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Dynasty

State

Bombay

Gun Salutes

15

Agency

Gujarat States Agency

Accession

10th June 1948

Villages

884 (1901)

Area

4,323 Square Kilometers km²

Population

168,557 (1901)

Privy Purse

INR 328,000

Hindi Name

इडर

Last Updated

24th Sep, 2017

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HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri RAJENDRA SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur, 12th Maharaja of Idar (1992/-), born , married HH Maharani Prakash Kumari [Princess Pinkie], born O ctober 1941, daughter of HH Maharaja Shri Vikramsinhji Bhojrajsinhji of Gondal, and his wife, HH Maharani Shri Nainkunwarba Sahiba, and has issue.
  • Maharajkumari Viveka Kumari, born , engaged on 5th May 2010 to Kunwar Abhijeet Singh.
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History

The state was founded about 1257. In 1729, when Abhai Singh, Raja of Jodhpur, was Subahdar of Gujarat under the Emperor Muhammad Shah, and his brother Bakht Singh was the conqueror of Nagar, two other brothers, named Anand Singh and Rai Singh, established themselves at Idar by force of arms. The Peshwa and the Gaekwad soon despoiled the young State, and Raja Sheo Singh, was compelled to lose part of his territories, and to pay tribute to the Gaekwad. This tribute is still (1893) paid by the Maharaja of Idar, who in return receives tribute from some other minor States. The Maharaja maintains a military force of 54 cavalry, 100 infantry and 21 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 15 guns.
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Genealogy

  • Rao SONINGJI [Sonamji], 1st Rao of Idar 1257/- , originally of Sametra, younger son of Rao Sheoji of Marwar (Mandore); he conquered a large tract of Sabarmati River lands from Mosar in the North to Vasna State near Sadra, Ahmedabad. He died after 1275.
  • Rao EMALJI, 2nd Rao of Idar
  • Rao DHAVALMAJI, 3rd Rao of Idar
  • Rao LUNKARANJI, 4th Rao of Idar
  • Rao KANHATJI, 5th Rao of Idar
  • Rao RANMALJI, 6th Rao of Idar
  • Rao PUNJJI, 7th Rao of Idar -/1428
  • Rao NARAYANDASJI I, 8th Rao of Idar 1428/-, married and had issue.
    • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married Maharana Kumbhakarna Singh, 5th Maharana of Mewar.
  • Rao BHANJI, 9th Rao of Idar fl.1445, married and had issue, two sons.
    • Rao Suraj Malji (qv)
    • Rao Bhimji (qv)
    • Rani Lad Kanwarbai, married (as his twenty-eighth wife), Maharana Sangram Singh I, 8th Maharana of Mewar.
  • Rao SURAJMALJI, 10th Rao of Idar for 18 months., married and had issue.
    • Rao Rai Malji (qv)
  • Rao BHIMJI, 11th Rao of Idar -1514, married and had issue.
    • Rao Bhar Malji (qv)
  • Rao DHAMALJI, 12th Rao of Idar in 1514
  • Rao RAI MALJI [Raja Malji], 13th Rao of Idar 1514/1515 or 1512/1514 and 1514/1517, he was deposed as a minor, by his uncle in early 1514, he regained the throne later that same year in 1514, but fled to the hills of Bijanagar in around 1517.
  • Rao BHARMALJI, 14th Rao of Idar 1515/1543 or succeeded his father in 1514 but expelled shortly afterwards, he was re-instated in around 1517.
  • Rao PUNJAJJI I, 15th Rao of Idar 15431573.
  • Rao NARAYANDASJI II, 16th Rao of Idar 1573/-, during his reign Idar was conquered by the Mughals who installed Momin Khan as the Governor; married (amongst others), a Rani from Banswara, and had issue.
    • Rao Viramdasji (qv)
    • Rani Bhagwati Kunwari, married Rawat Bhanu Singh, 7th Rawat of Deoli-Pratapgarh, died sp 1597.
    • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married Maharana Pratap Singhji of Mewar.
  • Rao VIRAMDASJI, 17th Rao of Idar, married and had issue.
    • Rao Gopaldasji Viramdasji, founder and first Thakore Sahib of Valasna; married and had issue, five sons.
    • Rao Kalyanmalji Viramdasji (qv)
  • Rao KALYANMALJI VIRAMDASJI, 18th Rao of Idar, he clashed with his brother at Lal Madva, in a battle for succession to the gadi of Idar; married Rani Deep Kunwar, daughter of Maharao Shri Rai Singhji II, Maharao of Sirohi, and had issue.
    • Maharani Ratan Kunwar, married Maharao Shri Akherajji II, Maharao of Sirohi.
  • Rao JAGANNATHJI, 19th Rao of Idar -/1656, last Rao of Idar, expelled in 1656 by Murad Baksh, at that time, the subahdar of Gujarat.
  • Rao PUNJAJJI II, 20th Rao of Idar 1656/1658
  • Rao ARJUNDASJI, 21st Rao of Idar 1658/1659
  • Rao GOPINATHJI, 22nd Rao of Idar 1664/1669, married and had issue.
    • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married Thakur Shakti Singh of Nimaj in Sirohi, and had issue.
  • Rao KARANSINGHJI, 23rd Rao of Idar 1669/1679
  • Period of anarchy 1679/1731, followed by Rao Anand Singh of Jodhpur 1731/1742 Rao CHANDAJI, ?24th Rao Shri of Idar and 1st Rao Shri of Pal/Pol.
  • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri ANANDSINHJI Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar 1731/1753, with the help of his brother Rai Singh and a few horseman from Palanpur and the Kolis of Gadwara, he established himself in Idar without difficulty in 1729 or 1731; married (amongst others) (a), 1735, Maharani Laad Kunwar, third daughter of Maharao Shri Chattarsal Singh, and his third wife, Rani Ropande, and had issue. He died .
    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Shivsinhji Anandsinhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
  • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri SHIVSINHJI ANANDSINHJI Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar 1753/1791, born , lost Vijapur, Modasa, Harsol and more to the Peshwa, married and had issue, five sons. He died .
    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Bhawanisinhji Shivsinhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sangramsinhji Shivsinhji Sahib Bahadur, 1st Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1791/1798, born about 1758, he was granted the estate of Ahmednagar by his father in 1773 but assumed independence from Idar in 1791; Senior member of the Council of Regency of Idar on behalf of his infant nephew 1791/1792; married and had issue. He died .
      • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Karansinhji Sangramsinhji Sahib Bahadur, 2nd Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1798/1835, born , and had issue. He died .
        • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Prithisinhji Karansinhji Sahib Bahadur, 3rd Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1835/1839, born about 1818, married and had issue. He died .
          • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Balwantsinhji Prithisinhji Sahib Bahadur, 4th Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1840/1841, born , died .
        • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Takhatsinhji Karansinhji Sahib Bahadur, 5th Maharaja of Ahmednagar 1841/1843, Regent of Ahmednagar [6.12.1839] - 28.9.1841], Maharaja of Jodhpur, married (amongst others), a lady of Pratapgarh, and had issue. He died .
          • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Pratap Singh Sahib Bahadur (see below)
          • Maharaj Bhopal Singh, married and had issue.
            • Lt.-Col. HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Daulat Singh Sahib Bahadur (see below)
      • Maharaj Shri Pratapsinhji Zalimsinhji, 2nd Raja Saheb of Morasa 1806/1821, born about 1788, adopted on 26th August 1806 (later locally nullified in 1815 but later restored by the British) by the widow of Raja Zalim Singh (his uncle) . He died sp 1819.
    • Maharaj Shri Zalimsinhji Shivsinhji, 1st Raja Saheb of Morasa/Modasa in Idar 1792/1806, born about 1760, Regent of Ahmednagar 1798/1806, died sp 1806.
    • Maharaj Shri Amirsinhji Shivsinhji, Raja Saheb of Bayar/Bayad/Baad in Idar 1792/1826, born about 1762, he was granted the estate of Baad around 1792; married and had issue, two daughters. He died spm 1823.
    • Maharaj Shri Indrasinhji Shivsinhji, blind, he was the Jagir of Soor (Sur) and three other villages for his support, married and had issue.
  • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri BHAWANISINHJI SHIVSINHJI Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar in 1791, born , survived his father by only a few days, married and had issue. He died .
    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Gambhirsinhji Bhawanisinhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
  • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri GAMBHIRSINHJI BHAWANISINHJI Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar 1791/1833, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • Yuvaraj Shri Umaidsinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib Bahadur, married (amongst others), Yuvrani Pran Kunwari, daughter of Maharawat Sawant Singh of Pratapgarh, and his wife, Maharani Swaroop Kunwari.
    • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Jawansinhji Gambhirsinhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
  • Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir JAWANSINHJI GAMBHIRSINHJI Sahib Bahadur K.C.S.I., Maharaja of Idar 1833/1868, born , Maharaja [cr.1843] (personal use only), confirmed in his possession of Bayad, Modasa and Ahmednagar in 1848 by the British Government; Member of the Legislative Council of Bombay, married (amongst others), Maharani Jiji Kunwarba Sahiba of Dhrangadhra, and had issue. He died .
    • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Kesrisinhji Jawansinhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown), married 1875, HH Maharana Sajjan Singh of Udaipur. She died sp.
  • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir KESRISINHJI JAWANSINHJI Sahib Bahadur K.C.S.I., Maharaja of Idar 1868/1901, born (1864), succeeded to the gadi on 26th December 1868, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; he was granted a sanad of adoption and created a Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India on 15th February 1887, on the occasion of the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty. married (amongst others), HH Maharani Udai Kunwarba Sahiba of Sokhada in Dhrangadhra, and had issue. He died .
    • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Krishnasinhji Kesrisinhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
    • Kunwari Shri Nandkunwarba, married 1910 (as his first wife), HH Thakore Sahib Shri Digvijaysinhji Daulatsinhji of Limbdi, and had issue.
  • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri KRISHNASINHJI KESRISINHJI Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar in 1901 (October 4th to November 30th), born posthumously 4th October 1901, died .
  • INTERREGNUM 1901/1902
  • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir PRATAP SINGH Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar 1902/1911, born O ctober 1845 , K.C.S.I. [cr.1886] , G.C.S.I. [cr.1897] , G.C.V.O. [cr.1911] , K.C.B. [Hon.Mil. cr.1901] , Hon. LL.D., ADC, Prime Minister of Jodhpur 1878/1881, Musahib Ala (First Minister) of Jodhpur 1882/1895 and 1897/1900 Regent of Jodhpur 1895/1897 and 1911/1914 and 1918/1922, son of HH Maharaja Takhat Singh of Jodhpur, married 1stly, HH Maharani Ratan Kunwar, daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Jhakan, married 2ndly, a daughter of Thakur Chattar Singh of Jaisalmer, married 3rdly, HH Maharani Bakhtawar Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Mohan Singh of Nawalgarh, married 4thly, HH Maharani Kishan Kunwar, younger daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Jhakan, married 5thly, HH Maharani Mahtab Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Bhabhut Singh of Osian, and had issue, as well as issue by secondary wives. He died dspml 9th September 1922 and was succeeded by his nephew and adopted son, Kunwar Daulat Singh, son of Maharaj Bhupal Singh of Jodhpur.
    • (A) Lt.-Col. HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir Daulat Singhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharajkumari Majit Kunwar (by Maharani Ratan Kunwar), died young.
    • Rani Roop Kanwar (by Maharani Kishan Kunwar), married (as his first wife), Rao Bahadur Thakur Shivnath Singh of Bera, and had issue.
    • Rao Raja Narpat Singh (by a daughter of Maharaja Madho Singh II of Jaipur), granted the Jagirs of Palri-Marwar and Bithian in 1947.
    • Rao Raja Hanut Singh, born , married 1stly, a daughter of HH Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II of Jaipur, married 2ndly, Rani Priya Devi, born , daughter of HH Maharaja Amar Prakash Bahadur of Sirmur, and had issue. He died .
      • Rao Raja Bijai Singh (by 1st wife), married Rani Kamal Kumari, and has issue.
        • Rao Raja Lakshman Singh [Prince Bunny], born , married Rani Lata Kaiker, and has issue, two sons.
          • Kunwar Arjun Singh
          • Kunwar Ranjit Singh
        • Rani Harsh Kumari, born , married (as his first wife), Raja Chandra Vijay Singh of Sahaspur, and has issue.
          • Rajkumari Uttara Kumari, born , married May 1997, Maharaj Suryaveer Singh of Jodhpur and has issues, two sons.
          • Rajkumari Mallika Kumari, born , married Kunwar Dhananjai Singh Jamwal and has issue, one daughter.
          • Yuvraj Surya Vijay Singh
      • Rao Raja Hari Singh (by 1st wife), married Rani Nawal Kanwar, and has adopted issue.
        • (A) Serena Kumari
      • Rajkumari Kalyan Kanwar (by 1st wife)
      • Rao Raja Daljit Singh (by 2nd wife), married Rani Shakti Kumari from Bundi, and has issue.
        • Kunwar Dalpat Singh
        • Kunwar Digvijay Singh, married Kunwarani Mahima Rana from Nahan.
        • Rajkumari Mamta Kumari, married Kunwar Martand Singh from Kumaon.
    • Rao Raja Sagat Singh, married a daughter of HH Sir Sawai Maharaja Madho Singhji II Bahadur of Jaipur and had issue.
      • Rao Raja Devi Singh, married Rani Padma Devi, daughter of Lt.Col. HH Sir Maharaja Narendra Shah Sahib Bahadur of Tehri-Garhwal, and has issue.
    • Rao Raja Abhai Singh, married a daughter of Maharaja Madho Singhji II of Jaipur, and had issue.
      • Kunwar Chander Singh, married, and has issue, two daughters.
      • Kunwar Dulip Singh
  • Lt.-Col. HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Sir DAULAT SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar 1911/1931, born , K.C.S.I. [cr.1920], son of Maharaj Bhupal Singh of Jodhpur, adopted by HH Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh; married HH Maharaniji Shri Poonglianiji of Sattasar, and had issue. He died in Bomaby.
    • HH Rani Tej Kunwar Ba Sahiba, born in Himmatnagar, married 1918 in Himmatnagar, Capt. HH Rana Sir Ranjit Singhji of Barwani, and had issue. She died in Indore.
    • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Himmat Singhji Sahib Bahadur(see below)
    • Maharaj Shri Man Singhji, born , married and had issue.
      • Maharaj Umed Singhji, married and had issue. (Dowlat Villas Palace, Himmatnagar, Dist Sabarkanta, Gujarat, India).
        • Maharaj Bhagirath Singhji, married a Princess of Nepal, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
          • Rajkumari Maheshwari Devi, married to Kunwar Shalivahan Singh of Kila Amargharh.
          • Rajkumar Suryavir Singh, married March 2008, Rajkumarani Gitanjali Kumari, daughter of Maharajkumar Jagdeshwar Saran Singh Deo of Surguja, and his wife, Kurani Saheb Rajshree Singh Deo.
        • Maharaj Ranvir Singhji, married a Rani from Jambugodha State, and has issue.
          • Bhawar Harieshvarsinghji, educated at Himmatnagar College; presently (2010) working in the family's Petroleum and Commodities Trading business; married at Dhabladhir, M.P., and has issue.
        • Maharajkumar Narendra Singhji, married and has issue.
          • Bhawar Karni Singhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; presently working in the family's Petroleum and Commodities Trading business; married 3rd December 2005, Bhawrani Geetanjali Devi, born , daughter of Kuwar Saheb Bhupendra Pratap Sahi of Dera in Uttar Pradesh, and his wife, Kawrani Saheba Usha Kumari, daughter of Raja Saheb Ram Singhji of Khandela-Senior, and has issue.
            • Tawar Baisa Hemangini Kumari, born .
      • Maharaj Sahib Narpat Singhji, married Rani Sahib Jogmaya Devi of Dhenkanal, daughter of Maharajkumar Pattayet Sahib Narsingh Pratap Singh Deo of Dhenkanal, and his wife, Pattayet Rani Jatan Kumari Devi, and had issue. He died .
        • Maharaj Karan Singh, Managing Director - Spectrum International Hospitality Services, Sydney, Australia; married 10th July 1986 in Jaipur, Rani Aradhana Kumari, daughter of Rawat Sahib Nahar Singhji of Deogarh, and his wife, Rani Bhuratna Prabha Kumari, and has issue.
          • Rajkumar Nidhiraj Singh
          • Rajkumari Vindhya Kumari
        • Kunwarani Rajeswari Kanwar [Rani Rajeswari Singh], born , married 1988, Kunwar Jaideep Singh of Tana, and has issue.
        • Maharaj Prithviraj Singh, married 25th April 1993 (divorced 8th May 2009), Rani Saheb Yogeshwari Bhati of Idar [Baijilal Yogheswari Bhati of Jaisalmer].
        • Maharaj Manjit Singh, born , married 20th June 1987 in Sydney, Australia, Rani Antoinette Marie Singh, and has issue.
          • Rajkumari Kelsey Vivecca Singh, born .
          • Rajkumar Keenan Joseph Krishna Singh, born .
    • Maharaj Shri Madan Singhji, born , married and has issue, one daughter.
      • Maharajkumari Bhavar Baisa, married Kumar Shri Dr. Dilavarsinhji Sahib of Lodhika, and has issue, one daughter. (Himmatnagar, Gujarat, India)
        • Kumari Sweety Baisa, married the son of Maharaj Jaysinji Saheb of Binchiwada in Dungarpur. (Udaipur, Rajasthan, India)
  • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri HIMMAT SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar 1931/1960, born in Jodhpur, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; married 1stly, HH Maharani Jawahar Kunwar, elder daughter of Raja Hamir Singh of Khandela-Senior by his first wife, Rani Mertiji, married 2ndly, 1916, HH Maharani Tej Kunwar, daughter of HH Swasti Sir Raja Kirti Shah of Tehri-Garhwal, married 3rdly, HH Maharani Megh Kunwar of Sabalwad, and had issue. He died .
    • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Daljit Singhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
    • Maharaj Shri Amar Singh, born , died , he was granted the jagir of Daljitgarh, comprising 10 villages, by his father on 27th October 1933 (abolished 1st August 1954), married Rani Surendra Kunwar, died , daughter of Thakur Kalyan Singhji of Bhanwari and has issue.
      • (A) Maharaj Jaideepsingh Amarsinghji Idar, born , adopted from Bopal Gadh family on 20th May 2005 (from where the Maharaja Dowalat Singhji was adopted by HH Sir Pratap Singhji), presently serving as the president of Shree Khedbrahma Ambika Mataji Trust (build by H.H Maharaja Himmatsinghji of Idar).
  • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri DALJIT SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar 1960/1992, born in Jodhpur, married 1939, HH Maharani Manhar Kunwar, daughter of Maharaj Shri Mohansinhji Jiwansinhji Jadeja of Jamnagar, and had issue. He died .
    • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Rajendra Singhji Sahib Bahadur (qv)
  • HH Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri RAJENDRA SINGHJI Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Idar (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Rao Bhawanisinghji, 7th Rao of Idar fl.1406
  • Rao Kiratsinghji, 8th Rao of Idar, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Virajmalji, founder of Malpur.
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