BHADRAWAH

BHADRAWAH (Princely State)

 

 

CAPITAL: Bhadrawah REVENUE:  ANNEXATION: 1821
LOCATION:  DYNASTY: Pal (Chandrabansi) RELIGION: Hindu

 

PRESENT RULER: 
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.
Rulers were….

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

 

 

    1. Raja NAG PAL [Than
      Pal], 8th Raja of Bhadrawah, his mother was Rani Kandani, a
      Kashtwar Princess;
      he built the temple of Basak Nag at Bhadrawah, married and had issue.
      He
      died about 1620.

      • Raja Bhakt Pal (qv)

 

    1. Raja BHAKT PAL, 9th
      Raja of Bhadrawah; during his rule, Raja Bhupat Pal of
      Basohli
      invaded
      the state and made it tributary to Basohli about 1628, he married and
      had
      issue.

      • Raja Dhruv Pal (qv)
      • Mian Rup Chand fl.1692
      • Mian Kimat Chand

 

    1. 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

 

    1. Raja ABHAYA PAL,
      11th Raja of Bhadrawah 1691/1707, married and had issue. He died
      1707.

      • Raja Medini Pal (qv)
      • Mian Manik Chand fl.1708

 

    1. Raja MEDINI PAL,
      12th Raja of Bhadrawah 1707/1735, said to have founded the town of
      Bhadrawah
      and
      made it his capital, married and had issue.

      • Raja Sampat Pal (qv)
      • Mian Harakh Chand

 

    1. Raja SAMPAT PAL,
      13th Raja of Bhadrawah 1735/1770, born 1710, built the fort at
      Ratangarh
      naming
      it Medinipur, married (amongst others), wives from Jammu and Jasrota,
      and
      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
        1786,
        for a short
        time,
        but was displaced and died in Chamba, where his descendants still
        (1930) live.
      • 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.

 

    1. Raja FATEH PAL,
      14th Raja of Bhadrawah 1770/1790 (deposed), born 1732, became
      tributary to
      Chamba
      in 1783, paying a tribute of 3,000Rs yearly, continued to rule the
      state
      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
      life,
      he married and had issue. He died after 1790.

      • Raja Daya Pal (qv)

 

    1. Raja DAYA PAL, 15th
      Raja of Bhadrawah 1790/1794 and
      -/1810, born 1756,
      deposed as a
      result
      of internal dissensions and retired to Dinanangar where he died sp
      after 1810.

 

    1. Raja BHUP CHAND,
      16th Raja of Bhadrawah 1794/- , married Rani Atharbanu, a Princess
      from Chamba
      and had issue. He was confined with his brother in the Pakki Chauki
      till
      his death.

      • Raja Pahar Chand (qv)

 

    1. Raja PAHAR CHAND,
      17th Raja of Bhadrawah 1810/1821, born 1789, last Ruling Chief of
      Bhadrawah,
      rebelled against Chamba in 1820, which sought the help of Maharaja
      Ranjit
      Singh, who agreed to exchange Bhadrawah for the pargana of Rihlu, the
      letter
      of agreement being dated June 1821, he died at Amritsar. The main
      ruling
      line thus came to an end, but many collateral branches still exist in
      the
      hills (1930).

Ruled by Chamba officials as a province
of the
state 1821/1833

Raja
ZORAWAR SINGH
, Raja of Bhadrawah 1833/1845, he was appointed
governor
in 1833, with the title of Chhota Raja, which he held till
1845,
married and had issue (see Chamba). He
died 1845.

Raja
PRAKIM SINGH,
Raja of Bhadrawah in 1845,
appointed
Governor 1845,
but the state was annexed the same year. By the treaty of Amritsar of
16th
March 1846, the whole area of the outer hills to the west of the Ravi
was
ceded by the British Government to Raja Ghulab Singh of Jammu.

 

 

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