BARAMBA

 

BARAMBA (Princely State)

 

 

 

 

AREA: 368 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 22,700Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
STATE: Orissa DYNASTY: xx RELIGION:Hindu
POPULATION: 29,772 (1892)

 

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja TRIBIKRAM
CHANDRA DEB BIRBAR MANGRAJ MAHAPATRA
, present Raja Saheb of
Baramba since 1979.born 1957, educated at the Rajkumar College, Raipur; he is a life
member of the Rajkumar College Governing Council and has been on the
Management Committee of the same college on a number of occasions, he
is the Hereditary Trustee of the temples in Baramba, married Rani
Archana Devi, only daughter of Raja Pradip
Chandra Deo of Athmalik, no issue.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The state was founded in 1305, when land comprising two villages,
Sonkha and Mohuri (now amalgamated into the present town of Sonkhameri,
was granted by the
then King of Orissa, Kishore Narsingh, to
the founder, Hatakeshwar Rawat, in recognition of his valour. The
present Raja (1893) maintains a military force of 709 infantry and 3
guns. The family emblem is a leopard. Rulers were…

  • Raja HATAKESHWAR
    RAWAT
    , 1st Raja of Baramba 1305/1327, he drove away the Khonds,
    who inhabited the two villages granted to him by the Raja of Orissa,
    and made his capital at Baramba, about 9 kilometres further south, he
    doubled the size of his grant by conquest, and was succeeded by his
    younger brother.
  • Raja MALAKESHWAR RAWAT,
    2nd Raja of Baramba 1327/1345, he made further additions to his state,
    extending the limit to Agalpur, where he discovered the temple of the
    Goddess Votaika or Bruhadamba or Bodama, and named the state Baramba,
    in her honour.
  • Raja DURGESWAR
    RAWAT
    , 3rd Raja of Baramba
    1345/1375
  • Raja JAMBESWAR
    RAWAT
    , 4th Raja of Baramba 1375/1416, he defeated the Khond
    Chief of Kharod and added the conquered territory to his own.
  • Raja BHOLESWAR
    RAWAT
    , 5th Raja of Baramba 1416/1459, he defeated the Khandayat
    Chief of Amatia and extended the limit of his state to Ratapat (now the
    present boundary between Baramba and Narsinghpur), this was the limit
    of Baramba in the western direction, and his successors increased their
    possessions to the east of their headquarters.
  • Raja KANHU RAWAT,
    6th Raja of Baramba 1459/1514, he extended the state eastwards to
    Mohulia.
  • Raja MADHAB RAWAT,
    7th Raja of Baramba 1514/1537
  • Raja NABIN RAWAT,
    8th Raja of Baramba 1537/1560, during his reign the state attained its
    largest area, which was maintained to the present time.
  • Raja
    BRAJADHARA RAWAT
    , 9th Raja of Baramba 1560/1584
  • Raja
    CHANDRASHEKHAR MANGARAJ
    , 10th Raja of Baramba 1584/1617
  • Raja NARAYAN
    CHANDA MANGARAJ
    , 11th Raja of Baramba 1617/1635
  • Raja KRUSHNA
    CHANDA MANGARAJ
    , 12th Raja of Baramba 1635/1650, during his
    reign, the Marathas invaded the country and he was forced to
    acknowledge their supremacy and pay a tribute annually.
  • Raja GOPINATH CHANDRA
    MANGARAJ
    , 13th Raja of Baramba 1650/1679
  • Rawat BALBHADRA MANGRAJ,
    14th Rawat of Baramba
    1679/1711
  • Rawat FAKIR MANGRAJ,
    15th Rawat of Baramba 1711/1743
  • Rawat BANADHAR MANGRAJ,
    16th Rawat of Baramba 1743/1748
  • Rawat PADMANAVA BIRBAR
    MANGRAJ
    , 17th Rawat of Baramba
    1748/1793, he was a weak ruler, and during his reign, the Raja of
    Khandpara invaded the state, and drove him out and retained possession
    for some thirteen months, the Rawat sought the help of the Raja of
    Khurda, and together they succeeded in driving the Raja of Khandpara
    out of the state, in 1775, the Raja of Narsinghpur invaded the state
    and took control of two forts, Kharad and Ratapat, he appealed to the
    Marathas for their assistance and was able to regain possession of the
    forts.
  • Rawat PINDIKA BIRBAR
    MANGRAJ
    MAHAPATRA
    , 18th Rawat of Baramba 1793/1842
  • Rawat GOPINATH BIRBAR
    MANGRAJ
    MAHAPATRA
    , 19th Rawat of Baramba 1842/1869, married and had
    issue.

    • Raja Dasrathi Birbar Mangraj
      Mahapatra (qv)
  • Raja DASRATHI BIRBAR
    MANGRAJ
    MAHAPATRA
    , 20th Raja of Baramba 1869/1881,
    born 1851, Raja [cr.1874], married (a), a Princess of
    Bhodokhemundi, married
    (b), a Princess of Manjusha, and had issue, one daughter and one son.

    • Rani Padmamali Devi, married Raja Raghunath Singh
      Mandhata of Nayagarh.
    • Raja Bishambhar Birbar Mangraj
      Mahapatra (qv)
  • Raja BISHAMBHAR BIRBAR
    MANGRAJ
    MAHAPATRA
    , 21st Raja of Baramba 1881/1922,
    born 12th April 1880, succeeded to the gadi on 15th July 1881 (#1),
    married 1stly, a Princess of Parikud, she died sp, married
    2ndly, a Princess of Khallikote,
    married 3rdly, Rani Mukta Mali Devi of
    Purana Patna, and had issue, two daughters and one son.

    • Rani Raseshwari Patta Mahadei (by the Khallikote Rani),
      married the Raja Raghunath Bhanj Birbar Jagdeb of Haldia (Dist. Khurda,
      Orissa), born 1907, and had issue,
      two sons.

      • Raja Narayan Chandra Bhanj Deo of Haldia,
        married the Princess of Chikiti, and had issue, one son.
      • Rajkumar (name unknown), adopted to
        Biruli, and succeeded there as the Raja Saheb of Biruli, Dist. Ganjam,
        Orissa.
    • Raja Sri Narayan Chandra Birbar Mangraj
      Mahapatra (by
      Rani Mukta Mali Devi) (qv)
    • Rani Laxmi Priya Devi (+) (by Rani Mukta Mali Devi),
      married the Raja Saheb Birabar Natabar Singh Narendra Mahapatra (+) of
      Pachikote, Orissa, and had issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Raja Sri NARAYAN CHANDRA
    BIRBAR MANGRAJ MAHAPATRA
    , 22nd Raja of Baramba 1922/- ,
    born 10th January
    1914 and succeeded 20th August 1922, installed 16th January 1935;
    educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur and at Allahabad University,
    Allahabad, U.P.; he married Rani Sushila Devi, grandaughter of Raja Sir
    Basudeb Sudhaldeb,
    Raja of Bamra, and had issue, two sons. He died 15th October 1954.

    • Raja Sri Krushna
      Chandra
      Deb Birbar Mangraj
      Mahapatra (qv)
    • Pattayet Brundavan Chandra Deb, born 1939, educated at
      Rajkumar College, Raipur and St Xavier’s College, Calcutta; he married
      Pattayet Rani Manoj Manjari Devi, daughter
      of Lal Saheb of Bamra, and had issue, one daughter and two sons. He
      died March 2003.

      • Kumari Sushmita Devi, born 1970, unmaried.
      • Kumar Bir Bikram Chandra Deb, born 1976, unmarried.
      • Kumar Niladri Bikram Chandra Deb, born 1980,
        unmarried.
  • Raja Sri KRUSHNA
    CHANDRA
    DEB BIRBAR MANGRAJ MAHAPATRA
    , 23rd Raja of Baramba 1954/1978,
    born 1935, educated at Rajkumar
    College, Raipur and Allahabad University, Allahabad, U.P.; he married
    Rani Jyotsna
    Devi, born 1939, died 1987, eldest daughter of Raja Anup Singh
    Deo of Khariar, and his wife, Shrimati
    Rani Soubhagya Manjari Devi
    , third daughter of HH Maharaja
    Brij Mohan Deb of Kalahandi, and had
    issue, two sons and three
    daughters. He died 1978.

    • Raja Tribikram Chandra Deb Birbar Mangraj
      Mahapatra (qv)
    • Rajkumari Jyoti Devi,
      born 7th December 1958, a Past President of the Inner Wheel Club of
      Bhubaneswar and had been adjudged Best President and Best Secretary in
      the Inner Wheel Movement. She has been Chairperson of Calcutta Alipore
      Ladies Circle – 3 and Bhubaneswar Mid Town Ladies Circle – 12.
      She was twice the Conference Convenor of Ladies Circle Annual
      General Meeting, at Calcutta in 1992 and at Bhubaneswar in 1995. She
      was the National Secretary of Ladies Circle India in 1992. She is also
      the General Secretary of Orissa Pradesh Mahila Congress and Charter
      Secretary of the newly formed Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar New Horizon,
      which has only ladies as members, it has taken up notable projects for
      the welfare of the community, particularly the downtrodden. She runs a
      Travel Agency and Guest House at Bhubaneswar; married
      29th June 1980 in Baramba, Rajkumar Bikram Kesari Singh
      Deo of Manjusha, M.A. (Political
      Science ), he is a quizmaster of
      repute, he has been Master of Ceremonies on many occasions, including
      theIIth Asian Rowing Championships held at Hyderabad in November
      2005, and has also given live running commentary for Rowing events
      through Door Darshan; President of the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar
      2006/2007, durng his term as
      President, the club received as many as 30 awards in Rotary
      International District 3260 and he was adjudged the Outstanding
      President for 2006/2007 and the Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar was adjudged
      the Outstanding Club; member and past Joint Secretary of
      Bhubaneswar Club Ltd., Member 41 Club No. 37, Bhubaneswar, past
      Member
      and Chairman of Bhubaneswar Mid Town Round Table 93 and Calcutta
      Alipore
      Round Table 12, founder President of Kalinga Rifle Club, Bhubaneswar;
      and has issue, two
      sons.

      • Kunwar Digvijay Singh Deo, born
        23rd May 1981, educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bhubaneswar and
        graduated from BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar, where
        hestood Ist class third in English Honours, Post Graduate from
        the Indian Institute of Mass Communication New Delhi. Has Worked for
        Star News and Door Darshan. Presently Special Correspondent CNN IBN in
        New
        Delhi. He has made a mark as a Sports journalist in the electronic
        media.
      • Kunwar Ranvijay Singh Deo, born
        27th September
        1984, educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bhubaneswar, Graduate in Hotel
        Management from Chanakya Institute Vishakhapatnam, represented school
        in Kho Kho at the National level (gold medalist), presently working
        with Hotel Trident Hilton in Chennai.
    • Rani Kiran Devi [Rani Saheba of Jarada], born 13th
      February 1960,
      married 10th February 1982, Raja
      Deepak Chandra Deo of Jarada,
      and has issue, one son.

      • Yuvraj Viswaroop Chandra Deo, born 23rd January
        1985,
        educated at
        Rajkumar College, Raipur and graduate from Christ College, Cuttack.
    • Pattayet Tribhuvan Chandra Deb, born 1967, educated at
      Stewart School, Bhubaneswar and Rajkumar College, Raipur, an excellent
      sportsman, he married Pattayet Rani Sangeeta Singh Deo, daughter of
      Kumar
      Girendra Narayan Singh Deo
      of “Nua Pacca I” (see Seraikella),
      and his wife, Kumarani Kamala Devi, no issue.
    • Rajkumari Rashmi Devi, born 1969, married Kunwar
      Sailesh Bux Rai, M.A. (English), B.Ed., presently (2008) working as a
      teacher in English with Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Patna Region; son of
      Kunwar Narendra Bux Rai of Bishrampur,
      and his first wife, Rajkumari
      Padmini Raj Lakshmi, and has issue, one
      daughter and one son.

      • Kumari Shraddha Buxrai, born 13th August 1995.
      • Kunwar Shivendra Buxrai, born 15th January
        2003.
  • Raja TRIBIKRAM CHANDRA DEB
    BIRBAR MANGRAJ MAHAPATRA
    , 24th Raja of Baramba (see
    above)

The help of Rajkumar Bikram Kesari
Singh Deo of Manjusha is gratefully acknowledged, November 2007.

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