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Dynasty

Tung

Area

360Square Kilometers km²

Hindi Name

श्यामसुंदरपुर

Last Updated

16th May, 2017

History

Shyamsundarpur Raj was amongst the nine prominent Rajput royal families in Bengal known as “Nau Mahal”. Legend has it that one Raja Tung Deo, who came from Nepal and on a pilgrimage to Jagannath, was made king of Puri by favour of Lord Jagannath. His grandson Raja Gangadhar Tung Deo received a divine order to by Lord Jagannath to relocate to a different land otherwise the dynasty will end. Therefore, his son should change his name and go to some other country where he would be king.

In 1348 AD, Raja Gangadhar Tung Deo’s eldest grandson Rajkumar Nakur Tung Deo left Puri with his wife, his treasure, and some soldiers and after wandering for a decade and in 1358 AD settled in a village called Tikarpara, near present day Shyamsundarpur. At that time the area was called Rajagram, comprised Shyamsundarpur, Phulkusma, Raipur, Simplapal, and Bhalaidiha. The area was earlier ruled by Samantasar Raja, who was destroyed with his family in a fire. The area remained without a king and was overrun by robbers. Raja Nukur Tung Deo subdued the robbers and conquered the region and became the first and established the 1166km2 kingdom of Tungbhum. He assumed the name of Raja Nakur Chhatra Narayan Deo and named his newly founded kingdom as Jagannathpur later the kingdom was called Shyamsundarpur Raj and the entire region is still known as Tungbhum. The Raja Nakur Chatra Narayan Deo had brought with him 252 families of Utkal Brahmins, whose descendants are still present in the region.

Raja Nakur Chatra Narayan Deo had made a grant of area of Simplapal (203km2) and Bhalaidaha (106.30km2) parganas to Sripati Mahapatra who was his spiritual guide and general during the campaign. Raipur pargana (348km2) was given as grant to a member of the Sikhar Raj family. Subsequently, in the sixth generation the kingdom was divided as a result of a family dispute, the two brothers Raja Lakhsmi Naryan Deo alias Raja Shyamsundar Tung and his younger brother Rajkumar Mukut Narayan Deo. It was settled and Rajukumar Mukuk Narayan Deo who was granted 149km2 zamindari of Phulkushma estate and his share. Post the division of the kingdom Shyamsundarpur Raj was referred as “Bara Tung” and Phulkusma estate referred as “Chota Tung”.

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Genealogy

  • Raja Mukund Tung Deo, of Puri, had issues, 2 sons.
    • Yuvraj Nakur Tung Deo (later assumed the tittle of Chatra Narayan Deo) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Chakur Tung Deo
  • Raja Nakur Chatra Narayan Deo – Founder of Tungbhum and Shyamsundarpur Raj
  • Raja Chaitanya Sundar Narayan Deo
  • Raja Damodar Chatra Naryan Deo
  • Raja Gadadhar Sundar Narayan Deo, married and had issues, 2 sons.
    • Yuvraj Shyam Sundar Tung Deo (later Raja Lakshmi Chatra Narayan Deo) (qv).
    • Rajkumar Mukut Narayan Deo, granted zamindari of Phulkushma estate.
  • Raja Lakshmi Chatra Narayan Deo, alias Raja Shyam Sundar Tung Deo.
  • Raja Janardan Sundar Narayan Deo
  • Raja Aithu Chatra Naryan Deo I
  • Raja Ram Chandra Sundar Narayan Deo
  • Raja Birkishore Chatra Narayan Deo I
  • Raja Ganga Govinda Sundar Narayan Deo
  • Raja Aithu Chatra Naraya Deo II
  • Raja Balbhadra Sundar Narayan Deo, married Rani from Dhalbhum & Jamboni Raj and had issues, one son and 2 daughters.
    • Yuvraj Birkishore Chatra Narayan Deo (qv)
    • Rani Atar Kumari Devi, married Raja Vikramaditya Malla Dev of Jhargram Raj.
    • Rani Nil Kumari Devi, married Raja Harihar Deo Dhabal Dev of Dhalbhum & Jamboni Raj.
  • Raja Birkishore Chatra Narayan Deo II married Rani Hriday Kumari daughter of Raja Mangovind Deo Dhabal Deb of Dhalbhum & Jamboni Raj and had issues, 3 sons.
    • Yuvraj Gauri Prasad Sundar Narayan Deo Dhabal Deb (qv)
    • Rajkumar Hikim Bhagwan Narayan Deo
    • Rajkumar Nimai Naryan Deo
  • Raja Gauri Prasad Sundar Narayan Deo, married daughter of Raja Vikramadaitya Malla Deb of Jhargram Raj and had issues, 3 sons and 2 daughters.
    • Yuvraj Shyam Nafar Chatra Narayan Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumar Hikim Sarat Chandra Narayan Deo, married Rajkumari Durga Devi, daughter of Raja Ishwar Chandra Deo Dhabal Deb of Dhalbhum & Jamboni Raj.
    • Rajkumar Tapan Chandra Narayan Deo
    • Rani Shiromani Devi, married Raja Raghunath Malla Dev of Jhargram Raj
    • Rani Brahmamoyee Devi, married Raja Raghunath Malla Dev of Jhargram Raj.
  • Raja Shyam Nafar Chatra Narayan Deo, married Rani Saraswati Devi, daughter of Raja Ishwar Chandra Deo Dhabal Deb of Dhalbhum & Jamboni Raj and had issues, 2 sons.
    • Yuvraj Kanai Sundar Narayan Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumar Devi Prasad Narayan Deo, married and without issue.
  • Raja Kanai Sundar Narayan Deo, married and had issues, 3 sons.
    • Yuvraj Pasupati Chatra Narayan Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumar Durga Prasad Naryan Deo, unmarried and died without issue.
    • Rajkumar Padmalochan Naryan Deo, unmarried and without issue.
  • Raja Pasupati Chatra Narayan Deo, married and has issue, one son.
    • Yuvraj Shubhendu Sundar Narayan Deo
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