|PREDECESSORS and SHORT
HISTORY: The state of Bhadrawah was founded by Raja Radhik Pal,
brother of the Raja of Basohli, ruling perhaps in the 10th century. It
may have originally been a jagir, only becoming independent much later.
|According to the vansavali.
||According to vernacular history.
|1. Raja DHARI PAL
||1. Raja BHADR PAL
|2. Raja KALAS PAL
||2. Raja PRITHVI PAL
|3. Raja ICHHA PAL
||3. Raja AJIA PAL
|4. Raja RANSINGH PAL
||4. Raja KELAS PAL
|5. Raja DHARM PAL
||5. Raja KISHAN PAL
|6. Raja BIKRAM PAL
||6. Raja MAHAN PAL
|7. Raja BISHAMBAR PAL
||7. Raja NAG PAL
|8. Raja NAG PAL
||8. Raja BISHAMBAR PAL
- Raja NAG PAL [Than
Pal], 8th Raja of Bhadrawah, his mother was Rani Kandani, a
he built the temple of Basak Nag at Bhadrawah, married and had issue.
died about 1620.
- Raja BHAKT PAL, 9th
Raja of Bhadrawah; during his rule, Raja Bhupat Pal of
the state and made it tributary to Basohli about 1628, he married and
- Raja Dhruv Pal (qv)
- Mian Rup Chand fl.1692
- Mian Kimat Chand
- Raja DHRUV PAL,
10th Raja of Bhadrawah, married and had issue. He died about 1691.
- Raja Abhaya Pal (qv)
- Mian Jai Chand
- Mian Kalyan Chand
- Raja ABHAYA PAL,
11th Raja of Bhadrawah 1691/1707, married and had issue. He died
- Raja Medini Pal (qv)
- Mian Manik Chand fl.1708
- Raja MEDINI PAL,
12th Raja of Bhadrawah 1707/1735, said to have founded the town of
made it his capital, married and had issue.
- Raja Sampat Pal (qv)
- Mian Harakh Chand
- Raja SAMPAT PAL,
13th Raja of Bhadrawah 1735/1770, born 1710, built the fort at
it Medinipur, married (amongst others), wives from Jammu and Jasrota,
had issue. He died 1770 at Jammu.
- Raja Fateh Pal (qv)
- Mian Jhagar Chand
- Raja Bhup Chand (qv)
- Mian Sangar Chand
- Mian Kundan Singh, he was appointed Raja of Kashtwar in
for a short
but was displaced and died in Chamba, where his descendants still
- Rani Suratu, married Raja Abhaya Chand of Kangra.
- Rani Darsanu, married Raja Prithvi Singh of Nurpur.
- Rani Naginu, married Raja Raj Singh of Chamba.
- Rani Tholu, married into Jasrota Royal Family.
- Raja FATEH PAL,
14th Raja of Bhadrawah 1770/1790 (deposed), born 1732, became
in 1783, paying a tribute of 3,000Rs yearly, continued to rule the
as a vassal till 1790 when he was deported to Chamba, where he remained
a prisoner in the Pakki Chauki (old palace) for the remainder of his
he married and had issue. He died after 1790.
- Raja DAYA PAL, 15th
Raja of Bhadrawah 1790/1794 and
-/1810, born 1756,
deposed as a
of internal dissensions and retired to Dinanangar where he died sp
- Raja BHUP CHAND,
16th Raja of Bhadrawah 1794/- , married Rani Atharbanu, a Princess
and had issue. He was confined with his brother in the Pakki Chauki
- Raja PAHAR CHAND,
17th Raja of Bhadrawah 1810/1821, born 1789, last Ruling Chief of
rebelled against Chamba in 1820, which sought the help of Maharaja
Singh, who agreed to exchange Bhadrawah for the pargana of Rihlu, the
of agreement being dated June 1821, he died at Amritsar. The main
line thus came to an end, but many collateral branches still exist in
Ruled by Chamba officials as a province
ZORAWAR SINGH, Raja of Bhadrawah 1833/1845, he was appointed
in 1833, with the title of Chhota Raja, which he held till
married and had issue (see Chamba). He
PRAKIM SINGH, Raja of Bhadrawah in 1845, appointed
but the state was annexed the same year. By the treaty of Amritsar of
March 1846, the whole area of the outer hills to the west of the Ravi
ceded by the British Government to Raja Ghulab Singh of Jammu.