Guler (Princely State)

Guler is a Princely State of Katoch Dynasty. (Guler, Himachal Pradesh, India)
Guler Guler, Himachal Pradesh, India IN
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Hindi Name  :
गुलेर
Last Updated  :
11th Aug, 2014

Present Ruler/Head/Tikai/Thakur
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Raja Shri BRIJESH CHAND, Raja Saheb of Guler since 1959, married Rani Raju Kumari, and has issue.
  • Tikka Praduman Singh, born 8th October 1979 in Calcutta.

Predecessors and Genealogy Tree
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Founded in 1415 with the capital at Haripur. Rulers were...
  • Raja HARI CHAND, 1st Raja of Guler 1415/-, he was originally the Raja of to 1415, but whilst hunting one day, he fell into a dry well, and was presumed dead, his brother was then named Raja of Kangra; he was eventually discovered, but rather than fight over his rights, he founded the town of Haripur on the flat below the fort, on the Banganga River; married and had issue.
  • Raja BHAUN CHAND, 2nd Raja of Guler
  • Raja SUVARN CHAND, 3rd Raja of Guler
  • Raja UDHYAN CHAND, 4th Raja of Guler
  • Raja NARINDAR CHAND, 5th Raja of Guler
  • Raja UDHARN CHAND, 6th Raja of Guler
  • Raja RATAN CHAND, 7th Raja of Guler
  • Raja NAND CHAND, 8th Raja of Guler
  • Raja GARUDA CHAND, 9th Raja of Guler
  • Raja GAMBHIR CHAND, 10th Raja of Guler
  • Raja ABHAYA CHAND, 11th Raja of Guler
  • Raja UTTAM CHAND, 12th Raja of Guler
  • Raja PRITHVI CHAND, 13th Raja of Guler
  • Raja KARAN CHAND, 14th Raja of Guler
  • Raja RAM CHAND, 15th Raja of Guler, married and had issue. fl.1540
    • Raja Jagdish Chand (qv)
  • Raja JAGDISH CHAND, 16th Raja of Guler 1570/1605, married and had issue.
    • Raja Vijaya Chand (qv)
    • Raja Rup Chand Bahadur (qv)
  • Raja VIJAYA CHAND, 17th Raja of Guler 1605/1610
  • Raja RUP CHAND Bahadur, 18th Raja of Guler 1610/1635, he was granted the title of Bahadur by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, as well as a khilat, married and had issue. He died 1635.
    • Raja Man Singh (qv)
  • Raja MAN SINGH, 19th Raja of Guler 1635/1660 (abdicated), first to use Singh as a family name, conferred on him by the Mughal Emperor, built the fort of Mangarh, married (amongst others), Rani Kalyan Devi, and had issue. He died 1661 at Benares.
    • Raja Bikram Singh (qv)
    • Mian Gopal Singh, Wazir of Guler, married and had issue.
      • Mian (name unknown), married and had issue.
        • Mian (name unknown), married and had issue.
          • Mian Dhian Singh, Wazir of Guler, he established his own state of Kotla in 1785.
          • Mian Kishan Singh, he succeeded his brother in Kotla.
  • Raja BIKRAM SINGH, 20th Raja of Guler 1660/1675, Emperor Aurangzeb conferred a mansab of 2500, with valuable khilats and made him Thanadar of the Kangra Hills, married Rani Shyam Devi, and had issue. He died 1675 at Chauntra.
    • Raja Raj Singh (qv)
  • Raja RAJ SINGH, 21st Raja of Guler 1675/1695, married Rani Bilas Devi, Regent of Guler 1695/1705, and had issue. He died 1695.
    • Raja Dalip Singh (qv)
  • Raja DALIP SINGH, 22nd Raja of Guler 1695/1741, born 1688, married 1stly, Rani (name unknown), married 2ndly, Rani Kalyan Devi, and had issue. He died 1741.
    • Mian Bishan Singh (by 1st Rani)
    • Mian Mahipat Singh (by 1st Rani)
    • Raja Govardhan Singh (by Rani Kalyan Devi)(qv)
    • Mian Basant Singh (by Rani Kalyan Devi)
    • Kumari (name unknown) (by Rani Kalyan Devi), married Raja Medini Pal of Basohli, and had issue.
  • Raja GOVARDHAN CHAND, 23rd Raja of Guler 1741/1773, born 1713, Regent of Guler 1730/1741; married (amongst others), a daughter of Raja Dhiraj Pal of Basohli, and had issue. He died 1773.
    • Raja Prakash Chand (qv)
    • Mian Prakaram Chand, married and had issue.
      • Mian Jagat Chand, married and had issue.
        • Mian Badan Chand, married and had issue.
          • Mian Ram Singh, married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Mohar Singh
          • Mian Jawahar Singh, married and had issue.
            • Kanwar Purab Singh, married and had issue.
              • Kanwar Bhagwan Singh
              • Kanwar Jodh Singh
              • Kanwar Budhi Singh
      • Mian Devi Chand
  • Raja PRAKASH CHAND, 24th Raja of Guler 1773/1790 (abdicated), born 1748, married 1stly, Rani Ananta Devi, daughter of Raja Umed Singh of , married 2ndly, a daughter of Raja Shamsher Singh of , and had issue. He died 1820.
    • Raja Bhup Singh (by Rani Ananta Devi) (qv)
  • Raja BHUP SINGH, 25th and last Sovereign Raja of Guler 1790/1826, born 1765, last ruling Chief of Guler, the state was annexed in 1813, he was granted 20,000Rs for the maintenance of his female household, married 12 Ranis, including a daughter of Rana Bhup Chand of , and had issue. He died 1826.
    • Raja Shamsher Singh (qv)
    • Raja Jai Singh (qv)
  • Raja SHAMSHER SINGH, 26th Raja of Guler 1826/1877, born 1820, he received the fort of Haripur, married and had issue. He died spm in 1877 without male heirs and the state lapsed.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Gopal Singh of , and had issue.
  • Raja JAI SINGH, 27th Raja of Guler 1878/1884, born 1822, he was allowed to succeed after a year and was also granted the title of Raja, as a Hereditary distinction on 28th February 1878; married a daughter of Rai Ratan Chand of Babhaur, and had issue. He died 1884.
    • Raja Raghunath Singh (by the Babhaur Rani) (qv)
    • Kunwar Hardit Singh, born 1866, married and had issue. He died 1900.
      • Kunwar Bhagwant Singh, born 1893, married Kunwarani Chandrika Kumari, daughter of Kanwar Rudra Singh of , and had issue,
      • Kunwar Ajit Singh, born 1894, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Nagendra Singh
        • Kunwar Bajrendra Singh
        • Kunwar Shailendra Singh
        • Kunwar Girender Singh
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Bijai Sen of .
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his first wife) 1900, Raja Bijey Sen of , and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his second wife) 1900, Raja Bijey Sen of , and had issue. (cf. below)
  • Raja RAGHUNATH SINGH, 28th Raja of Guler () 1884/1920, born 1865 (or 1860), the title of Raja was conferred as a hereditary distinction on 15th March 1909 by the Viceroy, married and had issue. He died 9th March 1920.
    • Raja Baldev Chand (qv)
    • Kumari (name unknown) [Rani Guleriya of Tehri-Garhwal], married Raja Pratap Shah of , and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his second wife) 1900, Raja Bijey Sen of . She died sp. (cf. above)
    • Kumari (name unknown), married Mian Shiv Singh of , and had issue, one daughter.
  • Raja BALDEV CHAND, 29th Raja of Guler 1920/1959, born 1884, 1st Viceregal Darbari in Kangra District, exercises criminal and civil powers within his jagir; married the daughter of Raja Pratap Shah of , and had issue. He died 1959.
    • Tikka Shri Nardev Chand, born December 1922, married Tikka Rani Sanyukta Kumari, and had issue. He died vp in 1958.
      • Raja Shri Brijesh Chand (qv)
      • Rajkumari Ravinder Kumari, married Kunwar Sujan Singh, and has issue.
      • Rajkumari Pradeep Kumari, married Kunwar Surjeet Singh, and has issue.
  • Raja Shri BRIJESH CHAND, 30th Raja of Guler (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Mian Ajab Singh of Guler, married and had issue.
    • Kumari (name unknown), married (as his second wife), Raja Pradyuman Shah of Garhwal.
  • Mian Ranjit Singh Guleria of Poprola, married and had issue.
    • HH Maharani Harbans Kaur, married 16th April 1886 (as his first wife), Col. HH Farzand i-Dilband Rasikhul-Itiqad Daulat-i-Inglishia Raja-i-Rajgan Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singhji Bahadur of Kapurthala, and had issue.
  • Kumari (name unknown) [Rani Guleriya of Suket], married Raja Ranjit Sen of Suket, and had issue.
  • Kanwarani Madhvi Kumari, married (as his first wife), Kanwar Baldev Singh of .
  • Kumari (name unknown), sister of Mian Kishen Singh of Guler, married (as his fourth wife), Raja Bijai Sen, Raja of .
  • Kumari Sonia Kumari, married Rajkumar Devinder Singh of , and has issue.
  • Balvinder Singh Guleria, married Kumari Anjana, daughter of Kunwar Sohan Singh of , and his wife, Kunwarani Durga Devi, and has issue.
  • Sardar Inder Singh Guleria, married and had issue.
    • Kunwar Yudhvir Singh Guleria, married, Kunwarani Sushila Kumari of Mirthal, and has issue.
      • Kunwarani Chitter Rekha Kumari, married 5th December 1981 at Mukerian, Punjab, Kunwar Kiran Dev Pal Singh Chauhan, born 4th July 1957 at Agra, M.A. (English, Honours), currently holding the office of Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Department of Excise and Taxation, Government of Himachal Pradesh, and has issue (see ).

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