DATIA

DATIA (Princely State)

(15 gun salute)

 

AREA:  2,362 km2 PRIVY PURSE:  154,300Rs ACCESSION:  1st January 1950
STATE:  Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY:  Bundela RELIGION:  Hindu
POPULATION: 173,759 (1901) REVENUE: 400,000Rs
PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja
Lokendra RAJENDRA SINGH Ju Dev
Bahadur
, 13th Maharaja of Datia since October 2006.

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
state
was founded
in 1626 and it came under British control, with other territories in
Bundelkhand, by the Treaty of Bassein, concluded with the Peshwa in
1802. The ancient
title of the family was Maharaja Rao Raja, but in 1865, the Government
recognised only the title of Maharaja as hereditary. The Maharaja
maintains a military force of
945 cavalry,
5203 infantry, and 124 guns, and he is entitled to a salute of 15 guns
(in 1893). The motto of the family is Wir dalap Sharandah
(“Lord of the
Brave Army,
Giver of Refuge”). Rulers were…

    1. Rao BHAGWAN RAO,
      1st Rao of Datia and Baroni 1626/1656, received
      Datia and Baroni
      from his father (Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha)
      in
      1626 and established his own state. He died 1656.


 

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