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Dynasty

State

Orissa

Agency

Orissa States Agency

Accession

1st January 1948

Area

632 Square Kilometers km²

Population

66,296 (1892)

Privy Purse

INR 33,600

Hindi Name

खंड्पारा

Last Updated

9th Sep, 2017

Present Head

Raja Saheb BIBHUTI BHUSHAN SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai B.A., 14th Raja Saheb of Khandpara since 1977 (Rajbati, P.O. - Khandapara Garh, Dist. - Nayagarh, Orissa, India). Born , M.L.A. (Orissa) 1980/1990 and 1995/2000 (three terms); Minister of State (Ind), Tourism and Culture (7.12.1989) - (3.3.1990); Minister of State, Planning and Coordination (7.12.1989) - (3.3.1990); Deputy Speaker (15.3.1996) - (29.2.2000); Student leader, Presidential candidate of B.J.B. College Student's Union; represented B.J.B. College, Bhubaneswar in Table Tennis at College and University levels 1973/1974 and 1974/1975; joined the Congress (I) Party in 1980 after being elected Independently from Khandpara Assembly Constituency; Life member, Bhubaneswar Plant Lover's Association; Member, Bhubaneswar Club, Bhubaneswar; Vice-President, Chinmoya Mission, Bhubaneswar; Life member, Bengal cricket Association, Calcutta; President, District Youth Congress, Puri, 1981/1984; Member, Consultative Committee for Irrigation, Power and works, 1982/1984; interests and pastimes include Writing articles, Photography and Playing Cricket; he has compiled a work on Khandapara Ithas in English; married Rani Devaki Devi Kumari, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Yuvraj Sidharth Shekhar Singh, former MLA from Khandapara Legislative Constituency from 2009 to 2014 from Biju Janata Dal, President Students' Union BJB College, Bhubaneswar; Sub-Editor/Reporter with The Asian Age, The New Indian Express; married to Yuvrani Alokita Devi, daughter of Raja Yadvendra Bikram Singh of Payagpur, and his wife, Rani Padma Kumari Devi, and has issue, one daughter.
  • Rajkumari Aradhana Rathore, married Major Shakti Singh Rathore of Peeh, Rajasthan, an acclaimed Polo Player, and has issue, one daughter.
    • Kumari Ayesha Rathore
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History

Founded in the 17th century by a former Raja of Rewah or by the Raja Raghunath Singh of Nayagarh, who had two sons, the elder son, Harihar Singh, became Raja of Nayagarh, and the younger, Jadunath Singh Mangraj, retained possession of four Garhs, or forts, as his share, viz. Kadua, Ghuntsahi, Sardhapur, and Khepada, all in Nayagarh. Up to the reign of Raja Narayan Singh Mangraj, Khandpara extended on the east up to Banki, on the west to Balaramprasad in Daspalla, on the north to Kantilo, and on the south up to Jogiapali in Nayagarh. The state ceased to exist on 1st January 1948 when it merged into the Republic of India. The rulers Privy Purse and privileges were withdrawn 8th September 1970. The Raja maintains a military force of 1085 infantry and 12 guns (as of 1892).
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Genealogy

  • Raja JADUNATH SINGH Mangraj, 1st Raja of Khandpara 1599/1675, he received the title of Mangraj from the Maharaja of Orissa, and it was enjoyed from his time down to Balunkeswar Singh, married and had issue.
    • Raja Narayan Singh Mardraj (qv)
  • Raja PITABAS SINGH Mangraj, (2nd) Raja of Khandpara, married and had issue.
    • Raja Narayan Singh Mardraj (qv) cf. above
  • Raja NARAYAN SINGH Mangraj, 2nd Raja of Khandpara 1675/1709, married and had issue.
    • Raja Balunkeshwar Singh Mardraj (qv)
  • Raja BALUNKESHWAR SINGH Mangraj, 3rd Raja of Khandpara 1709/1723, he gradually extended his dominions and strengthened the State, he defeated the petty local Chiefs, gave education to the savages, cleared the jungles, formed villages, and civilised the country, married and had issue.
    • Raja Banamali Singh Mardraj (qv)
  • Raja BANAMALI SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 4th Raja of Khandpara 1723/1732,he was a brave and powerful Raja, and expert in war, when Makund Dev Bhanj, the adopted son of the Raja of Baudh, appealed to him for his help, he easily defeated the Raja of Baudh and made Makund Dev Bhanj, Raja over a part of Baudh state which was later named Daspalla, he also defended the Maharaja of Orissa from the attacks of his enemies, for which he was rewarded with the title of Bhai Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, married and had issue.
    • Raja Bairagi Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja BAIRAGI SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 5th Raja of Khandpara 1734/1770, married and had issue.
    • Raja Niladri Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja NILADRI SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 6th Raja of Khandpara 1770/1794, he was given a flag by Raghoji Bhonsle, the Maharaja of Nagpur, which was used till independence, married and had issue.
    • Raja Nrusingh Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja NARASIMHA SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai [Nrusingh Singh Mardraj], 7th Raja of Khandpara 1794/1815, he gave assistance to the chief military officers of the British Government, when they first conquered Orissa and received an elephant and a cannon in recognition thereof, married and had issue.
    • Raja Purusottam Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
    • Rajkumar Jagannath Shreechandra Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Gopinath Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Narayan Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Ramchandra Singh Mardraj, adopted by Raja Natabar Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, and succeeded as Raja Ramchandra Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai of Khandpara (see below)
    • Rajkumar Harihar Singh Mardraj, died unmarried.
    • Rajkumar Raghunath Singh Mardraj, died sp.
    • Rajkumar Kamallochan Singh Mardraj, adopted out.
    • Rajkumar Shyamabandu Mardraj, married and had issue.
      • Mahamahopadhyaya Kumar Shri Chandrasekhar Singh Samanta [Pathani Samant], born in Cuttack Distt., Orissa, Mahamahopadhyaya [cr.1893], he was a world famous astroscientist who was esteemed greater than the Tycho Brahe; author of the treatise "Sidhanta Darpan" on Hindu Astronomy that was published in 1899; married and had issue. He died .
        • Kumar Shri Pitabas Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Sanatan Singh Mardraj, adopted out within Khandpara.
          • Kumar Shri Jagannath Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Bishwanath Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Subhankar Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Baidyanath Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Baikunthanath Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Prabhudatta Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Trailokyanath Singh Mardraj
        • Kumar Shri Gadadhar Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Bansidhar Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Ladu Kishore Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Ramasankar Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Pradipta Kishore Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Pradyumna Singh Mardraj
              • Kumar Shri Prasanta Singh Mardraj
          • Kumar Shri Laxmidhar Singh Mardraj, adopted to Korapitha.
          • Kumar Shri Kishorechandra Singh Mardraj, unmarried.
        • Kumar Shri Chakradhar Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Jayakrishna Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Damodar Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Govinda Singh Mardraj
          • Kumar Shri Padmanava Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Narayan Prasad Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Amarnath Singh Mardraj
              • Kumar Shri Gautam Budha Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Mahesh Prasad Singh Mardraj, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Swayam Siddha Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Bibhuti Narayan Singh Mardraj
          • Kumar Shri Raghunath Singh Mardraj, Freedom Fighter, died unmarried.
          • Kumar Shri Ramakrishna Singh Mardraj, adopted to Salur, A.P.
  • Raja PURUSHOTTAM SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 8th Raja of Khandpara 1815/1821, married and had issue.
    • Raja Krushnachandra Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja KRUSHNA CHANDRA SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 9th Raja of Khandpara 1821/1842, married and had issue.
    • Raja Kunja Bihari Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
    • Raja Natabar Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja KUNJA BIHARI SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 10th Raja of Khandpara 1842/1867, he died sp.
  • Raja NATABAR SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 11th Raja of Khandpara 1867/1905, born , he succeeded to the gadi on 28th February 1867, the title of Raja is hereditary in the family, and dates from the period of the Mahratta dominion in Orissa, it was formally recognised by the British Government in 1874, married and had adoptive issue. He died sp in 1905.
    • (A) Raja Ram Chandra Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja RAM CHANDRA SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 12th Raja of Khandpara 1905/1922, succeeded by adoption, married and had adoptive issue from Biruli in Ganjam District.
    • (A) Raja Harihar Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja HARIHAR SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 13th Raja of Khandpara 1922/1977, born and succeeded by adoption 26th December 1922, educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur (Diploma 1933), and Training in Administration at Sambalpur; M.L.A. (Orissa) 1952/1971 (four terms), Minister in the Government of Orissa; assumed control of the administration of Khandapara State in 1934, entered the Political field in 1952 and was elected as an Independent Candidate and later joined the Congress Party; Qualified in flying and obtained 'A' Class Pilots licence; Member All-India and Bengal Flying Clubs; Secretary, Orissa Flying Club; interests were Games, Shooting, Flying and Photography; married Rani S. M. Devi, and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died (before 6th September).
    • Yuvaraj (name unknown), died young vpsp.
    • Raja Saheb Bibhuti Bhushan Singh (qv)
    • Rani Parvati Devi, married Raja Shri Pradip Chandra Deo Samant, Raja Saheb of Athmalik, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
  • Raja Saheb BIBHUTI BHUSHAN SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 14th Raja of Khandpara (see above)
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