DHAR

 

DHAR (Princely State)

(15 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 4,660.29 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 290,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th June 1948
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Puar Maratha RELIGION: Hindu
CAPITAL: Dhar City, Malwa Agency,
C.I.
POPULATION: 253,210 (1941) REVENUE: 900,000Rs

 

PRESENT RULER: HH The Maharaja
Bahadur of Dhar (Vacant since 1989).

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Founded
in 1728. The title of Viswas Rao (“Faithful”) is said to have been
conferred
on this family by the Maharajas of Satara, as the descendants of Sivaji
and the heads of the Mahratta Empire, but it has not been recognised
for some years prior to 1893. The Maharaja maintains a military force
of 367 cavalry, 1249 infantry,
and 5 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 15 guns (in 1893). Rulers
were…

    1. Raja UDAJIRAO I PUAR,
      1st Raja of Dhar 1728/1732 (abdicated),
      died 1742.

 

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