DARBHANGA

DARBHANGA (Zamindari)

 

 

 

 

AREA: 8,380.2 km2 REVENUE: xx ACCESSION DATE: xx
STATE: Bihar DYNASTY: Khandavala RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 2,912,611 (1901)

 

PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE:
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: A
town
and district of British India, in the Patna division of Bengal. The
town
is on the left bank of the Little Baghmati river, and has a railway
station.
Population in 1901 was 66,244. The town is a collection of villages
that
have grown up round the residence of the Maharaja. This is a
magnificent
palace, with gardens, a menagerie and a good library. The district of
Darbhanga
extends from the Nepal frontier to the Ganges. It was constituted in
1875
out of the unwieldy district of Tirhut. Founded by Mahamahopadhyaya
Mahesh
Thakur, who received the Darbhanga raj (which includes large
parts of the modern districts of Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Monghyr,
Purnea
and Bhagalpur) from the emperor Akbar early in the 16th century. The
Maharaja
of Darbhanga is the titular head of the highest sub-caste of the
Maithils,
viz. the Srotriyas (those who could recite the Vedas from memory).
The Khandavala dynasty of Raj Darbhanga was governed by the rule of
Primogeniture based on the “Kulachar” recognized by Privy Council and
Supreme Court. Rulers
were…

  • Raja MAHESH THAKUR,
    Raja of Darbhanga, he was granted title of Raja and Darbhanga Raj
    by Akbar,
    married
    and had issue. He died 1558.

    • Kunwar Ramchandra Thakur
    • Raja Gopal Thakur (qv)
    • Kunwar Achit Thakur
    • Raja Parmanand Thakur (qv)
    • Raja Subhankar Thakur (qv)


 

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