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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