JAISALMER

    JAISALMER (Princely State)

     

    (15 gun salute)

     

     

    AREA: 41,601 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 180,000Rs ACCESSION: 7th April 1949
    STATE: Rajasthan DYNASTY: Yadava Bhati Religion: Hindu

     

    PRESENT RULER: HH
    Maharajadhiraj
    Maharawal BRIJRAJ SINGH
    , Maharawal of Jaisalmer since 1982 (Badal Vilas Palace,
    Jaisalmer,
    Rajasthan, India)

     

     

    born 13th November 1968, succeeded to the gadi on
    13th March
    1982, married 28th January 1993, HH Maharani Sahib Raseshwari Devi,
    daughter
    of Shri Sahadev Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal,
    and has issue.

    • Maharajkumar Chaitanya Raj Singh Bhati, born 24th December
      1993.
    • Maharajkumar Janmajeya Singh Bhati, born 19th December
      2000.

     

     

    PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Predecessor
    state
    of Tanot, said to have been founded in 731. New capital founded
    by
    Rawal Jaisal in 1156 gives name to state. Rulers were…

    • Maharawal LUNKARAN,
      Maharawal of Jaisalmer 1530/1551, married (amongst others) (a),
      daughter of
      Maharana Sangram Singhji of Mewar,
      married (b), daughter of Rao Lunkaranji
      of Bikaner, and had issue.

      • Maharawal Maldev (qv)
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharana Udai
        Singhji
        of Mewar.
      • Rani Uma Devi, married Raja Maldev of Jodhpur.
    • Maharawal MALDEV,
      Maharawal of Jaisalmer 1551/1562, married (amongst others) (a),
      daughter of
      Maharana
      Udai Singhji of Jodhpur, married (b),
      daughter
      of Rao Jait Singhji of Bikaner,
      and had issue.

      • Maharawal Harraj (qv)
      • Kunwar Bhonidas, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Sangji, married and had issue.
          • Maharawal Ramchandra (qv)
      • Kunwar Khetsi, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Dyal Das, had issue.
          • Maharawal Sabal Singh (qv)
          • Thakur Maha Singh, received the Thikana of Mohi/Moie
            in Udaipur.
    • Maharawal HARRAJ,
      Maharawal of Jaisalmer 1562/1578, married (amongst others), (a)
      daughter of
      Maharana
      Madho Singhji of Mewar, married (b)
      daughter of Rao Kalyan Mal of Bikaner,
      and had issue.

      • Maharawal Bhim Singh (qv)
      • Maharawal Kalyan Das (qv)
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Raja Rai Singhji of
        Bikaner.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Kunwar Prithviraj
        Singh of Bikaner.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Padshah Akbar,
        Emperor of
        Delhi.
    • Maharawal BHIM SINGH,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1578/1624, married (amongst others),
      sister of
      Raja
      Rai Singhji of Bikaner, and had issue.

      • Kunwar Nathu Singh
    • Maharawal KALYAN DAS,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1624/1634, married and had issue.

      • Maharawal Manohar Das (qv)
    • Maharawal MANOHAR DAS,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1634/1648, married and had issue.

      • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharana Jai
        Singhji
        of Udaipur.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharaja Gaj
        Singhji
        of Jodhpur.
      • Maharawal RAMCHANDRA,
        Maharawal
        of Jaisalmer 1648/1651
    • Maharawal SABAL SINGH,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1651/1661, married and had issue.

      • Kunwar Ratan Singh of Kanod
      • Maharawal Amar Singh (qv)
      • Baisa (name unknown), married Maharana Jagat
        Singhji of Mewar.
      • Baisa Maha Kanwar [Rani Maha Kanwar of Khandela], married
        (as his second wife), Raja Bahadur Singh of Khandela, and had issue, one son.
    • Maharawal AMAR SINGH,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1661/1702, married and had issue. He
      died 1702.

      • Maharawal Jaswant Singh (qv)
      • Maharaj Hari Singh
      • Maharaj Deep Singh
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharana Raj
        Singhji
        of Mewar.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharaja Ajit
        Singhji
        of Jodhpur.
    • Maharawal JASWANT SINGH,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1702/1708, married and had issue,
      five sons.

      • Maharaj Jagat Singh, married (amongst others), a daughter
        of Maharana Jai Singhji of Mewar,
        and had issue, three sons. He
        died after 1722.

        • Maharawal Budh Singh (qv)
        • Maharawal Akhay Singh (qv)
        • Maharaj Jorawar Singh, he was granted the
          Jagir of Satto in Jaisalmer as his share of the patrimony; married and
          had issue.
          • Thakur Kishan Singh, Thakur Sahib of Satto; married
            and
            had issue.
            • Thakur Raghunath Singh, Thakur Sahib of Satto;
              married and had issue.
              • Thakur Ram Singh, Thakur Sahib of Satto; married
                and had issue.
                • Thakur Amar Singh, Thakur Sahib of Satto;
                  married
                  and had issue.
                  • Thakur Chaman Singh, Thakur Sahib of Satto;
                    married and had issue.
                    • Thakur Dhan Singh, Thakur Sahib of Satto;
                      married and had issue.
                      • Thakur Tanerao Singh, Thakur Sahib of
                        Satto; married and had issue.
                        • Thakur Khet Singh, Thakur Sahib of
                          Satto;
                          married and has issue, three sons.
                          • Kunwar Gulab Singh, married Kunwarani
                            Puariji Dev Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Hari Singhji of Thoor in Marwar,
                            and has
                            issue.
                            • Kunwarani Mahendra Kunwar, married
                              20th February 1994, Kunwar Giriraj Singh, son of Maharaj Bhupendra
                              Vijay
                              Singh of Mohkampura, Kushalgarh.
                            • (A) Bhanwar Sawai Singh, adopted by Kunwar
                              Gulab Singh, and son of
                              Kunwar Swaroop
                              Singh, married 23rd November 2010, Bhanwarani Sodhji Suraj Kunwar,
                              daughter of Thakur Chug Singh Sodha of Khuri in Jaisalmer State.
                          • Kunwar Janak Singh, married Kunwarani
                            Sodhiji Rasal Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Zor Singh of Umarkot, Sindh,
                            and has issue.

                            • Bhanwar Mahendra Singh Bhati,
                              married 12th December 2010, Kunwarani Bidawatji Archana Kunwar,
                              daughter of Thakur Devendra Singhji of Tada, Bikaner State.
                            • Kunwarani Laxmi Kunwar, married
                              27nd November 2004, Kunwar Pushpendra Singh, son of Thakur Gopal
                              Singhji of Nenya, Marwar.
                          • Kunwar Swaroop Singh, married
                            Kunwarani Sodhiji Manohar Kunwar, daughter of Thakur Zor Singh of
                            Umarkot, Sindh, and has issue.

                            • Kunwar Sawai Singh, adopted by his
                              uncle, Kunwar Gulab Singh (see above).
                            • Kunwar Shakti Singh
                            • Kunwar Kalyan Singh
      • Maharaj Surat Singh, he was granted the Jagir of
        Bhadariya as his share of the patrimony.
      • Maharaj Ishwar Singh, he was granted the Jagir of Lathi
        as his share of the patrimony, married and had issue.

        • Maharaj Guman Singh, adopted Maharaj Ratan Singh,
          younger son of
          Maharawal
          Akhay Singh (see below).
      • Maharaj Tej Singh, he was granted the Jagir of Lawarki as
        his share of the patrimony. He died after 1722.
      • Maharaj Sardar Singh, he was grantedthe Jagir of Khariya
        as his share of the patrimony.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharana Sangram
        Singhji II of Mewar.
    • Maharawal BUDH SINGH,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1708/1722, married and had issue. He
      died 1722.

      • Kunwar Sawai Singh, born about 1719, died 1722.
    • Maharawal AKHAY SINGH,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1722/1762, married (amongst others),
      daughter of
      Maharaja Ajit Singhji of Jodhpur, and had
      issue.

      • Maharawal Mulraj Singh II (qv)
      • Maharaj Padam Singh of Tota
      • Maharaj Khusal Singh
      • Maharaj Ratan Singh, adopted by Maharaj Guman Singhji of
        Lathi.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharaj Bakht Singh
        of Jodhpur-Nagore.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharaja Gaj
        Singhji
        of Bikaner.
      • Kumari (name unknown), married Kunwar Raj Singh of
        Bikaner.
    • Maharawal MULRAJ SINGH II,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1762/1819, ascended the throne on
      22nd October 1762, married 11 wives, amongst whom (a), Maharani Roop
      Kunwar of
      Kishangarh, married (b), Maharani Phool Kanwar, daughter of Thakur
      Shyam Singh of Kharda, and had issue,
      three sons and three daughters.
      He died
      8th October 1819.

      • Maharaj Rai Singh, married and had issue.
        • Kunwar Abhai Singh (poisoned)
        • Kunwar Jhalam Singh (poisoned)
        • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharaja Bhim
          Singhji of Jodhpur.
      • Maharaj Lal Singh
      • Maharaj Jait Singh, married and had issue. He died after
        1820.

        • Maharaj Maha Singh, married and had issue. He died
          before 1820 from a
          fall
          from his horse.
          • Maharaj Tej Singh, in exile at Bikaner, married and
            had issue.

            • Maharaj Bhim Singh
            • Maharaj Man Singh, Thakur Sahib of Eta, born about
              1846, he adopted Kunwar Jawahir Singh, son of Maharaj Sardar Singh (see
              below), prior to 1914; married and had issue. He died spm.

              • (A) HH
                Maharajadhiraj
                Maharawal
                Sir Jawahir Singh Bahadur
                (qv)
              • Rani Hari Kanwar, married (as his first wife),
                1900, Maharaj Ratan Singhji Sahib of Raoti,
                and
                had
                issue.
          • Maharaj Devi Singh, in exile at Bikaner, married and
            had issue.

            • Maharaj Umed Singh, married and had issue.
              • Maharaj Sardar Singh, married and had issue. He
                died before 1894.

                • Maharaj Jashwant Singh, born about 1878,
                  married and
                  had issue.

                  • Maharaj Gopal Singh, married and had issue.
                    • Maharaj Khengar Singh, married and had
                      issue.

                      • Rajkumar Mahendra Singh
                      • Rajkumari Padam Kumari
                • HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Sir Jawahir Singh
                  Bahadur (qv)
              • Maharaj Salam Singhji of Nachana, born about
                1860,
                married Rani Badal Kanwar of Lunar, and had
                issue.

                • Maharaj Sultan Singhji of Nachana, married Rani
                  Phool
                  Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Sultan Singhji of Peelwa,
                  and
                  had
                  issue.

                  • Maharaj Govardhan Singhji Sahib of Nachana,
                    married 1stly, Rani Saheba Sajjan Kanwar, died sp, daughter of Maharajkumar
                    Fatehsinghji Jaswantsinghji of Danta,
                    married 2ndly, Rani Saheba Anand Kanwar, daughter of
                    Thakur Vijay Singhji of Kanana, and
                    had
                    issue, five children.

                    • Baijilal Ratan Kumari [Rani Ratan Kanwar of
                      Jaoli], married 2nd July 1971 in Jaisalmer, Raja Ashok Singhji of Jaoli, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
                    • Baijilal Chandra Kumari, married Lt.-Col.
                      Randhir Singhji of Deogarh.
                    • Maharaj Kishan Singhji of Nachana, married
                      Rani Surya Prabha, daughter of Thakur Shivdan Singhji of Ladana, and
                      has issue.

                      • Baijilal Divya Prabha, born about 1977,
                        married 27th November 2009, Kunwar Kushagra Singh, son of Kunwar Sahib
                        Basant Singhji of Chaugain,
                        and his wife, Kunwarani Vibha Kumari of Narwar.
                      • Rajkumar Vikram Singh, born about 1979,
                        married 27th January 2008, Rajkumari Meghna Kumari, daughter of Maharaj
                        Abhay Bahadur Singhji of Sirmur, and
                        his wife, Rani Kunjana Singh, and has issue, two daughters.

                        • Baijilal Gayatri Kumari, born 6th
                          December 2008.
                        • Baijilal Sanyogita Kumari, born 22nd
                          December 2009.
                      • Rajkumar Shakti Singh
                    • Baijilal Vijaya Kumari, married Thakur
                      Bhupendra Singhji of Kotharia in
                      Udaipur.
                    • Baijilal Mahendra Kumari, married Thakur
                      Govind Singhji of Kotharia in Udaipur.
                • Baijilal Hawa Kanwar [Naini Baisa], married
                  Maharaj Ganga Singhji of Thana in Alwar, and had issue.

                  • Rajkumar Tej Singhji Sahib, he
                    succeeded as HH Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Tej Singhji Dev Bahadur of Alwar (qv)
                  • Rajkumari Saheba Inder Kanwar
                • Baijilal (name unknown) [Aklu Baisa],
                  married
                  Maharaj Ganga Singhji of Thana in Alwar.
              • Maharaj Khushal Singh, born about 1864, adopted
                into
                Lathi, married and had
                issue.

                • HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Salivahan Singh III
                  Bahadur (qv)
                • Rajkumar Dan Singh, died sp.
              • Baiji Lal (name unknown), married 1881,
                Thakur Akhai Singh of Thikana Shergarh
                in Jodhpur, and had issue, two sons.
            • Maharaj Anar Singh of Gajwara, married and had
              issue.

              • Maharaj Sheodan Singh of Lakhama, born about
                1858,
                married and had issue.

                • Maharaj Narayan Singh, adopted, married and had
                  issue.

                  • Maharaj Mahendra Singh, married and has issue.
                    • Rajkumar Dushyant Singh, married
                      Rajkumarani Pikoo Singh, and has
                      issue.

                      • Bhanwar Maaghvendra Singh
                      • Kumari Mrigaangni Singh
                    • Baijilal Harendra Kumari, married Kunwar
                      Bhupender Singh of Kakuwala, and has
                      issue.
              • Maharaj Arjun Singh, adopted by Thakur Himmat
                Singh of Nimbodia-Jaipur,
                married and had issue.

                • Thakur Hari Singh, married and had issue.
                  • Thakur Vijay Singh
                  • Thakur Abhay Singh
          • Maharawal Gaj Singh (qv)
          • Maharaj Fateh Singh
          • Maharaj Jodh Singh
          • Maharaj Kesari Singh of Nachana, Regent of Jaisalmer
            on behalf of his minor sons, married and had issue.

            • Kunwar Ranjit Singh, adopted by Maharawal Gaj Singh
              and succeded as Maharawal Ranjit Singh (qv)
            • Kunwar Bairi Sal, adopted and succeeded as
              Maharawal Bairi Sal (qv)
            • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharaja
              Takhat Singhji of Jodhpur.
          • Maharaj Chhatar Singh, married and had issue.
            • Kumari (name unknown), married HH Maharaja
              Pratap Singhji of Idar.
            • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharaj Fateh
              Singhji of Raoti.
          • Kumari (name unknown), married Maharao Ram
            Singhji of Kotah.
    • Maharawal GAJ SINGH,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1820/1846, born 1800, succeeded 18th
      February 1820, married (amongst others)
      1821, Maharajkumari Roop Kunwar, daughter of Maharana Bhim Singhji of Udaipur,
      and
      had adopted issue. He died 11th November 1846..

      • (A) Maharawal Ranjit Singh (qv)
    • Maharawal RANJIT SINGH,
      Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1846/1864, married and had issue.

      • Maharajkumar Hari Singh
      • Maharajkumar Lal Singh
    • Maharawal Salivahan SinghMaharawal BAIRI SAL, Maharawal of
      Jaisalmer 1864/1891,
      born 1848,
      married (amongst others), (a), Maharani Raj Kanwar, daughter of Thakur
      Shivdan Singhji of Daspan, married (b),
      in December 1873, a daughter of the Maharawal of Dungarpur. He
      died sp
      14th January 1891 or 10th March 1891 (#1).
    • HH
      Maharajadhiraj Maharawal SALIVAHAN SINGH III Bahadur
      , Maharawal
      of Jaisalmer 1891/1914, born as
      Kunwar Shyam Singh on 12th June 1887, son of Thakur Khushal Singh,
      Thakur
      of Lathi, succeeded 10th March 1891 by adoption, married 1stly, 16th
      February 1907, HH Maharani Het Kanwar Bai, born 12th March 1891 at
      Sirohi, daughter of HH Maharao Kesari Singhji Bahadur of Sirohi, by his
      third wife, HH Maharani Man Kanwar, married 2ndly, 25th November
      1913, HH Maharani Gulab Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of HH Raj Sahib
      Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra,
      by
      his
      fourth wife, HH Rani Kasi Kunwarba
      Sahiba. He died sp 11th or 14th April 1914.
    • HH
      Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Sir JAWAHIR SINGH Bahadur
      , Maharawal of
      Jaisalmer 1914/1949, born 18th
      November 1882, K.C.S.I. [cr.1918], son of Thakur Sardar Singh, adopted
      by Thakur Man Singh of Eta in 1889, and later adopted by his
      predecessor,
      succeeded 26th June 1914, married 1stly, HH Maharani Sahib Laxmi
      Kanwar,
      married 2ndly, HH Maharani Sahib Jadau [Het] Kanwar of Amarkot, died sp,
      married
      3rdly,
      HH Maharani Sahib Kalyan Kanwar, daughter of Maharaj
      Rang
      Raj Singh and grand-daughter of Maharao Ram Singhji of Bundi,
      and had issue. He died 17th February 1949.

      • HH Maharajadhiraj
        Maharawal Girdhar Singh Bahadur (by 1st wife)
        (qv)
      • Maharaj Hukam Singh (by 3rd wife), born 1927, married
        1948, Rani
        Girdhar
        Kumari, born 1932, daughter of Maharaj Virbhadrasinghji of Dungarpur,
        and has issue.

        • Raj Kumar Dr. Jitendra Singh, born 1950, married 24th
          January 1977,
          Kunwarani
          Pratibha Kumari, daughter of Raja Vikram Shah of Khutar (Uttar Pradesh)
          and has issue.

          • Raj Kumari Vandana Kumari
          • Raj Kumar Bhanwar Shivendra Singh
        • Rajkumari Divya Kumari, married Rao Dalel Singh, born
          1952, son of Raja Kalyan Singhji of Bhinai, and his wife, Rani
          Phool Kumari,
          and has issue.

    • HH
      Maharajadhiraj Maharawal GIRDHAR SINGH Bahadur
      , Maharawal of
      Jaisalmer 1949/1950, born 13th
      November
      1907,
      educated at Mayo College, Ajmer; succeeded to the gadi in
      February
      1949, married 1stly, 1926, HH Maharani Sahib Damayanti Devi, died 1997,
      daughter of HH Shri Huzur Raja Sir Arjun Singhji Sahib Bahadur of Narsinghgarh,
      and had issue, two sons and three daughters, married 2ndly, 1927, HH
      Maharani
      Sahib Hawa Kanwar, died 1991, daughter of Thakur Bher Singh of Amarkot,
      and had issue, one daughter. He died 27th August 1950.

      • HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Raghunath Singh Bahadur (qv)
      • Rani Sahib Harsha Kumari, born 1930, married 1947,
        Maharaj Sahib Hari
        Singhji
        of Jodhpur, and had issue. She died 1960.
      • Maharani Sahib Sugankanwar Devi, born 1937, married
        1954, the late Maharao Sahib Shri Pratap Singhji of Vijaynagar,
        Gujarat and has issue.
      • HH Maharani Rukmani Devi (by 2nd wife), born 1942,
        married 1964, HH
        Maharana
        Shri Raghubir Sinhji of Rajpipla.
      • HH Thakorani Sahib Hemant Devi, born 1943, married (as
        his first wife),
        1960 (div.), HH Thakore Sahib
        Shri Chhatrasalji Digvijaysinhji of Limbdi,
        and
        has
        issue.
      • Maharaj Sahib Chandra Vir Singh Bhati, born 30th March
        1949, married
        1967,
        Rani Sahib Renuka Devi, daughter of Dr. M. G. Sarin, and had issue. He
        died 31st March 2007.

        • Baijilal Gayatri Kumari Devi, married 1985 (div.2004),
          Thakur Rahul Kumar Singh, and has issue.

          • Kanwar Vijayraj Singh Jaisalmer
        • Baijilal Yogheswari Bhati (Anjali) of Jaisalmer [Rani
          Saheb
          Yogeshwari Bhati of Idar], married 25th April
          1993 (sep’d.), Maharaj
          Prithviraj Singh
          of Idar.
        • Baijilal Kirti Kumari Devi, married 2000, Thakur Vijay
          Singh
          Jodha, and has issue.

          • Kanwar Dhruv Singh Jodha, born 15th May 2005.
          • Kanwar Vijit Singh Jodha, born 25th November
            2007.
        • Maharaj Eklavya Singh Bhati, married Rani
          Sarbani Shah of
          Nepal, and has
          issue.

          • Baijilal Bhairavi Kumari
          • Baijilal Vaibhavi Kumari
        • Maharaj Devraj Singh Bhati, married May 2008, Kunwarani
          Ankita Rathaur, and has issue.

          • Rajkumar Chandraveer Singh Bhati, born 15th September
            2011.
    • HH Maharajadhiraj
      Maharawal RAGHUNATH SINGH Bahadur
      , Maharawal of Jaisalmer
      1950/1982, born
      18th
      November
      1929, married 27th April 1950, HH Maharani Mukut Rajya Lakshmi Devi,
      daughter
      of General Shri Sharada Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal,
      born 1933, and had issue, 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died 28th February
      1982.

      • HH Maharajadhiraj Maharawal Brijraj Singh Bahadur (qv)
      • Maharaj Prithviraj Singh, born 7th May 1971, died
        unmarried 8th
        December
        1997.
      • HH Maharani Chandra Kumari, born 1955, married 1973, HH
        Maharaja Vikram Singhji of Sailana,
        Madhya Pradesh and
        has
        issue.
      • Maharajkumari Baijilal Yadunandini, born 1956, married
        1975, Rajkumar
        Dinraj
        Pratap Singh of Kasmanda, and has
        issue.
      • Maharajkumari Baijilal Sushma Kumari, born 2nd October
        1960, married
        1st
        March 1978 (div.), Rajkumar Devrajsinhji Virendrasinhji of Dhrangadhra
        in Gujarat, married 2ndly, Raja Chandra Vijay Singh of Sahaspur,
        and has issue, (by 1st husband).
      • HH Maharani Rashmi Kumari, born 1966, married 1984, HH
        Maharaja Praveen Chandra Bhanj Deo of Mayurbhanj.
    • HH Maharajadhiraj
      Maharawal BRIJRAJ SINGH Bahadur
      , Maharawal of Jaisalmer (see
      above)

     

     

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