Information

Dynasty

Gohil

State

Saurashtra

Gun Salutes

9

Accession

15th February 1948

Revenue

INR 744,416

Villages

91

Area

777 Square Kilometers km²

Population

58,000 (1921)

Privy Purse

INR 180,000

Hindi Name

पलिताना

Last Updated

28th Jul, 2017

Present Head

The Thakore Sahib of Palitana (The Palace, Palitana - 364270, Gujarat, India)
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History

Predecessor state of Sejakpur was founded in 1194. Palitana is a Second Class State and folows the rule of primogeniture.
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Genealogy

  • Thakore Sahib SEJAKI, Thakore Sahib of Sejakpur 1194/1254 and 1st Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1194/1226, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakore Ranjoi Sejakji, ancestor of the Thakore Sahibs of Bhavnagar.
    • Kumar Shri Sarangji Sejakji, ancestor of the Thakore Sahibs of Lathi, received the chovisi of Arthila as his patrimony.
    • Thakore Sahib Shahaji Sejakji (qv)
    • Kumari Shri Amar Kunwarba Sahiba [ Kumari Shri Valam Kunverba], married Kumar Shri Khengarji of Junagadh.
  • Thakore Sahib SHAHJI SEJAKI, 2nd Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1226/1246
  • Thakore Sahib SARTANJI SHAHJI, 3rd Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1246/1250
  • Thakore Sahib ARJANJI SARTANJI, 4th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1250/1300
  • Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI I ARJANJI, 5th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1300/1360
  • Thakore Sahib JASAJI NONGHANJI, 6th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1360/1400
  • Thakore Sahib BANAJI JASAJI, 7th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1400/1455
  • Thakore Sahib SAVAJI I BANAJI, 8th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1455/1487
    • Thakore Hadaji (qv)
    • Thakore Govindji, granted Khadsaliya.
    • Thakore Sadaji, granted Gundi.
  • Thakore Sahib HADAJI SAVAJI, 9th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1487/1519
  • Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI I HADAJI, 10th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1519/1579
  • Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI II KANDHAJI, 11th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1579/-
  • Thakore Sahib ARJANJI II NONGHANJI, 12th Thakore Sahib of Palitana
  • Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI II ARJANJI, 13th Thakore Sahib of Palitana
  • Thakore Sahib SAVAJI II KANDHAJI, 14th Thakore Sahib of Palitana
  • Thakore Sahib SARTANJI I SAVAJI, 15th Thakore Sahib of Palitana
  • Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI III SARTANJI, 16th Thakore Sahib of Palitana
  • Thakore Sahib PRITHVIRAJJI KANDHAJI, 17th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1697/1734
  • Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI III PRITHVIRAJJI, 18th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1734/-, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Sahib Sartanji II Nonghanji (qv)
    • Thakore Sahib Unadji Nonghanji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Alubhai Nonghanji 1766/1770, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Khodaji Alubhai
  • Thakore Sahib SARTANJI II NONGHANJI, 19th Thakore Sahib of Palitana -/1766
  • Thakore Sahib UNADJI NONGHANJI, 20th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1770/1820, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Sahib Kandhaji IV Unadji (qv)
    • Kumari Vakhtuba Sahiba [Rani Vakhat Kunwarba Sahiba of Dhrangadhra], married (as his third wife), Raj Sahib Amarsinhji Raisinhji of Dhrangadhra, and had issue.
  • Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI IV UNADJI, 21st Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1820/1840
  • Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI IV KANDHAJI, 22nd Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1840/1860
  • Thakore Sahib PRATAPSINHJI NONGHANJI, 23rd Thakore Sahib of Palitana in 1860 for 8 months, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakur Sahib Sursinhji Pratapsinhji (qv)
    • HH Rani Kasi Kunwarba Sahiba, married (as his fourth wife), HH Raj Sahib Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra, and had issue.
  • Thakore Sahib SURSINHJI PRATAPSINHJI, 24th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1860/1885, born , succeeded 1st June 1860, married and had issue. He died .
    • Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Mansinhji Sursinhji (qv)
    • Rani Kesaba Kumari Sahiba, born , married 1893, (as his sixth wife), HH Raj Sahib Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra, and had issue. She died .
    • Thakore Shri Samantsinhji Sursinhji, Tilayat of Adpur and Pachegani, Bhayat of Palitana; married Thakorani Makunvarba Sahiba of Dharampur, and had issue. He died after 1901.
      • Kumar Shri Vijaysinhji Samantsinhji, died in year 1916.
        • Kumar Shri Sujjansinhji Vijaysinhji, Tilayat of Adpur and Pachegani, Bhayat of Palitana; married Rani Vijayaba Sahiba of Ganod in Gondal, and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Vijaysinhji Sujjansinhji, engaged 1903 to Ba Shri Hajuba of Rajkot (she married HH the Raj Saheb of Dhrangadhra). He died after 1909.
          • Rani Bhagwatiba Sahiba, married Maharaj Mahavir Singh of Amleta.
        • Kumari Shri Jayvant Kunvar Ba Sahiba, married Thakur Harishchandrasinhji of Malia, and had issue.
          • Kumari Shri Pramila Kunvar Ba Sahiba, married Kumar Shri Balwantsinhji Sahebsinhji (see below)
        • Kumari Shri Chandra Kunvar Ba Sahiba, married Thakur Sahebsinhji Vaghela of Gangad, and had issue.
          • Kumar Shri Balwantsinhji Sahebsinhji, married Kumari Shri Pramila Kunvar Ba Sahiba of Malia (see above).
  • Thakore Sahib Shri Sir MANSINHJI SURSINHJI, 25th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1885/1905, born , succeeded 24th November 1885, K.C.S.I. [cr.1896], educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married (amongst others), a daughter of Thakore Saheb Suraji II Surtanji of Virpur, and had issue. He died .
    • Kumar Shri (name unknown) (by the Senior Rani), born , died young.
    • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Bahadursinhji Mansinhji (qv)
    • Rani Hari Kunwarba Sahiba, married 1912 (as his first wife), Capt. HH Rana Sir Ranjit Singhji of Barwani. She died sp.
  • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir BAHADURSINHJI MANSINHJI, 26th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1905/1964 , born , K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., he was granted the title of Maharaja as a personal distinction in 1944; married 2nd December 1919, Kunwari Shri Sitaba Saheba [HH Thakorani Bai Shri Sita Ba Kunverba Sahiba], daughter of HH Maharajah Shri Bhojrajsinhji Bhagwatsinhji Sahib of Gondal, and his wife, HH Maharani Raj Kunverba Saheb, and had issue. He died on .
    • HH Maharani Indira Devi, married 12th December 1941 (as his second wife), Lt. HH Maharaja Rajendra Prakash Bahadur of Sirmur.
    • HH Rani Saheb Drupad Kumari, married 20th February 1944, HH Maharaja Bir Pratap Singh Deo of Sonepur, and had issue.
    • HH Maharani Gita Kumari, married 30th January 1948, HH Umdae Rajhae Buland Makan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sumar Singhji of Kishangarh.
    • Kumari Rajendra Kumari
    • Kumari Brinda Kumari, married Maharajkumar Yashwant Singh of Alwar, and has issue.
    • Kumari Gayatri Kumari [HH Maharani Gayatri Devi of Chhota-Udaipur], married 1960, HH Maharawal Shri Virendrasinhji Natwarsinhji Sahib of Chhota-Udaipur.
    • Thakore Sahib Shri Shivendrasinhji Bahadursinhji (qv)
  • Thakore Sahib Shri SHIVENDRASINHJI BAHADURSINHJI, 27th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1964/1990, born , married 1stly Ritika Loraiya (divorced October 26, 1976) by whom he had a son, married 2ndly Thakorani Sonia Devi (née Sahni) (now Rajmata Soniadevi Shivendra Sinhji Gohel of Palitana), and had issue. He died .
    • Dhirendra Sinhji (from 1st wife)
    • Kumar Shri Ketan Shivendrasinhji Gohel (from 2nd wife), born in Bangalore, India, graduate in a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management sponsored by Bournemouth University, UK and Higher Diploma in Hotel Management from IHTTI, Switzerland; married 13th April 2004 in Mumbai, Kumar Rani Sahiba Nisha Sinhji Gohel, and has issues, two sons.
      • Rajkumar Veer Sinhji Gohel, born .
      • Rajkumar Arjun Sinhji Gohel, born .
  • 28th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 199x/- (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Kumar Shri Sir Jayvantsinhji Gohel, C.B.E., married and had issue. He died .
    • Kumar Shri Jaydevsinhji Jayvantsinhji Gohel, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1960)
    • Kumar Shri Mayurdhwajsinhji Jayvantsinhji Gohel, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1960); Director and CEO of the Asia-Pacific Foundation, Associate Fellow with RUSI, member of the University of Paris, International Scientific Advisory Board, member of the United Nations ‘Roster of Experts’ at its Terrorism Prevention Branch, Secretary of the South Asia secretariat of the Next Century Foundation; married 19th February 1973, Maharaj Kumari Rajyashree Kumari, born , daughter of HH Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Narendra Shiromani Maharajah Sri Dr. Karni Singh Bahadur of Bikaner, and his wife, HH Maharani Sushila Kumari, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
      • Kumari Shri Anupama Kumari, born .
      • Kumar Shri Sajjansinhji Mayurdhwajsinhji Gohel, born , educated at the London School of Economics; Director of International Security for the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation.
  • HH Rani Kasi Kunwarba Sahiba, married (as his fourth wife), HH Raj Sahib Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Thakorani Bajirajba Sahiba, married HH Thakore Sahib Waghji II Ravaji of Morvi.
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