CHORANGALA

 

CHORANGALA (Princely State) 

 

 

VILLAGES:  >65 REVENUE:  ~16,000Rs ACCESSION: 
LOCATION:  Gujarat (Baroda) DYNASTY: 
Khichi-Chauhan
RELIGION:  Hindu
AREA:  64 km2 POPULATION: 2,045 (1896)

 

PRESENT RULER:  Raj
Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal HARDEEP SINGHJI
LAWENDRA SINGHJI, 12th
Chief of Chorangala since 19th October 2001. (New York, U.S.A.)

educated at Doon School, Dehradun and at Maharaja
Sayajirao University, Baroda (B.Sc.); married and has issue.

  • Baijailal Manisha Kumari Hardeep Singhji
  • Yuvraj Kunwar Hansraj Singhji Hardeep Singhji.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
Princely State also included 7 to 10 Jagirs of various powers falling
under Chorangala’s
jurisdiction, along with the more than 65 other villages. Rulers
were…..

  • Rao Palansinghji I, conquered Pavagadh, (now a well
    known tourist site in Gujarat), by defeating, in 1405, Champa
    Bhil, who was a soldier of a Tuvar Rajput ruler who
    had several battles with the Chauhans.
  • Rao Jeetkaran
  • Rao Kumarpal
  • Rao Veer Dhaval
  • Rao Savrajsinghji
  • Rao Raghavdevji
  • Rao Trambak Bhupji, installed on throne in 1418, he
    was attacked three times by Badshah Ahmed Shah of Ahmadabad, and all
    three times Ahmed Shah lost the battles.
  • Rawal Gangrajeshwarji 1441/-, also had many battles
    with Badshah Ahmed Shah, who was finally killed by an
    arrow of Gangrajeshwarji on the same day that his Maharani gave birth
    to a child.
  • Rawal Jaisinghdevji [Patai Rawal] 1470/1484, known
    initially as
    Fatai and then Patai, last Chauhan King of Champaner, at the battle of
    Pavagadh he fought against
    Muhammed Ghazni Begada and lost, losing his life, along with around
    1500 Rajput ladies who committed johar
    rather than be forced to convert to Islam or to marry a Muslim; he was
    married to a Waghela
    Rajkumari of
    Jaspur near Baroda, and had issue, 3 sons. He died 1484

    • Rawal Raisinghji (qv)
    • Rajkumar Limboji, migrated to the east in present day
      Madhya Pradesh.
    • Rajkumar Tejsinghji
  • Rawal Raisinghji, married and had issue, 2 sons.
    • Rawal Prithvirajsinghj I (qv)
    • Rajkumar Dungarsinghji I, 1st Raja of Baria around 1524,
      with his
      brother, and an army of 600 horse and 15,000 men, he harassed Muhammed
      Begada and managed to retake some important lands, including Devgadh
      Baria, and who finally sought peace with the brothers, and they were
      granted the land from Rajpipla to Godhra.
  • Rawal Prithvirajsinghji I, conquered the state of Hampf
    and divided the Kingdom into two, 700 villages in the south were taken
    by Maharaj
    Prithvirajsinghji, and the remaining 500 villages by his brother, who
    later became the Raja of Baria (originally a place ruled by a
    Bhil chief called Devgadh Baria, and in whose memory the name of the
    capital
    was called), installed on the gadi of Hampf, better known as Chhota
    Udaipur.
  • Rawal Bastarsinghji 1544/- , installed at Hampf, married
    and had issue.

    • Rawal Lagdhirsinghji I (qv)
    • Rajkumar Prithvirajsinghji II, died sp.
  • Rawal Lagdhirsinghji I 1595/-, married and had issue.
    • Rawal Raisingji II (qv)
    • Rawal Trambakji (qv)
  • Rawal Raisingji II Lagdhirsinghji 1655/-, installed on
    the gaddi of
    Chhota Udaipur
    (Hampf), also ruled nearby at Movan, married and had issue, 2 sons.

    • Rajkumar Hamirsinghji Raisinghji, he died young sp.
    • Rajkumar Virji Raisinghji, built a fort at Timbarva and
      Verol in Panchmahal district, he died during his father’s rule.
  • Rawal Trambakji 1739/-, married and had issue.
    • Rajkumar Udaysinghji Trambakji (later Raj Rajeshwar
      Shreeman Thakor
      Saheb Rawal Udaysinghji Trambakji) (qv)
    • Rawal Pratapsinghji Trambakji of Chhota-Udaipur.

 

    1. Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal UDAYSINGHJI
      TRAMBAKJI
      1743/-, he was well
      known for his religious acts, and was a highly religious person
      himself. He generously resigned his state to his younger brother and
      retained only
      10 jagirs for himself, which became the Princely State of Chorangala in
      1743, he also retained the honorific of Rawal for himself and his
      descendants. A big celebration in his honour was arranged, with many
      Royals, nobles, poets and people coming from all over the state to give
      him a warm farewell. He married and had issue.

      • Yuvraj Kunwar Harisinghji Udaysinghji, died sp.
      • Rajkumar Lagdhirhirsinghji Udaysinghji (later Raj
        Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal LAGDHIRSINGHJI II
        UDAYSINGHJI) (qv)

 

    1. Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal
      LAGDHIRSINGHJI II UDAYSINGHJI, married and had issue.

      • Yuvraj Kunwar Pruthvirajsinghji Lagdhirhirsinghji (later
        Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal PRUTHVIRAJSINGHJI III
        LAGDHIRSINGHJI) (qv)
      • Rajkumar Nanoji Lagdhirhirsinghji
      • Rajkumar Kaloji Lagdhirhirsinghji

 

    1. Raj Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal
      PRUTHVIRAJSINGHJI III LAGDHIRSINGHJI, married and had issue.

      • Yuvraj Kunwar Himmatsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji [Bhaibaji]
        (later Raj
        Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal HIMMATSINGHJI
        PRUTHVIRAJSINGHJI) (qv)
      • Rajkumar Deepsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji, married and had
        issue, the Thakor Sahebs of Vadadla (6 to 10 villages in jagir).
      • Thakor Saheb Jaswantsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji,
        installed on the jagir of Derolii, with the same area and powers.
      • Thakor Saheb Virmji Pruthvirajsinghji, installed on
        the jagir of Timbi.
      • Thakor Saheb Gambhirsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji,
        installed on the jagir of Ghelpur.
      • Thakor Saheb Harisinghji II Pruthvirajsinghji,
        installed on the jagir of Aamroli.
      • Thakor Saheb Dolatsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji, installed
        on the jagir of Chachadra.
      • Thakor Saheb Bhimsinghji Pruthvirajsinghji, installed
        on the jagir of Savjipur, all these jagirs were subject to Chorangala.

 

    1. Raj
      Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal HIMMATSINGHJI
      PRUTHVIRAJSINGHJI [Bhai Baji], married and had issue.

      • Raj
        Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal BADHARSINGJI HIMMATSINGHJI
        (qv)

 

    1. Raj
      Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal BADHARSINGJI HIMMATSINGHJI,
      married and had issue.

      • Raj
        Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal BHAVANISINGHJI BADHARSINGJI
        (qv)

 

    1. Raj
      Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal BHAVANISINGHJI BADHARSINGJI,
      married and had issue.

      • Raj
        Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal HARISINGHJI III
        BHAVANISINGHJI (qv)

 

    1. Raj
      Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal HARISINGHJI III
      BHAVANISINGHJI, adopted the son of a cousin from the collateral Deroli
      branch of the family. He died sp.

 

    1. Raj
      Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal RAMSINGHJI HARISINGHJI, born
      about 1846 (#1) as Kunwar Ramsinghji
      Kesrisinghji, son of Thakur Saheb Kesrisinghji of
      Deroli, adopted by Raj
      Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Rawal HARISINGHJI III
      BHAVANISINGHJI as his intended successor in 1848, he married and had
      issue. He died 1957 Sanwat.

      • Raj
        Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal CHATRASINGHJI RAMSINGHJI (qv)

 

    1. Raj
      Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal CHATRASINGHJI RAMSINGHJI,
      born 9th June 1880, installed on the gaddi on 5th March 1881, with the
      state being administered by appointed caretakers, married 1stly, a
      daughter of the Gohil Takur Saheb of Rampura in Rajpipla, married
      2ndly, a daughter of the Rathore Thakur Saheb of Undhwa (M.P.), she
      died sp, married 3rdly, a
      daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Sanor in Gujarat, she died sp, married 4thly, a daughter of
      the Gohil Thakur Saheb of Navapura in Rajpipla, and had issue.

      • Yuvraj Kunwar Swaroopsinghji Chatrasinghji (by the 1st
        wife), later succeeded as Raj
        Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal SWAROOPSINGHJI CHATRASINGHJI
        (qv)
      • Baijilal Chaturkunwar Basaheba (by the 1st wife), married
        to a
        Jhala Thakur Saheb of Vana state near Morvi in Kathaiwad.
      • Baijilal Umedkunwar Basaheba (by the 1st wife), married
        to Rajvallabh Thakur Saheb Jagatsinghji Vaghela of Limodra (one of the
        first sitting umraos of Baroda state, awarded the honorific of
        “Rajvallabh” for his excellent works)
      • Rajkumar Jaswantsinghji Chatrasinghji (by the 4th wife),
        educated (Matriculated), of a literary inclination, he was known for
        his
        intellectual skills; married Baijilal Gyankunwarba Saheb, a sister of
        the Thakur Saheb of Sanor, and had issue.

        • Kunwar Saheb Kishorsinghji Jaswantsinghji
        • Kunwar Saheb Kiritsinghji Jaswantsinghji
        • Kunwar Saheb Jayendrasinghji Jaswantsinghji
        • Kunwar Saheb Mahendrasinghji Jaswantsinghji, married
          Kunwarani Hansinidevi Mahendrasinghji, and has issue.

          • Bhanwar Kuldeepsingh Maharawal, born 31st May 1976 in
            Baroda, Gujarat, graduated from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda
            (Commerce),
            studied for a Diploma in Dramatics, presently (2006) self-employed, as
            well as studying for a B.A. in History from M.K.U., Madurai; interests
            include, sports, reading, and studying various arts, cultures and
            traditions.
          • Baisa Harinandini Devi, married Bhanwar
            Pushpendrasinh,
            son of Kumar Shri Jayendrasinh of Pal
            Jagir in Gujarat.
        • Kunwar Saheb Rajendrasinghji Jaswantsinghji

 

    1. Raj
      Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal SWAROOPSINGHJI CHATRASINGHJI,
      married 1stly, at Alirajpur (M.P.), married 2ndly, at Sagdol (near
      Karjan), and had issue.

      • Yuvraj Kunwar Lawendrasinghji Swaroopsinghji, later
        succeeded as Raj
        Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal LAWENDRASINGHJI
        SWAROOPSINGHJI (qv)
      • Kunwar Saheb Laxmansinghji Swaroopsinghji
      • Kunwar Saheb Devendrasinghji Swaroopsinghji

 

    1. Raj
      Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal LAWENDRASINGHJI SWAROOPSINGHJI

 

  1. Raj
    Rajeshwar Shreeman Thakor Saheb Maharawal HARDEEPSINGHJI
    LAWENDRASINGHJI (see above)

 

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