JARADA

JARADA (Zamindari) 

 

 

AREA: 124 km2 ACCESSION: 1st June 1953
LOCATION: Orissa (Ganjam
Dist.)
RELIGION: Hindu

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja DEEPAK
CHANDRA DEO
, 28th and present Raja Saheb of Jarada since 1987.born 20th November 1957, educated at
Rajkumar College, Raipur and a graduate with History Honours from
Christ College, Cuttack, Life member of Wild Life Society, Life
Member Red Cross, has served for some time with companies like Shourie
Duplicators and Premier Duplicators; hereditary trustee of the temples
in Jarada, has served on the Governing Council of Rajkumar College,
Raipur on a number of occasions as a nominee of the Governor of
Orissa;  married 10th February 1982, Rani Kiran Devi, born 13th
February 1960,
daughter of
Raja
Sri Krishna Chandra Deb Birbar Mangraj Mahapatra, Raja Saheb of Baramba, and his wife, Rani
Jyotsna Devi, eldest daughter of Raja Anup Singh Deo of Khariar, very talented in
painting and craft work, and has
issue, one son.

  • Yuvraj Viswaroop Chandra Deo, born 23rd January 1985,
    educated at
    Rajkumar College, Raipur and graduate from Christ College, Cuttack.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Jarada
is a zamindari adjoining Surangi Zamindari and lies South West
of Chikiti Zamindari. It is 36 kilometres from the border town of
Ichapurram
on the Andhra Orissa border. There are 59 villages within the
zamindari. It is a hilly and
jungle country, watered by a small stream that falls in the river
Bahuda. It is said to have been founded by Visvambhara Singh Rautraya
who owned a large tract of land in the foothills of the Mahendra
mountains. He had a son Mani Singh, who died fighting in a war.
His
second son Veera Bhadra Singh subdued the hill people on a mountain
named “Jarasindu” . His father bestowed this land to him and he named
it
Jarada in 1440AD. Local records also say that  Sri Vira Bhadra
Singh came from the kingdom of Aul and established Jarada in that year.
The
Jarada Kings served the Gajapati monarchs till the end of the Gajapati
rule when the country was conquered by muslim invaders. In Jarada, the
famous
“Paratha Sarathy Temple” is located and is unique because Lord
Jagannath is
worshipped in the form of Sri Paratha Sarathy, the charioteer of
Arjuna.
It is the only one of its kind. Legend has it that the Jarada King
had a
dream that Lord Jagannath was present in the Mahendra Mountains in
an invisible form and that the Lord was not
being worshipped. He informed the Gajapati King, who in turn
directed him to bring the Lord Jagannath to Jarada and to build a
temple there and thus the
temple was established. The Rajas of Jarada are also Hill Chiefs.

  • Raja BIRABHADRA SINGH,
    1st Raja of Jarada 1440/1457, he supported Raja
    Purushottam Gajapati Dev of Orissa, during the Kanchi expedition
    and he had stayed during the return journey in the Mahendra mountains
    for sometime. Because of his valour, Purushottam Dev had conferred the
    title of Sri Samantarai upon the Raja.
  • Raja BRUNDABANA SINGH
    Samantrai
    , 2nd Raja of Jarada 1457/1472
  • Raja RAMACHANDRA SINGH
    Samantrai
    , 3rd Raja of Jarada 1472/1491
  • Raja BALUNKESWAR SINGH
    Samantrai
    , 4th Raja of Jarada 1491/1504
  • Raja SARVESWAR Samantrai,
    5th Raja of Jarada 1504/1522
  • Raja SIBRAM Samantrai,
    6th Raja of Jarada 1522/1529
  • Raja BAMANA Samantrai,
    7th Raja of Jarada 1529/1545
  • Raja BALABHADRA Samantrai,
    8th Raja of Jarada 1545/1554
  • Raja BENKAT RAY Samantrai,
    9th Raja of Jarada 1554/1590
  • Raja MRUTUNJAYA Samantrai,
    10th Raja of Jarada 1590/1595
  • Raja NILAKANTHA Samantrai,
    11th Raja of Jarada 1595/1627
  • Raja GANGADHARA Samantrai,
    12th Raja of Jarada 1627/1636
  • Raja KRUSHNA Samantrai,
    13th Raja of Jarada 1636/1644
  • Raja HARI HARA Samantrai,
    14th Raja of Jarada 1644/1654
  • Raja JAGANNATH Samantrai,
    15th Raja of Jarada 1654/1672
  • Raja MADHUSUDANA Samantrai,
    16th Raja of Jarada 1672/1678
  • Raja GOPALA Samantrai,
    17th Raja of Jarada 1678/1693
  • Raja LOKANATH Samantrai,
    18th Raja of Jarada 1693/1738
  • Raja SHYAM SUNDARA
    Samantrai
    , 19th Raja of Jarada 1738/1750
  • Raja PITAMBARA Samantrai,
    20th Raja of Jarada 1750/1779, during his reign the
    Zamindari came under British control, with the zamindar agreeing to pay
    a tribute of 7,501Rs per annum.
  • Raja MADAN GOPAL Samantrai,
    21st Raja of Jarada 1779/1806, in 1803/1804,
    the permanent settlement was introduced and it was fixed for 2000Rs
    as peshkash per annum in perpetuity.
  • Raja RAGHUNATH Samantrai,
    22nd Raja of Jarada 1806/1837
  • Raja KRUSHNA CHANDRA
    Samantrai
    , 23rd Raja of Jarada 1837/1851
  • Raja SARATHI CHANDRA
    Samantrai
    , 24th Raja of Jarada 1851/1880
  • Raja RAGHUNATH Samantrai,
    25th Raja of Jarada 1889/1903
  • Raja KISHORE CHANDRA
    Samantrai
    , 26th Raja of Jarada 1903/1936, he was highly
    educated in London,
    Germany and finally France, where he bought a bungalow and lived there
    with his second wife; he and the Rani Saheba visited Jarada frequently,
    but he spent the last years of
    his life in Talcher where he adopted Kumar Prasanna Chandra Deb, second
    son of the Raja Saheb of Talcher; he married 1stly, Rani Sita Devi,
    daughter of Raja Raja Dasarathi Dhir Birabar of Balarampur, in Cuttack
    District of Orissa, married 2ndly, Rani Shanta
    Devi, a French lady, who was recognized as Rani Saheba by the British
    Government, she remained in France where she had been gifted the
    bungalow in Paris, her subsequent fate is unknown. He died sp
    1936 in Talcher.
  • Raja PRASANNA CHANDRA DEO,
    27th Raja of Jarada 1936/1987, born 1925 as Kumar
    Prasanna
    Chandra Deb, second son of Raja Hrudaya Chandra Dev Birabar Harichandan
    Mahapatra of Talcher, and his wife,
    Rani Sucharumali Devi, adopted by Raja Kishore Chandra Samantrai, and
    succeeded in Jarada in 1936 though the zamindari was administered by
    the Court of Wards till 1945 when full powers were granted to him;
    educated at
    Rajkumar College, Raipur; a founder member of the Ganjam Club,
    Berhampur; Member of the Managing Committee of Khallikote College,
    Berhampur; a life member of the Youth Hostel Association of India;
    Member of the Cuttack Club, Cuttack; Vice President of Rajkumar College
    General Council, Raipur; an accomplished sportsman in Tennis, Riding
    and Billiards; he handed over the zamindari to the
    Government of Orissa when
    the abolition of zamindari took place on 1st June 1953; he was a very
    amiable personality, a very good
    host and a keen shikari; he married Rani Swarna Prabha Manjari Devi,
    died
    2005, the only daughter of Raja Shri Balbhadra Narayan Bhanj Deo of Keonjhar, and his wife, Rani Manoj
    Manjari Devi, and had issue,
    three daughters and two sons. He died in 1987.

    • Rajkumari Pratibha Devi, born 8th May 1955, married 20th
      November 1972, Kumar Pradeep Chandra
      Deo, of the Bhaludungri Branch of the Bonai Royal family, and has
      issue, three daughters.

      • Kumari Jogeswari Devi, married
        Kumar Lalitendu
        Bidyadhar Mahapatra, and has issue, one daughter.

        • Kumari Manvi Devi
      • Kumari Kamolini Devi, married 23rd Feburary
        2008, Kumar Rajendra Kumar Champatiray.
      • Kumari Sudeshna Devi
    • Rajkumari Pratima Devi, born 6th June 1956, married 1stly
      (div.),
      Raja Birendra Shekhar Deo, Raja Saheb of Gangpur,
      married 2ndly,
      18th March 1994, Rajkumar Rajendra Gohil of Lathi.
      (U.S.A.)
    • Raja Deepak Chandra Deo (qv)
    • Rajkumari Padmavati Devi, born 30th August 1959, married
      27th May 1979, Kumar Saroj
      Kumar Bhanj Deo of Kusapalli (Ganjam), and has issue, one son and one
      daughter.

      • Kumar Shivendra Bhanj Deo
      • Kumari Sri Prabha Devi
    • Rajkumar Pattayet Narayan Chandra Deo, born 17th
      September 1961, married
      23rd June 1988, Pattayet Rani Rajshree Devi, daughter of Kumar Bikram
      Shekhar Deo of Gangpur, and has issue,
      one
      son.

      • Kumar Ajitesh Chandra Deo, born 16th August 1989.
  • Raja DEEPAK CHANDRA DEO,
    28th Raja of Jarada (see above)

 

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