, Thakur of Bhenswara, in Jodhpur. He had issue, two daughters by his first wife.
    • Rajkumari Shivatmika Kumari, born , married on 24th January 2015 in Bangalore to Tikka Saheb Jaideepsinhji Mandhattasinhji Jadeja of Rajkot. [BBC] [TOI]
    • Rajkumari Trishikha Kumari, born , married on 27th June 2016 to H.H Maharaja Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar of Mysore at Amba Vilas Palace in Mysuru.
  • Maharajkumari Kirti Kumari, born , married 26th February 1982, Maharajkumar Daivat Singh of Sirohi.
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Dungarpur is the seat of elder branch of Sisodiyas of Udaipur, while the younger branch is the seat of the Maharana of Mewar. It was founded in 1197 by Samant Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, Karan Singh They are descendants of Bappa Rawal, eighth ruler of the Guhilot Dynasty and founder of the Mewar Dynasty (r. 734-753).

The chiefs of Dungarpur, who bear the title of Maharawal, are descended from Mahup, eldest son of Karan Singh, chief of Mewar in the 12th century, and claim the honours of the elder line of Mewar. Mahup, disinherited by his father, took refuge with his mother's family, the Chauhans of Bagar, and made himself master of that country at the expense of the Bhil chiefs.

The town of Dungarpur, the capital of the state, was founded towards the end of the 14th century by his descendant Rawal Bir Singh, who named it after Dungaria, an independent Bhil chieftain whom he had caused to be assassinated. After the death of Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar at the Battle of Khanwa in 1527, where he fought alongside Rana Sanga against Babar, his territories were divided into the states of Dungarpur and Banswara. Successively under Mughal, Maratha, and British Raj control by treaty in 1818, where it remained 15-gun salute state.

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The state was founded in 1197. The rulers of Dungarpur claim descent from the Rajput house of Mewar (see Udaipur). Towards the end of the 12th century, Samant Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, had to leave Mewar in favour of his younger brother Kumar Singh. Samant Singh drifted into the hilly area of Bagar and, within the next century, Samant Singh's successors controlled the whole province of Bagar. Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar was killed at the battle of Khanua in 1527, fighting for Mewar against Moghul Emperor Babur. His territory was thereafter divided between his two sons, forming two separate states. Prithvi Raj remained in Dungarpur while his brother Jagmal Singh became independent ruler of Banswara. The Maharawals of Dungarpur were tributary, from time to time, to the Mughal Emperors of Delhi and to the Marathas, from whom they were finally rescued by the British Power, a treaty being concluded in 1818, soon after, the Bhils were reduced to submission. In 1825, Maharawal Jaswant Singh, being found incompetent, was deposed by the Government, and his adopted son, Kunwar Dalpat Singh, second son of the Raja of Pratapgarh, was appointed to succeed. Subsequently Maharawal Dalpat Singh succeeded to the gadi of Pratapgarh, so the British Government permitted him to adopt a successor in Dungarpur. The Maharawal maintains a military force of 251 cavalry, 535 infantry, and 8 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 15 guns (in 1893). Rulers were...
  • Rawal SAMANT SINGH, 1st Rawal of Dungarpur 1197/1209 or 1179/1192, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Jayat Singh (qv)
    • Rawal Sinhad Deo (qv)
  • Rawal JAYAT SINGH, 2nd Rawal of Dungarpur 1209/1218
  • Rawal SINHAD DEO, 3rd Rawal of Dungarpur 1218/1248, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Jay Singh Deo (qv)
    • Rawal Deopali Deo (qv)
  • Rawal JAY SINGH DEO, 4th Rawal of Dungarpur 1248/1251
  • Rawal DEOPALI DEO, 5th Rawal of Dungarpur 1251/1278, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Virsinh Deo (qv)
  • Rawal VIRSINH DEO, 6th Rawal of Dungarpur 1278/1303, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Bhoo Chand (qv)
  • Rawal BHOO CHAND, 7th Rawal of Dungarpur 1303/1331, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Dungar Singh (qv)
  • Rawal DUNGAR SINGH, 8th Rawal of Dungarpur 1331/1363, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Karan Singh I (qv)
  • Rawal KARAN SINGH I, 9th Rawal of Dungarpur 1363/1384, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Jaykrishna (qv)
    • Rawal Mahipal Singh I (qv)
    • Rawal Kanhad Deo (qv)
  • Rawal JAYKRISHNA, 10th Rawal of Dungarpur 1384/1386
  • Rawal MAHIPAL SINGH I, 11th Rawal of Dungarpur 1386/1398
  • Rawal KANHAD DEO, 12th Rawal of Dungarpur 1398/1403, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Pratap Singh (qv)
  • Rawal PRATAP SINGH, 13th Rawal of Dungarpur 1403/1423, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Gopinath Singh (qv)
  • Rawal GOPINATH SINGH, 14th Rawal of Dungarpur 1423/1447, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Soma Das (qv)
  • Rawal SOMA DAS, 15th Rawal of Dungarpur 1447/1479, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Ganga Das (qv)
  • Rawal GANGA DAS, 16th Rawal of Dungarpur 1479/1497, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Udai Singh I (qv)
  • Rawal UDAI SINGH I, 17th Rawal of Dungarpur 1497/1527, married and had issue. He died in battle on 17th March 1527 at Khanwa.
    • Rawal Prithviraj Singh (qv)
    • Rawal Jagmal Das, founder of Banswara.
  • Rawal PRITHVIRAJ SINGH, 18th Rawal of Dungarpur 1527/1549, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Askaran Singh (qv)
  • Rawal ASKARAN SINGH, 19th Rawal of Dungarpur 1549/1580, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Sahas Mal (qv)
  • Rawal SAHAS MAL, 20th Rawal of Dungarpur 1580/1606, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Karan Singh II (qv)
  • Rawal KARAN SINGH II, 21st Rawal of Dungarpur 1606/1609, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Punjaraj Singh (qv)
  • Rawal PUNJARAJ SINGH, 22nd Rawal of Dungarpur 1609/1657, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Girdhar Das (qv)
  • Rawal GIRDHAR DAS, 23rd Rawal of Dungarpur 1657/1661, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Jashwant Singh I (qv)
    • Several generations
      • Maharaj Jaswant Singh of Sabli, married and had issue.
        • Maharawal Udai Singhji II (see below)
        • generation
          • Thakur Shambhu Singh of Sabli, born .
        • generation
          • Thakur Parbat Singh of Oara, born .
          • Thakur Umaid Singh of Mandwa
  • Rawal JASHWANT SINGH I, 24th Rawal of Dungarpur 1661/1691, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Khuman Singh (qv)
  • Rawal KHUMAN SINGH, 25th Rawal of Dungarpur 1691/1702, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Ram Singh (qv)
  • Rawal RAM SINGH, 26th Rawal of Dungarpur 1702/1730, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Shiv Singh (qv)
  • Rawal SHIV SINGH, 27th Rawal of Dungarpur 1730/1785, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Vairi Sal (qv)
  • Rawal VAIRI SAL, 28th Rawal of Dungarpur 1785/1790, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Fateh Singh (qv)
  • Rawal FATEH SINGH, 29th Rawal of Dungarpur 1790/1808, married and had issue.
    • Maharawal Jashwant Singhji II (qv)
  • Maharawal JASHWANT SINGHJI II, 30th Maharawal of Dungarpur 1808/1845, about 1820 he adopted Dalpat Singh of Pratapgarh who became the effective ruler from about 1825. The death of Dalpat Singh's only son in 1845, meant that he would succeed in Pratapgarh thus preventing him from succeeding in Dungarpur. Maharawal Jashwant Singh II, was therefore permitted in 1845 to adopt Hanwant Singh the son of the Thakur of Mungala, however Udai Singh, the adopted son of Dalpat Singh eventually succeeded in Dungarpur, while a son of Dalpat Singh by a second wife succeeded in Pratapgarh. He died .
  • Thakur DALPAT SINGHJI 1825/1846, born , died , Regent and Maharawat of Pratapgarh.
  • HH Maharawal UDAI SINGHJI II Bahadur, 31st Maharawal of Dungarpur 1846/1898 born or 1838, son of Maharaj Jaswant Singh of Sabli (see above), he succeeded to the gadi by adoption, on 28th September 1846, married 1855, the daughter of Rao Sheo Singhji of Sirohi, and had issue. He died .
    • Yuvaraj Khuman Singh, born , married and had issue. He died .
      • HH Rai-i-Rayan Maharawal Shri Sir Bijay Singhji Bahadur (qv)
  • HH Rai-i-Rayan Maharawal Shri Sir BIJAY SINGHJI Bahadur, 32nd Maharawal of Dungarpur 1898/1918, born , educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; he succeeded to the gaddi on 13th February 1898 and was invested with full ruling powers in 1909; K.C.I.E. [cr. June 1912]; married 1stly, 19th January 1907, HH Maharani Devendra Kumari, daughter of HH Raja Sir Jashwant Singhji Bahadur of Sailana, married 2ndly, 13th June 1917, HH Maharani Sugan Kunwar of Sindhavadar in Wankaner, born , died , and had issue. He died .
    • HH Rai-i-Rayan Maharawal Shri Sir Lakshman Singh Bahadur (see below)
    • Maharaj Virbhadra Singh, born , married Rani Tej Kunwar, daughter of Major General Apji Sir Onkar Singhji of Palaitha, and had issue. He died .
      • Rani Girdhar Kumari, born , married 1948, Maharaj Hukam Singh of Jaisalmer, and has issue.
      • Rani Narendra Kumari, born , married in Kutch, Maharaj Shri Dilipsinhji of Kutch, born , and had issue. She died .
      • Maharaj Samar Singh, married Rani Mridula Kumari, daughter of Maharaja Bahadur Kamal Singh of Dumraon, and his wife, Maharani Usha Rani, and has issue.
        • Kunwar Shivendra Singh
        • Kunwar Sudhir Singh
    • HH Maharani Rama Kunver, born , married 5th February 1929, HH Maharana Raj Saheb Pratapsinhji of Wankaner, and had issue. She died .
    • Maharaj Nagendra Singh, born , educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and Cambridge University, England. He obtained his Doctorate in Law from the same university and joined the Indian Civil Sevice (ICS). Appointed a Judge and later became the Chief Justice of the International Court Of Justice, The Hague; married in Dungarpur, 11th February 1940, Rani Pushpa Kumari, born , died , daughter Col. HH Maharaja Mahendra Sir Yadvendra Singh Ju Deo Bahadur of Panna, and his first wife, HH Maharani Shri Manhar Kunverba. He died .
    • Maharaj Pradyuman Singh, born , married Rani Indira Kumari, daughter Capt. Rao Krishnapal Singh of Awagarh, and his wife, Rani Darshan Kumari, and had issue.
      • Maharaj Anirudh Singh, married Baiji Lal Veena Kumari, daughter of Thakur Narain Singh of Diggi, and his wife, Thakurani Kamla Kumari, and has issue.
        • Kunwar Shakti Singh, married Kunwarani Kaushika Kumari, daughter of Maharaj Shri Balbhadra Singhji of Kapren in Bundi, and his wife, Rani Rohini Kumari, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
          • Bhanwar Aprajit Singh
          • Bhanwar Baisa Gaurangini Kumari
      • Kunwarani Ravi Prabha, married Kunwar Hitendra Dev Singh of Poonch.
      • Maharaj Manvendra Singh, B.A., born in Agra, educated at K. R. College, Mathura (Uttar Pradesh); Member of Congress 1978/-; elected to Lok Sabha VIII in 1984; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation; Railways; Surface Transport; Food Processing Industries; Agriculture and Education 1984/1989; re-elected to Lok Sabha IX 1989; Chairman of the House Committee 1989/1990; Member of the General Purposes Committee 1990/-; Member of the Committee of Priviliges 1990/-; Member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Food Processing Industries 1990/-; re-elected to Lok Sabha XIV 2004/-; Member of the Committees on Industry, Defence and the Members of Parliament Local Area Development scheme; President of the Brij Kala Kendra and the Governing Body of B.R. College, Agra; Treasurer of All India Kshatriya Maha Sabha 1974; Secretary of the Braj Jaycees, Mathura 1982/1983; President of the Uttar Pradesh Volleyball Association, for six years; Member of the Rotary Club, Mathura; former Patron of the Delhi Distt. Cricket Association (DDCA) for ten years; married 25th November 1969, Rani Urmila Kumari, and has issue, one son. (Awagarh House, Dampier Nagar, Mathura - 281 001, Uttar Pradesh, India)
        • Rajkumar Parakram Singh, married 2010, Rajkumari Shaivya Singh, daughter of Raja Dr. Sanjay Singh of Amethi.
  • HH Rai-i-Rayan Maharawal Shri Sir LAKSHMAN SINGH Bahadur, 33rd Maharawal of Dungarpur 1918/1989, born , Member of the Rajya Sabha 1952/1958, MLA 1962/1989, G.C.I.E. [cr.1947], K.C.S.I. [cr.1935], educated at Mayo College, Ajmer (Class-Captain 1926/27); Member of the Standing Committee of Chamber of Princes 1931/47, President of the Swatantra Party in Rajasthan 1961/69, President of All-India Kshatriya Nahasabha 1962/- , Patron of the Rajputana Cricket Association and the Cricket Club of India, Member of the MCC, captained Rajputana XI against MCC and Australian XI on four occasions, is a keen naturalist and interested in agriculture and study of wild life, married 1stly, 8th February 1920, HH Maharani Brijraj Kunwar, born , died , daughter of Kunwar Man Mahendra Bikram Singh of Bhinga, married 2ndly, 8th March 1928, HH Maharani Manhar Kunwar, born , died , daughter of Lt.-Col. HH Umdae Rajhae Buland Makan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sir Madan Singhji Bahadur of Kishangarh, and had issue. He died .
    • Thakorani Rajendra Kumari, born , married 25th November 1944, Thakore Saheb Dharmendra Singhji of Muli.
    • HH Maharani Sushila Kumari, born , married 25th February 1944, HH Maharaja Karni Singhji of Bikaner, and had issue.
    • HH Maharani Hitendra Kumari (Hemand Kumari), born , married 30th January 1948, HH Maharana Prithviraj Singhji of Danta.
    • HH Maharawal Mahipal Singhji II Bahadur (see below)
    • HH Rani Krishna Kumari, born , married 21st February 1951, HH Raja Lalit Sen of Suket and has issue.
    • Maharaj Jai Singh of Binchiwada, born , married 1963, Rani Anupama Kumari, born , daughter of Lt. Col. HH Maharaja Manabendra Shah Sahib Bahadur of Tehri-Garhwal, and his wife, HH Maharani Suraj Kanwar, and has issue.
      • Rajkumar (name unknown), married Kumari Sweety Baisa, daughter of Kumar Shri Dr. Dilavarsinhji Sahib of Lodhika, and his wife, Rajkumari Bhavar Baisa, daughter of Maharaj Shri Madan Singhji of Idar.
    • Maharaj Raj Singh, born in Dungarpur, educated at Daly College, Indore; a former first class cricketer, he played in 86 first class cricket matches from 1955 to 1971 for Rajasthan as a medium-fast bowler, taking 206 wickets at an average of 28.84; he served as a selector of the Indian national team for two terms, he also managed the Indian cricket team four times on overseas tours, has served as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India 1996/1999 and was President of the Cricket Club of India for 13 years. He died unmarried on 12th September 2009 in Mumbai. (Wikipedia)
  • HH Maharawal Shri MAHIPAL SINGHJI II Bahadur (see above)
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