Lunawada (Princely State) Coat of Arms

Lunawada (Princely State)

Lunawada (a.k.a Lunavada) is a Princely State of Solanki Dynasty. Lunawada is in State of Bombay, India. (Lunawada, Gujarat, India) http://i.indianrajputs.com/t/lunawada_coa.png
Lunawada Lunawada, Gujarat, India IN
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Dynasty  :
State  :
Bombay
Accession  :
10th June 1948
Revenue  :
178,701
Villages  :
348
Area  :
1,005 km²
Population  :
63,967 (1901)
Privy Purse  :
131,000
Hindi Name  :
लुनाव्दा
Also known as  :
Lunavada
Wikipedia  :
Last Updated  :
7th Apr, 2014

Present Ruler/Head/Tikai/Thakur
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HH Maharaja Sri BHUPENDRASINHJI VIRBHADRASINHJI, 24th and present Maharana of Lunawada since 1986. (Fateh Bagh Palace, Lunavada 389230, Gujarat, India), born 14th October 1934 in Lunawada, married 31st May 1957 in Bhadrajun, HH Maharani Paras Kumari, and has issue.
  • Maharajkumari Harendra Kumari

History
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The ancestors of the family, descendants of Sidhraj, Raja of Anhilwara Patan, are said to have established themselves as Chiefs of Virpur in 1225, later in 1434, Rana Bhimsinghji moved his capital to Lunawada across the Mahi, establishing his state there. The State was tributary both to Baroda and to Gwalior, but the rights of the latter were transferred to the British Government in 1861. Lunawada is a Second Class state in Rewa Kantha Agency. The Maharana maintains a military force of 201 cavalry, 295 infantry, and 40 guns (as of 1892).

Predecessors and Genealogy Tree
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  • Rana BHIM SINGHJI, 1st Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana GANGA DASJI, 2nd Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana UDARANAJI, 3rd Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana VAGH SINGHJI [Baghavran Singhji], 4th Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana MAL SINGHJI [Mool Singhji], 5th Rana of Lunawada, married and had issue.
    • Rana Vanvirji (qv)
    • Rani Saras Kanwar, married (as his first wife), Rawat Chandra Bhan of , died 1600, and had issue.
  • Rana VANVIRJI, 6th Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana AKHERAJJI, 7th Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana KHUMBHOJI, 8th Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana JIT SINGHJI, 9th Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana TRILOK SINGHJI, 10th Rana of Lunawada
  • Rana DAYAL DASJI, 11th Rana of Lunawada 1629/1637; married and had issue.
    • Rana Chandra Singhji (qv)
  • Rana CHANDRA SINGHJI, 12th Rana of Lunawada 1637/1674, married and had issue. He died 1674.
    • Rana Bir Singhji [Virv Singhji] (qv)
  • Rana BIR SINGHJI, 13th Rana of Lunawada 1674/1711, married and had issue. He died 1711.
    • Rana Nar Singhji (qv)
  • Rana NAR SINGHJI, 14th Rana of Lunawada 1711/1735, married and had issue. He died 1735.
    • Kumar Shri Jit Singhji, married and had issue. He died vp.
      • Rana Shri Vakhat Singhji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Budh Singhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Keshorbhai Budhsinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Gemalbhai Keshorbhai
      • Kumar Shri Saheb Singhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Kasalbhai Sahebsinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Prthibhai Kasalbhai, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Mekrubhai Prithibhai
      • Kumar Shri Aad Singhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Bhimsinhji Aadsinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Gulabsinhji Bhimsinhji, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Surajmalji Gulabsinhji
          • Kumar Shri Makansinhji Bhimsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Jagji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Ratansinhji Jagji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Dhirajbhai Ratansinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Padmabhai Dhirajbhai, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji Padmabhai, adopted by Kumar Shri Narsinhji Daulatsinhji; married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Ajitsinhji, adopted by Rana Shri Dalelsinhji Dalpatsinhji, and succeeded as Rana Shri Vakhatsinhji Dalelsinhji (see below)
            • Kumar Shri Arjunbhai Padmabhai, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shri Dalpatsinhji Arjunbhai, adopted by Rana Shri Fatehsinhji Pratapsinhji, and succeed as Rana Shri Dalpatsinhji Fatehsinhji (see below)
    • Kumar Shri Umed Singhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Kubersinhji Umedsinhji, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Shri Salamsinhji Kubersinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Dalelsinhji Salamsinhji, adopted by Rana Shri Dalpatsinhji Fatehsinhji, and succeeded as Rana Shri Dalelsinhji Dalpatsinhji (see below).
  • Rana Shri VAKHAT SINGHJI, 15th Rana of Lunawada 1735/1757, married and had issue. He died 1757.
    • Rana Shri Dip Singhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Daulatsinhji Vakhatsinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Narsinhji Daulatsinhji, he adopted Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji Padmabhai, son of Kumar Shri Padmabhai Dhirajbhai (see above); married and had adoptive issue.
        • (A) Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji Narsinhji, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Ajitsinhji, adopted by Rana Shri Dalelsinhji Dalpatsinhji, and succeeded as Rana Shri Vakhatsinhji Dalelsinhji (see below)
  • Rana Shri DIP SINGHJI, 16th Rana of Lunawada 1757/1782, married and had issue. He died 1782.
    • Rana Shri Durjan Salji (qv)
  • Rana Shri DURJANSALJI, 17th Rana of Lunawada 1782/1786, married and had issue. He died 1786,
    • Rana Shri Pratap Singhji (qv)
  • Rana Shri JAGAT SINGHJI, (18th) Rana of Lunawada 1786/-, married and had issue.
  • Rana Shri PRATAP SINGHJI, 18th Rana of Lunawada 1786/1817, married and had issue.
    • Rana Shri Shiv Singhji (qv)
    • Rana Shri Fateh Singhji (qv)
  • Rana Shri SHIV SINGHJI, (20th) Rana of Lunawada 1817/1818
  • Rana Shri FATEH SINGHJI, 19th Rana of Lunawada 1817/1849, married 1821, Rani Chiman Kunwari, daughter of Maharawat Sawant Singh of , and his wife, Maharani Daulat Kunwari, and had adoptive issue. He died 1849.
    • (A) Kumar Shri Dalpatsinhji Arjunbhai, son of Kumar Shri Arjunbhai Padmabhai (see above), adopted by Rana Shri Fatehsinhji Pratapsinhji, and succeed as Rana Shri Dalpatsinhji Fatehsinhji (qv)
  • Rana Shri DALPATSINHJI FATEHSINHJI, 20th Rana of Lunawada 1849/1851, married and had adoptive issue. He died 1851.
    • (A) Kumar Shri Dalelsinhji Salamsinhji, son of Kumar Shri Salamsinhji Kubersinhji (see above), adopted by Rana Shri Dalpatsinhji Fatehsinhji, and succeeded as Rana Shri Dalelsinhji Dalpatsinhji (qv)
  • INTERREGNUM 1851/1852
  • Rana Shri DALELSINHJI DALPATSINHJI, 21st Rana of Lunawada 1852/1867, married and had issue as well as adoptive issue. He died spm in June 1867.
    • (A) Kumar Shri Vakhatsinhji Ajitsinhji, son of Kumar Shri Ajitsinhji Padmabhai and adoptive son of Kumar Shri Narsinhji Daulatsinhji (see above), adopted by Rana Shri Dalelsinhji Dalpatsinhji, and succeeded as HH Maharaja Rana Shri Vakhatsinhji Dalelsinhji (qv)
  • HH Maharaja Shri VAKHATSINHJI DALELSINHJI K.C.I.E., 22nd Maharana of Lunawada 1867/1929, born 11th August 1860 [or 28th August 1861], he succeeded to the gadi as a minor on 7th October 1867 (), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; he was installed as ruler in August 1880 on attaining his majority; he was created a Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire (K.C.I.E.) on 25th May 1889, and is entitled to a salute of 9 guns, married and had issue. He died 27th April 1929.
    • Yuvaraj Ranjitsinhji Vakhatsinhji, married (amongst others), Yuvrani Sajjan Kunwar, daughter of Yuvaraj Hindu Singhji of , and had issue. He died vp.
      • Col. HH Maharaja Sri Virbhadrasinhji Ranjitsinhji (qv)
      • Maharajkumar Harischchandrasinhji Ranjitsinhji (fourth son), born 27th August 1924, married 2ndly (as her second husband), 11th August 1980, Rani Himmat Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of Major HH Maharana Shri Maharaja Shri Raj Sir Ghanshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji Sahib Bahadur of . He died 3rd December 1987.
  • Col. HH Maharaja Sri VIRBHADRASINHJI RANJITSINHJI, 23rd Maharana of Lunawada 1929/1986, born 8th June 1910 in Lunawada, invested with full ruling powers on 2nd October 1930, Member of the Chamber of Princes, married Maharajkumari Manher Kunwarba [HH Maharani Kusum Kunwari of Lunawada], daughter of Capt. HH Maharana Raj Saheb Shri Sir Amarsinhji Banesinhji [Gangubha] of , and had issue. He died 1986.
    • HH Maharaja Sri Bhupendrasinhji Virbhadrasinhji (qv)
    • Maharaj Pushpendrasinhji Virbhadrasinhji Solanki, married the daughter of Leela Mulgaonkar and Sumant Mulgaonkar [Moolgaokar] of Telco fame and chief of the Central Social Welfare Board.
      • Rajkumari Meenakshi Devi, married 1991, Rajkumar Vijit Singh of .
    • Maharaj Ajeet Virbhadrasinh Solanki (by Maharani Kusum Kunwari), married Rani Tejal Solanki, and has issue.
      • Rajkumar Ashutosh Ajeetsinh Solanki, born 27th December 1983
      • Rajkumari Amrita Solanki, born 26th April 1987 in Pune, presently (2007) in third year at college, studying Commerce.
    • Maharaj Indrajeet Virbhadrasinh Solanki (by Maharani Kusum Kunwari), born 15th March 1948, married in Bombay, Rani Padmini Solanki, and has issue.
      • Rajkumar Kunal Indrajeetsinh Solanki
      • Rajkumari Karishma Solanki
  • HH Maharaja Sri BHUPENDRASINHJI VIRBHADRASINHJI, 24th Maharana of Lunawada (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Maharajkumari Ratna Kumari, married (as his first wife), Rajkumar Pratap Singh of .
  • Kumar Shri Naharsinhji, unsuccessful claimant for the gadi in 1930.

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