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Shrimant Raja SHALIWAHAN VATS, Raja Saheb of Jamnia since 19th August 2005. Born , educated at Ajmer (B.A.) and at Daly College, Indore; married 26th April 1993 in Jaipur, Shrimati Rani Riteshwari Devi, and has issue.
  • Shri Yuvaraj Shiladitya Jamnia, born .
  • Shree Kumari Chirantana Jamnia, born .
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The rulers of this former Princely State are Songara Chauhans, with their ancestry stemming from Chaturbhuj Chauhan "Offspring of Fire", the first Chauhan King who ruled a greater part of India in legendary antiquity. A descendant was Raja Anihul or Agnipal who ruled around 600BC, and was ancestor of Raja Vasudev who came to Sambhar from Nagor in Marwar around 550AD. Raja Govind I of Guwak was honoured with the title of Veer (Hero) around 756AD, and was the ancestor of Raja Anaraja, an ally of the famous Raja Prithviraj III Chauhan in 1191. Raja Sonaji was the founder of the Songara Chauhan clan, and ancestor of the rulers of Jhalore, Jamnia, Namli in Ratlam and Jojawar in Jodhpur. The state of Jamnia was founded in 1555 and consisted of 86 villages, a number of which were surrendered to Gwalior, Dhar and Indore, during British rule. Jamnia took back 32 villages from Gwalior, 7 villages from Dhar and 11 villages from Indore. The title of Raja was granted during the Mughal period by Badshah Jahangir.
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  • Raja SILHARDEV [Seruji or Silhadi], a descendant of Rao Sonaji, founder of the Songara Chauhan clan, he was the Raja of Songadh (Mandu) and Raisen, married and had issue. He died in the battle of Khanwa on 17th March 1527.
    • Raja Bhupatraji, killed in an attack by Padshah Humayum on the gates of Mandu Fort, married and had issue.
      • Raja Karanji, migrated to Mewar to seek his fortune there, married and had issue.
        • Raja Nanaji, founder of Jamnia state (see below).
  • Patil NANAJI, Bhumia of Jamnia 1555/-, in 1555 he sought the help of Mughal forces from Agra in defeating Raja Bajbadhur of Mandu at the battle of Sarangpur; Songadh Fort and eight parganas of Betma, Sagor, Hasalpur, Digthan, Dharampuri, Nalcha, Maheshwar and Chikhalda were allotted to him by Padshah Akbar, he thus regained the subedhari of Songadh Fort in Mandu, married and had issue.
    • Rao Dhanaji, he was killed, along with his four sons in the battle of Asirgarh.
    • Raja Bhanaji (qv)
  • Patil BHANAJI, Bhumia of Jamnia, married and had issue.
    • Raja Tananji (qv)
  • Patil TANANJI, Bhumia of Jamnia, fought in the second battle of Asirgarh in 1601, married and had issue.
    • Raja Keshavdas (qv)
    • Rao Sunderji, stayed with Shahzada Khurram, during his Deccan Victory, he revolted against Padshah Jahangir, and was killed in the battle of Agra, after which his head was cut off and brought before Padshah Jahangir on a golden platter.
  • Raja KESHAVDAS, Bhumia of Jamnia, he was granted the titles of Raja and Miraj-e-Jung by Padshah Jahangir, married and had issue.
    • Raja Bheruji (qv)
  • Raja BHERUJI, Bhumia of Jamnia, married and had issue.
    • Raja Jashwant Singhji (qv)
  • Raja JASHWANT SINGHJI, Bhumia of Jamnia
  • Raja HARI SINGHJI, Bhumia of Jamnia
  • Raja DEVI SINGHJI, Bhumia of Jamnia
  • Raja ANUP SINGHJI, Bhumia of Jamnia
  • Raja NAYDAR SINGHJI, Bhumia of Jamnia fl.1800, he was said to be the principal freebooter in the Western Yindbyas at the time of the settlement of Malwa; Sir John Malcolm concluded an engagement with Nadir Singh by which he was to receive from Holkar a tankha of Rupees 2,564 and to protect the country from Jam to Nalchha; he married and had issue.
    • Shrimant Raja Bhimanji (qv)
  • Shrimant Raja BHIMAN SINGHJI, Bhumia of Jamnia 1815/1820, on his father's expulsion from Malwa, an engagement was made with Bhiman Singh, on 8th May 1820 (No. CCXLl), guaranteeing to him from the Holkar State all the tankhas which his father received; married and had issue.
    • Shrimant Raja Moti Singhji (qv)
  • Shrimant Raja MOTI SINGHJI, Bhumia of Jamnia -/1863
  • Shrimant Raja HAMIR SINGHJI, Bhumia of Jamnia 1863/1924, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • Shrimant Raja Raghunath Singhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Jagmohan Singhji, born , educated at Daly College, Indore (1913) and winner of the Bhavnagar Prize (1912/1913); married and had issue,
      • Thakur Saheb Surendra Singhji, born , married Thakurani Grah Rajeshwari, daughter of Major Fateh Bhadhur Shah of Nepal, and has issue.
        • Kumari Promodini Singh, married Vipin Pratap Singh Parihar at Kachloha, Nagod, M.P., and has issue.
        • Kumari Shushma Singh, married Vinay Singh at Sarguja, Chattisgarh, and has issue.
        • Kunwar Hemandra Singh, married Priyanka Singh Parihar at Paraswara, Nagod, M.P., and has issue.
          • Rudransh Singh
        • Kumari Ketki (Ritu Singh)
      • Thakur Saheb Rajendra Singhji, born , married Thakurani Darshna Ba Jadeja from Meghani, Gujarat, and has issue.
        • Kunwar Sahdev Singh, married Kunwarani Omi Ba Rana of Thikana - Than, Rajkot, and has issue.
          • Om Singh
      • Thakur Saheb Lokendra Singhji, born , married Thakurani Premkumari Rawat from Khandwa, and has issue.
        • Kunwar Vinod Singh
        • Kumari Vijaylakshmi Singh, married Raj Singh Baghel of Thikana - Bandhi in Nagod, M.P.
        • Kumari Jyoti Singh, married Rajkumar Singh, Mauritius.
        • Kunwar Rishikumar Singh
    • Late. Kumar Shri Jaswant Sinhji, born , educated at Daly College, Indore; married Meera Kunwar from Thikana Khaparia, and had issue.
      • Thakur Virendra Singhji, born , educated at Daly College (1940-48), married and had three issues.
        • Thakur Yadvendra Singh, born , married Shiba Singh, daughter of Lal Urmila Pratap Parihar of Thikana Bhatanwara Garih, Nagod State, and has two issue.
          • Kunwar Bhriguraj Singh, born , married Bhuvneshwari Singh and has issue.
            • Samwardhan Singh
          • Kunwar Ujjwalraj Singh, born .
        • Thakur Jitendra Singh, born , married Vandana Singh, daughter of Ranpal Singh of Alipura State, and has two issues.
          • Kunwar Kartikey Singh
          • Kumari Mrigangana Singh
        • Thakur Giriraj Singh, born , married Bharti Singh, daughter of Sajjuba Kalian Singh Vaghela of Thikana Chabasar, Gangad State (Gujarat)
          • Kunwar Harshwardhan Singh
          • Kumari Harshita Singh
  • Shrimant Raja RAGHUNATH SINGHJI, Raja of Jamnia 1924/1943, born , married and had issue. He died .
    • Shrimant Raja Narendra Singhji (qv)
  • Shrimant Raja NARENDRA SINGHJI, Raja of Jamnia 1943/2005, born , married Shreemati Rani Kanak Devi [now Shreemati Rajmata Kanak Devi of Jamnia], daughter of HH Raja Shrimant Mahendra Singh Ju Dev Bahadur of Nagod, and his second wife, HH Rani Shyam Kumari, and had issue. He died .
    • Shrimant Raja Shaliwahan Vats (qv)
    • Rajkumar Dhruv Raj Singh, born , educated at Daly College, Indore, at St. Anselm's, Ajmer and at National College, Delhi; presently (2009) managing his farms at Kunjrod near Dhar; married Kunwarani Sahiba Mrinali, daughter of Shri Preethi Pal Singhji Minhas (daughter of Shrimati Jasjit Parmar from the Jagir of Padhiyana near Jalandhar), and has issue, two daughters.
      • Kumari Shubhangana Raje
      • Kumari Veerangana Raje
    • HH Shreemati Maharani Kaviteshwari Devi, married HH Maharaja Saheb Charnamirjit Singhji of Maihar.
    • Shreemati Yuvrani Kadambari Devi, married Shreeman Yuvraj Saheb Mandhattasinhji Manoharsinhji of Rajkot, and has issue.
    • Shreemati Bhanwar Baisa Pritika Kumari, married Bhanwar Sumair Vijay Singh of Dumraon, and has issue.
  • Shrimant Raja SHALIWAHAN VATS (see above)
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