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A tributary Thikana, founded by Thakur Nawal Singhji Bahadur, younger son of Thakur Sardul Singh of Jhunjhunu, and who first laid the foundation of a fort (Bala Kila) in 1737 at the village site of Rohili on the banks of a pond. Nawalgarh was encircled by high walls (Parkota) comprising of four gates (Pols), facing different directions, namely, Agoona Darwaja, Bawadi Darwaja, Mandi Darwaja and Nansa Darwaja, each having an iron door. Bala Kila Fort was situated in the centre of the Thikana and Fatehgarh Fort was outside of the parkota, serving as an out post. Nawalgarh was noted for its Rasala of well bred horses, and was also a Hathiband Thikana, that is, a thikana where elephants were kept, with the Nawalgarh Royals having their own. Traditionally a coronation of a new ruler or the birth of a son to the Thakur Sahib or the marriage of a daughter was announced with a cannon salute. Each ruler minted his own stamps. Thakur Nawal Singh wisely encouraged the settlement of traders from Jaipurs within his new estate, and to set up shops for the trading families who settled here. Land and houses were allotted free of cost for residential and business purposes by the Thakur Sahib. Today, Nawalgarh is considered to be one of the most attractive of Shekhawat Thikanas.
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Genealogy

  • Thakur NAWAL SINGH Bahadur, Thakur of Nawalgarh 1742/1780, born , fifth son of Thakur Sardul Singh of Jhunjhunu, and his third wife, Thakurani Bakhat Kanwar, he was granted the title of Bahadur and a mansab of 3000 zat and 2000 sawars in 1775, built Bala Kila Fort and Fatehgarh Fort both in Nawalgarh, built Dalelgarh Fort in Dalelgarh, later renamed Pilani, built Mandawa Fort in Mandawa; married 1stly, Thakurani Udawatji, daughter of Thakur Sangram Singh, and grand-daughter of Thakur Sabal Singh of Deh in Nagour, married 2ndly, Thakurani Bikawatji, daughter of Thakur Himmat Singh, and grand-daughter of Thakur Man Singh of Dadrewa in Bikaner, married 3rdly, Thakurani Champawatji, daughter of Thakur Hindu Singh, and grand-daughter of Thakur Amar Singh of Auwa in Jodhpur [or daughter of Thakur Harnath Singh of Auwa], married 4thly, Thakurani Bikawatji, daughter of Thakur Devi Singh, and grand-daughter of Thakur Mokal Singh of Bhadonda, and had issue, ten sons. He died at Singhana where his cenotaph was built.
    • Thakur Narsinghdas (qv)
    • Thakur Nahar Singh, he was granted the estate of 13 villages, later more were added and was founder of Mahansar.
    • Thakur Dalel Singh, he was granted the estate of Pilani and Balonda with 12 other villages.
    • Thakur Zalim Singh, he was granted the estate of Bhimsar and 12 other villages, married and had issue. He died .
      • Kunwar Man Singh, died vpsp in 1793 in his Kunwarpadi.
      • Kunwar Prithvi Singh, married Kunwarani Amar Kanwar Bidawatji, and had issue. He died vp 1816 in his Kunwarpadi.
        • Bhanwar Jawan Singh, died young in his Bhanwarpadi vpsp before 1816.
    • Kunwar Lal Singh, he was granted the estate of Sonthali with 12 other villages, died vpsp on 6th June 1775 in the battle of Mandan.
    • Kunwar Anhey Singh
    • Kunwar Sheva Singh
    • Kunwar Fateh Singh
    • Kunwar Jiwan Singh
    • Kunwar Kharag Singh
    • HH Maharani Chandan Kanwar Shekhawatji Sahiba, married 1752, Kunwar Raj Singh (later HH Maharaja Raj Singhji of Bikaner).
  • Thakur NARSINGHDAS, Thakur of Nawalgarh 1780/1790, fought in the battles of Loharu, Kalund and Mandan, whilst his father was still alive, he married Thakurani Shyam Kanwarji, daughter of Thakur Devi Singhji of Pokhran, she built the Mahadas Mandir and Bawari in 1801 near Bawari Darwaja in Nawalgarh, and had issue. He died when the thikana of Nawalgarh was divided into two shares.
    • Thakur Udai Singh, shared jointly with his brothers, in their father's inheritance (see below, Pana 1).
    • Thakur Mohabat Singh, shared jointly with his brothers, in their father's inheritance (see below, Pana 3).
    • Thakur Padam Singh, shared jointly with his brothers, in their father's inheritance (see Mandawa First Pana).
    • Thakur Gyan Singh, shared jointly with his brothers, in their father's inheritance (see Mandawa Second Pana).

Nawalgarh - Pana 1 (1790-1923)

  • Thakur UDAI SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 1) 1790/1828, Tazimi noble of Jaipur, built Shri Gopinath Ji Mandir in 1813 in Nawalgarh; he married and had issue. He died when his share was further divided between his two sons.
    • Thakur Sultan Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Raghunath Singh (see below, Pana 2)
  • Thakur SULTAN SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 1) 1828/1835, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakur Ratan Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Fateh Singh, adopted into Nawalgarh Pana 2 (see below)
  • Thakur RATAN SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 1) 1835/1855, died sp in 1855.
  • Thakur MOHAN SINGH [or Mool Singh], Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 1) 1855/-, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Karan Singh [Karni Singh] (qv)
    • HH Maharani Nand Kunwar Shekhawatji Sahiba, married HH Maharaja Jaswant Singhji of Jodhpur.
    • HH Maharani Bakhtawar Kunwar Shekhawatji Sahiba, married 1871, HH Maharaja Sir Pratap Singhji of Idar. She died sp.
  • Thakur KARAN SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 1), married and had issue.
    • Thakur Shiv Singh (qv)
  • Thakur SHIV SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 1) and Nawalgarh (Pana 2), inherited the share (Nawalgarh - Pana 2) of Thakur Chandra Singh (see below), married and had issue.
    • Thakur Kalyan Singh (qv)
  • Thakur KALYAN SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 1 and Pana 2), on his death without male issue, his share (Pana 1 and Pana 2) was added to that of Pana 3 (see below). He died sp 1923.

Nawalgarh - Pana 2 (1828-1889)

  • Thakur RAGHUNATH SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 2) 1828/-, second son of Thakur Udai Singh of Pana 2, he adopted his nephew, Kunwar Fateh Singh.
  • Thakur FATEH SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 2) 1835/-, son of Thakur Sultan Singh of Pana 1, succeeded by adoption, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Chandra Singh (qv)
  • Thakur CHANDRA SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 2) -/1889, he adopted Kunwar Shiv Singh of Nawalgarh - Pana 1, who thus united the two shares, married. He died spm 1889 (his widow built the Kalyan Ji Mandir in Nawalgarh in 1903).

Nawalgarh - Pana 3 (1790-1953)

  • Thakur MOHABAT SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 3) 1790/1822, shared jointly with his brothers, in their father's inheritance, he was granted the honour of Tazimi Sirdar by HH Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh of Jaipur in 1797, he married and had issue. He died when his share was further divided between his two sons.
    • Thakur Govind Singh, shared jointly with his brothers, in their father's inheritance. (qv)
    • Thakur Nathu Singh, shared jointly with his brothers, in their father's inheritance (see below Pana 4).
  • Thakur GOVIND SINGHJI Saheb, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 3) -/1837, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakur Chiman Singh (qv)
  • Thakur CHIMAN SINGHJI Saheb, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 3) 1837/1847, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakur Durjansal Singhji (qv)
  • Thakur DURJANSAL SINGHJI Saheb, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 3) 1847/1895, born posthumously 1847, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakur Berisal Singh, adopted by Thakur Mukund Singh in 1878, and adopted Thakur Bahadur Singh of Mandawa, who succeeded to Mukangarh. He died sp 1895 (same day as his father).
  • Thakur Saheb ROOP SINGHJI Saheb, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 3) 1899/1926, born , son of Thakur Ajit Singhji of Mandawa, adopted to Thakur Durjan Salji, he inherited the share (Pana 1) of Thakur Kalyan Singhji in 1924, thus re-uniting the thikana of Nawalgarh; he built the Roop Niwas Kothi, later finished by his son. He died sp 1926.
  • Rawal MADAN SINGHJI Saheb, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 3) 1928/2002, born in Mandawa, second son of Thakur Hari Singhji of Mandawa (Line II) and succeeded by adoption on 1st September 1928, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer 1923/1928, he was granted the title of Rawal by HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur on 12th March 1947 in his Rajat Jaiyanti Samahro in Jaipur; he constructed the road (Rajpath) from the Railway Station to Roop Niwas Kothi in Nawalgarh, he built the Nawalgarh Bhawan in Jaipur; married 1925, the daughter of Thakur Pratap Singhji of Auwa, died , and had issue. He died .
    • Kunwar Sangram Singh, born , educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and Allahabad University; MA, LL.B., Director of Sawai Man Singh City Palace Museum for 10 years, married 1stly, 1949, Kunwarani Daulat Kumari, daughter of Thakur Laxman Singhji of Ghanerao, and his wife, Thakurani Prem Kumari, married 2ndly, Kanwarani Kusum Kumari of Nawanagar, and had issue. He died at Nawalgarh.
      • Rawal Devendra Singh, born , educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; married 13th March 1974, Rani Ranjana Kumari, daughter of Rana Shivamber Singh of Khajurgaon, and his wife, Rani Mahendra Rajya Laxmi Kumari Devi, and has issue.
        • Baiji Lal Namrata Kumari, married Rajkumar Brijraj Singhji of Raoti.
        • Baiji Lal Geetika Kumari, married Kunwar Vikram Jeet Singhji of Raipur in Marwar.
        • Baiji Lal Jogeshwari Kumari
      • Thakur Surya Vijay Singh, born , educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1973); married 1stly, (div.), Thakurani Brigitte, married 2ndly,Thakurani Kusum Kumari of Nawanagar.
    • Thakur Sumer Singh, born , educated at Mayo College, Ajmer and the Pilani Institute of Engineering, Pilani; married 6th March 1954, Thakurani Chandra Vijai Kumari, elder daughter of Commander-in-Chief Gen. Maharaj Rajender Singh of Nawanagar, and has issue.
      • Kunwar Dhrupad Singh, married Kunwarani Reena Kumari, daughter of Raja Samar Vijay Singh of Bhadarwa, and has issue.
        • Baiji Lal Hershini Kumari
        • Baiji Lal Darshini Kumari
      • Baiji Lal Harsha Vijay, married Tikka Jagdeep Singh Chandel of Ramgarh jagir in Haryana.
    • Baiji Lal Ummed Kanwar, married Kumar Anirodh Singh Jadeja, son of Rajkumar Madhav Singh of Nawanagar (Jamnagar).

Nawalgarh - Pana 4 (1822-1859)

  • Thakur NATHU SINGH, Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 4), he married and had issue.
    • Thakur Mukand Singh (qv)
  • Thakur MUKAND SINGH, initially Thakur of Nawalgarh (Pana 4) and later founder of Mukandgarh Thikana in 1859 where his descendants later resided.
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