COCHIN

 

COCHIN (Princely State)

 


(17 gun salute)

 

 

Area: 3,833 km2 Privy Purse: 235,000R Accession Date: 1st July 1949
State: Kerala Dynasty: Perumal Religion: Hindu

Present Ruler:

Predecessors and Short History:
Founded
before 1500. Rulers were…

  • Raja UNNI RAMA KOIL I c1500/1503
  • Raja UNNI RAMA KOIL II 1503/1537
  • Raja VIRA KERALA VARMA I 1537/1565
  • Raja KESARA RAMA VARMA II 1565/1601
  • Raja VIRA KERALA VARMA II 1601/1615
  • Raja RAVI VARMA I 1615/1624
  • Raja VIRA KERALA VARMA III 1624/1637
  • Raja GODA VARMA I 1637/1645
  • Raja VIRA RAYIRA VARMA 1645/1646
  • Raja VIRA KERALA VARMA IV 1646/1650
  • Raja RAMA VARMA I 1650/1656
  • Rani Gangadhara Lakshmi 1656/1658
  • Raja RAMA VARMA II 1658/1662
  • Raja GODA VARMA II 1662/1663
  • Raja VEERA KERALA VARMA V 1663/1687
  • Raja RAMA VARMA III 1687/1693
  • Raja RAVI VARMA II 1693/1697
  • Raja RAMA VARMA IV 1697/1701
  • Raja  RAMA VARMA V 1701/1721
  • Raja RAVI VARMA III 1721/1731
  • Raja RAMA VARMA VI 1731/1746
  • Raja KERALA VARMA I 1746/1749, he was the elder of the two
    males adopted from Chazhiyoor thavazhi in 1715, as conjectured by
    ‘Granthavari’, educated at home, during his reign he witnessed the
    total defeat of the Dutch at the hands of Travancore in the Battle of
    Kulachil. He died 14th January 1749 in Thripunithura.
  • Raja RAMA VARMA VII 1749/1760
  • Raja KERALA VARMA II 1760/1775
  • Raja RAMA VARMA VIII 1775/1790
  • Raja RAMAVARMA IX (Sakthan Thampuran) 1790/1805
  • Raja RAMAVARMA X 1805/1809
  • Raja KERALAVARMA III 1809/1828
  • Raja RAMAVARMA XI 1828/1837
  • Raja RAMAVARMA XII 1837/1844
  • Raja RAMAVARMA XIII 1844/1851
  • Raja KERALAVARMA IV 1851/1853
  • Raja RAVIVARMA IV 1853/1864
  • Raja RAMAVARMA XIV 1864/1888 1848-1888
  • HH Raja Sir Vira KERALAVARMA V 1888/1895 (Chinga Masathril
    Thampuran), born
    1846, died 1895.
  • HH Maharaja Sri Sir RAMAVARMA XV 1895/1914 (abdicated),
    (Ozinja Vallia
    Thampuran) , Maharaja [cr.1921], G.C.I.E. [cr.1911], G.C.S.I.
    [cr.1903],
    K.C.S.I. [cr.1897], born 27th December 1852.
  • HH Maharaja Gangadahra Koviladhi Karikal Sri Sir RAMAVARMA
    XVI (Madrasil
    Thampuran) 1914/1932 , G.C.I.E. [cr.1918], born 6th October 1858,
    succeeded 7th December 1914. He died 1932.
  • HH Maharaja Gangadahra Koviladhi Karikal Sri Sir
    RAMAVARMA XVII (Chowarayil
    Thampuran) 1932/1941, born 30th December 1861, died 23rd May 1941.
  • HH Maharaja Gangadahra Koviladhi Karikal Sri Sir
    KERALAVARMA VI
    (Medukan Thampuran)
    1941/1943, G.C.I.E. [cr. 2.6.1943], born 13th December 1863, married
    Srimati Lakshmi Kutty Amma
    of the Trichur Karumpat Taravad, died 13th October 1943.
  • HH Maharaja Gangadahra Koviladhi Karikal Sri RAVIVARMA V
    1943/1946 , born
    29th November 1865, died 1st February 1946.
  • HH Maharaja Gangadahra Koviladhi Karikal Sri KERALAVARMA
    VII (Ikyakeralam
    Thampuran) 1946/1948 , born 13th July 1870, died 1948 (or 1953)
  • HH Maharaja Gangadahra Koviladhi Karikal Sri RAMAVARMA
    XVIII (Parikshith
    Thampuran) 1948/1964 died 1964
  • HH Maharaja Gangadahra Koviladhi Karikal Sri RAMAVARMA XIX
    1964/1975, born
    15th October 1887, died 9th August 1975.

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Princess Seema is the daughter of Vijaya Varma and
    Sreemathi
    Thamburatti,
    while her grandfather, Narayanan Namboodiri, was a “vaidikan” from
    Kalingatt,
    the clan of social Manus who were vested with the power to impose
    “bhrashtu”
    or ostracise people. Seema’s three uncles were erstwhile kings of
    Cochin
    – Ramavarma (Madrasil Theepetta Maharaja), Kerala Varma Midukkan
    Thampuran
    and Kunhappan Thampuran.
  • Princess Lalitha, converted to Christianity and accompanied
    her husband
    to the Gulf.
  • Princess Krishna Kumari.
  • Capt Kerala Varma Thampuran

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