JAMNIA (Bhumiate)



AREA: 101 km2 REVENUE: 24,000Rs (1901) ACCESSION: xx
STATE: Indore DYNASTY: Songara Chauhan RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 86 POPULATION: 3,531 (1931)



PRESENT RULER: Shrimant Raja
, Raja Saheb of Jamnia since 19th August 2005.



born 13th November 1964, educated at Ajmer (B.A.) and at
Daly College, Indore; married 26th April 1993 in Jaipur, Shrimati Rani
Riteshwari Devi, and has issue.

  • Shri Yuvaraj Shiladitya Jamnia
  • Shree Kumari Chirantana Jamnia



rulers of this former Princely State are Songara Chauhans, with their
stemming from Chaturbhuj Chauhan “Offspring of Fire”, the first Chauhan
King who ruled a greater part of India in legendary antiquity. A
descendant was Raja Anihul or Agnipal who ruled around 600BC, and was
ancestor of Raja Vasudev who came to Sambhar from Nagor in Marwar
around 550AD. Raja Govind I of Guwak was honoured with the title of Veer (Hero) around 756AD, and was
the ancestor of Raja Anaraja, an ally of the famous Raja Prithviraj III
Chauhan in 1191. Raja Sonaji was the founder of the Songara Chauhan
clan, and ancestor of the rulers of Jhalore, Jamnia, Namli in Ratlam
and Jojawar in Jodhpur. The
state of Jamnia was founded in 1555 and consisted of 86 villages, a
number of
which were surrendered to Gwalior,
and Indore, during British rule. Under the direct control of the Malwa
Agency, Indore.
title of Raja was granted during the Mughal period by Padshah Jahangir.

    [Seruji or Silhadi], a descendant of Rao
    Sonaji, founder of the Songara Chauhan clan, he was the Raja of Songadh
    (Mandu) and Raisen, married and had issue. He died in the battle of
    Khanwa on 17th March 1527.

    • Raja Bhupatraji, killed in an attack by Padshah Humayum
      on the gates of Mandu Fort, married and had issue.

      • Raja Karanji, migrated to Mewar to seek his fortune
        there, married and had issue.

        • Raja Nanaji, founder of Jamnia state (see below).


  • Patil NANAJI,
    Bhumia of Jamnia 1555/-, in 1555 he sought the help of Mughal
    forces from Agra in defeating Raja Bajbadhur
    of Mandu at the battle of Sarangpur; Songadh Fort and eight parganas
    of Betma, Sagor, Hasalpur, Digthan, Dharampuri, Nalcha, Maheshwar and
    Chikhalda were allotted to him by Padshah Akbar, he thus regained the
    subedhari of Songadh Fort in Mandu, married and had issue.

    • Rao Dhanaji, he was killed, along with his four sons in
      the battle of Asirgarh.
    • Raja Bhanaji (qv)
  • Patil BHANAJI,
    Bhumia of Jamnia, married and had issue.

    • Raja Tananji (qv)
  • Patil TANANJI,
    Bhumia of Jamnia, fought in the second battle of Asirgarh in
    1601, married and had issue.

    • Raja Keshavdas (qv)
    • Rao Sunderji, stayed with Shahzada
      Khurram, during his Deccan Victory, he revolted against Padshah
      Jahangir, and was killed in the battle of Agra, after which his head
      cut off and brought before Padshah Jahangir on a golden platter.
    Bhumia of Jamnia, he was granted the titles of Raja and Miraj-e-Jung by Padshah Jahangir,
    married and had issue.

    • Raja Bheruji (qv)
  • Raja BHERUJI,
    Bhumia of Jamnia, married and had issue.

    • Raja Jashwant Singhji (qv)
    Bhumia of Jamnia
    Bhumia of Jamnia
    Bhumia of Jamnia
    Bhumia of Jamnia
    Bhumia of Jamnia fl.1800, he was said to be the
    principal freebooter in the Western Yindbyas at the time of the
    settlement of Malwa; Sir John Malcolm concluded an engagement with
    Nadir Singh by which he was to receive from Holkar a tankha of Rupees 2,564 and to
    protect the country from Jam to Nalchha; he married and had issue.

    • Shrimant Raja Bhimanji (qv)
  • Shrimant Raja BHIMAN
    , Bhumia of Jamnia 1815/1820,
    on his father’s expulsion from Malwa, an engagement was made with
    Bhiman Singh, on 8th May 1820 (No. CCXLl), guaranteeing to him from the
    Holkar State all the tankhas
    which his father received; married and had

    • Shrimant Raja Moti Singhji (qv)
  • Shrimant Raja MOTI SINGHJI,
    Bhumia of Jamnia -/1863
  • Shrimant Raja HAMIR
    , Bhumia of Jamnia 1863/1924, born 1855, married
    and had issue. He died 1924.

    • Shrimant Raja Raghunath Singhji (qv)
    • Kunwar (name unknown)
      Singh, married and had issue.

      • Kunwar Virendra Singh
    • Kunwar Jagmohan Singh
  • Shrimant Raja RAGHUNATH
    , Raja of Jamnia 1924/1943, born 3rd October
    married and had
    issue. He died 1943.

    • Shrimant Raja Narendra Singhji (qv)
  • Shrimant Raja NARENDRA
    , Raja of Jamnia 1943/2005, born 28th August
    1940, married Shreemati Rani Kanak Devi
    [now Shreemati Rajmata Kanak Devi of Jamnia], daughter of HH Raja
    Shrimant Mahendra Singh Ju Dev Bahadur of Nagod,
    and his second wife, HH Rani Shyam Kumari, and had issue. He died 19th
    August 2005.

    • Shrimant Raja Shaliwahan Vats (qv)
    • Rajkumar Dhruv Raj Singh, born 27th October 1966,
      educated at Daly College, Indore, at St. Anselm’s, Ajmer and at
      National College, Delhi; presently (2009) managing his farms at Kunjrod
      near Dhar; married Kunwarani Sahiba Mrinali, daughter of Shri Preethi
      Pal Singhji Minhas (daughter of Shrimati Jasjit Parmar from the Jagir
      of Padhiyana near
      Jalandhar), and has issue,
      two daughters.

      • Kumari Shubhangana Raje
      • Kumari Veerangana Raje
    • HH Shreemati Maharani Kaviteshwari Devi, married HH
      Maharaja Saheb Charnamirjit Singhji of Maihar.
    • Shreemati Yuvrani Kadambari Devi, married Shreeman Yuvraj
      Saheb Mandhattasinhji Manoharsinhji of Rajkot,
      and has issue.
    • Shreemati Bhanwar Baisa Pritika Kumari, married
      Bhanwar Sumair Vijay Singh of Dumraon,
      and has issue.
  • Shrimant Raja SHALIWAHAN


1. “The Golden Book of India”;
LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.207

2. Minhas: a Rajput clan,
considered to be the first cousins of the Kachhawas of Jaipur who
migrated to the Punjab and some parts of Pakistan, and where they are
found today.

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