DUNGARPUR

DUNGARPUR (Princely State)

 

(15 gun salute)

 

AREA: 3,781 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 198,000Rs ACCESSION: 7th April 1949
STATE: Rajasthan DYNASTY: Sisodia (Ahra Guhilot
clan)
RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 100,103 (1901)
PRESENT RULER: HH
Maharawal
Shri MAHIPAL
SINGHJI II Bahadur
, 34th Maharawal of Dungarpur since 1989. (Udai
Bilas Palace, Dungarpur – 314001, Rajasthan, India)
born 14th August 1931,
educated at the University of Delhi, married 3rd
May 1955,
HH Maharani Dev Kunwar, daughter of Maharajkumar
Sri Bijaya Singh
of Bikaner,
and
has issue.

  • Yuvraj Shri Harshvardhan Singh, born 6th June 1956, married
    20th
    April 2001
    at Sodawas, Yuvrani Priya Darshini Kumari, daughter of Thakur Sunder
    Singh of Sodawas, and his wife,
    Thakurani
    Chanda Kanwar.
  • Maharajkumari Kirti Kumari, born 25th October 1959, married
    26th
    February
    1982, Maharajkumar Daivat Singh of Sirohi.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The state was founded
in 1197. The rulers of Dungarpur claim descent from the Rajput house of
Mewar (see Udaipur). Towards the end of the 12th century, Samant Singh,
the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, had to leave Mewar in favour of
his
younger brother Kumar Singh. Samant Singh drifted into the hilly area
of
Bagar and, within the next century, Samant Singh’s successors
controlled
the whole province of Bagar. Rawal Udai Singh of Bagar was killed at
the
battle of Khanua in 1527, fighting for Mewar against Moghul Emperor
Babur.
His territory was thereafter divided between his two sons, forming two
separate states. Prithvi Raj remained in Dungarpur while his brother
Jagmal
Singh became independent ruler of Banswara. The Maharawals of Dungarpur
were tributary, from time to time, to the
Mughal Emperors of Delhi and to the Marathas, from whom they were
finally rescued by the British Power, a treaty being concluded in 1818,
soon after, the Bhils were reduced to submission. In 1825, Maharawal
Jaswant Singh, being found incompetent, was deposed by the Government,
and his adopted son, Kunwar Dalpat Singh, second son of the Raja of
Pratapgarh, was appointed to succeed. Subsequently Maharawal Dalpat
Singh succeeded to the gadi of Pratapgarh, so the British Government
permitted him to adopt a successor in Dungarpur. The Maharawal
maintains a military force of 251 cavalry, 535 infantry, and 8 guns,
and is entitled to a salute of 15 guns (in 1893). Rulers were…

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