KARAULI

 

KARAULI (Princely State)

(17 gun salute) 

AREA: 3,178 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 105,000Rs ACCESSION: 7th April 1949
STATE: Rajasthan DYNASTY: Jadon RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 148,670 (1892)
PRESENT RULER: HH Maharaja
Shri KRISHAN
CHANDRA PAL Deo Bahadur Yadakul Chandra Bhal
, 43rd and present
Maharaja of Karauli
since 1984. (Karauli
House, New Sanganer Road, Jaipur – 302019, Rajasthan ,India)

 

 

married
1980, HH Maharani Rohini Kumari, first time winner as M.L.A.
(Rajasthan) 2008/-, daughter of the Rao Saheb Indrajit Singhji of Garhi
in Banswara, and his wife, Rani Sampat
Kumari, daughter of Maharaj
Shri Ajit Singhji Sahib of Jodhpur,
and
has issue.

  • Maharajkumar Vaivasvat Pal, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer;
  • Maharajkumari Katyaini Kumari, married March 2007, Kuwar
    Shatrunjay Singh Ranawat.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Predecessor
state of Mathura, founded
about 900AD by Raja Brahm Pal. His Highness the Maharaja maintains a
military force of 281 cavalry, 1640 infantry, and 56 guns, and is
entitled to a salute of 17 guns (as of 1892). Rulers
were…

  • Maharaja CHHATRA PAL [Chhatra Man], 24th Maharaja of
    Karauli 1643/1655, ruled at
    Bahadurpur, married and had issue.

    • Maharaja Dharam Pal II (qv)
    • Rao Bhup Pal, he was granted the Jagir of Inayati and the title of Rao at the same
      time.
  • Maharaja DHARAM PAL II, 25th Maharaja of Karauli
    1655/1674, 25th Maharaja of Mathura
    and its successor states, and the first Maharaja to rule at Karauli,
    married and had issue.

    • Maharaja Kunwar Pal II, Maharaja of Karauli (qv)
    • Rao Kirti Pal, he was granted the Jagir of Hadoti and
      Gareri, and the title of Rao at the same time.
    • Thakur Bhoj Pal, he was granted the Jagir of Rawanthara,
      and the title of Thakur at the same time.
  • Maharaja RATAN PAL, 26th Maharaja of Karauli
    1674/1688
  • Maharaja KUNWAR PAL II, 27th Maharaja of Karauli
    1688/1724, married and had issue.

    • Maharaja Gopal Singh (qv)
  • Maharaja GOPAL SINGH, 28th Maharaja of Karauli
    1724/1757,
    he was considered to be a
    very wise and good administrator,
    he extended his rule over 253 villages across the Chambal river, up to
    Vijaypur. The borders of Karauli state extended up to within 15kms of
    Gwalior. He caused to be built the Gopal temple, Madan Mohan temple,
    new Kalyan temple,
    Tripolia gate, Deewan E Aam and Nakkar Khana. He died sp 1757
    and
    was succeeded by a cousin.
  • Maharaja TURSAM PAL, 29th Maharaja of Karauli
    1757/1772,
    married and had issue. He
    died 24th October 1772.

    • Maharaja Manik Pal (qv)
    • Rao Juhar Pal, founded Juhargarh and was adopted to
      Hadoti, married and had issue.

      • Rao Ameer Pal of Hadoti, married and had issue.
        • Maharaja Pratap Pal (qv)
  • Maharaj (name unknown)
    Singh,
    married
    and
    had issue.

    • Maharaj Bhairon Pal, married and had issue.
      • Maharaj Mangal Pal, married and had issue.
        • Maharaja Arjun Pal II (qv)
        • Maharaj Durjan Pal, married and had issue.
          • HH Maharaja Sir Bhanwar Pal Deo Bahadur Yadakul
            Chandra Bhal  (qv)
        • Maharaj Sujan Pal, Thakur Sahib of Pardampura,
          married and
          had issue.

          • HH Maharaja Sir Bhom Pal Deo Bahadur Yadakul
            Chandra Bhal (qv)
          • Maharaj Moti Pal
      • Maharaj Padam Pal, married and had issue.
        • Maharaj Jatu Pal, married and had issue.
          • Maharaj Surjan Pal
  • Maharaja MANIK PAL, 30th Maharaja of Karauli
    1772/1804,
    married and had issue.

    • Maharaja Amolak Pal (qv)
    • Maharaja Harbaksh Pal (qv)
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown), married 1785, Rao
      Raja Bishan Singhji of Bundi.
  • Maharaja
    AMOLAK PAL
    , 31st Maharaja of Karauli 1804/1805, rebelled against
    his
    father; married (amongst
    others), the elder daughter of Raja Bahadur Singh Sahib of Jaoli.
    He died sp in Utgarh in 1804
    (1805).
  • Maharaja HARBAKSH PAL, 32nd Maharaja of Karauli
    1805/1837, born circa 1792, he
    adopted Rao Pratap Pal of Hadoti (see above), and died 1837.

    • (A) Maharaja Pratap Pal (qv)
  • Maharaja PRATAP PAL, 33rd Maharaja of Karauli
    1837/1849,
    married (amongst others),
    (a), Maharani Takhat
    Kumari of Khandela-Senior,
    married (b), a daughter of Raja Fateh Singh Sahib of Jaoli, and had issue as well as adoptive
    issue. He died spm 1849.

    • Maharajkumari (name unknown), married Maharao
      Chhatar Sal of Kotah.
    • (A) Maharaja Narsingh Pal (qv)
  • Maharaja NARSINGH PAL, 34th Maharaja of Karauli
    1849/1852, adopted from Hadoti, he
    adopted a distant
    relative the
    day before his death, died sp 10th January 1852.

    • (A) Maharaja Bharat Pal (qv)
  • Maharaja BHARAT PAL, 35th Maharaja of Karauli
    1852/1854,
    it was first proposed to
    enforce the
    doctrine
    of lapse, but finally his adoption was recognized. In the meantime a
    strong
    party had been formed in favour of Madan Pal, a nearer relative, whose
    claim was supported by the opinions of several chiefs in Rajasthan. An
    inquiry was ordered, and it was ascertained that the adoption of Bharat
    Pal was informal by reason of the minority of the Maharaja and the
    omission
    of certain necessary rites.
  • Maharaja Sir MADAN PAL, 36th Maharaja of Karauli
    1854/1869, he was accepted by the Ranis and
    by nine of the
    most influential Thakurs, and was recognized as the ruler on 14th March
    1854, he sent
    a body of troops against the Kotah rebels in 1857, and for these
    services
    he was created a Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of
    the Star of India (G.C.S.I.), a debt of 1.2 lakhs to the British
    Government
    was remitted, a dress of honour was conferred, and the salute was
    permanently
    increased from 15 to 17 guns, a sanad of adoption was also
    granted
    in 1862, he married (amongst others) (a), a daughter of Thakur
    Vrishbhan Singh Tanwar, married (b), in 1867, Maharani Phool Kunwar,
    sixth daughter of Maharao Shri Sheo Singhji of Sirohi. He died sp
    16th August 1869.
  • Maharaja LAKSHMAN PAL, 37th Maharaja of Karauli in
    1869
    or 1869/1871, not recognized
    as Maharaja in some sources.
  • Maharaja JAISINGH PAL, 38th Maharaja of Karauli
    1871/1875, there was a dispute on the
    matter of adoption, it took almost 2 years to finalize the matter,
    meanwhile the state was managed by Thakur Vrishbhan Singh Tanwar,
    father-in-law of  Maharaja Madan Palji. Finally, Jaisingh Pal, Rao
    of Hadoti was adopted as the successor. He died sp 17th
    November 1875.
  • Maharaja ARJUN PAL II, 39th Maharaja of Karauli
    1876/1886, adopted from Hadoti in
    January 1876, died 14th August 1886 (#1).
  • HH Maharaja Sir BHANWAR PAL Deo Bahadur Yadakul Chandra
    Bhal
    , 40th Maharaja of Karauli 1886/1927,
    born 24th July 1864, adopted from Padampura, educated at Mayo College,
    Ajmer; he succeeded to the gadi on 14th August 1886 and obtained full
    ruling
    powers in 1889, G.C.I.E. [cr.1897], K.C.IE. [cr.1894], married six
    times,
    including, 1stly 1878, daughter of Apji Ajit Singh of Koela, married
    2ndly,
    1880, a daughter of Raja Kushal Singh of Khandela-Senior,
    died
    before
    1893,
    married 3rdly, HH Maharani Sengariji Sahiba, daughter of
    Raja Rup Shah of Jagmanpur in Jalaun
    district of United Provinces; married 4thly, 1889, a daughter of Thakur
    Ajit Singh
    of Mandawa-Senior, married
    5thly,
    Baijilal Sajjan Kumari [HH Maharani Sajjan Kumari of Karauli], daughter
    of Raja Akshay Singh of Banera, and his
    second wife, Rani Mertaniji. He died sp on 3rd August 1927.

  • HH Maharaja Sir BHOM PAL Deo Bahadur Yadakul Chandra
    Bhal
    , 41st Maharaja of Karauli
    1927/1947,
    born
    16th June 1866, recognised as the Head of the Yadava Rajputs, married
    1stly,
    the daughter of Raja Bahadur Bhagwan Singh, married 2ndly, a sister of
    Raja
    Bahadur Bhagwan Singh, married 3rdly, a daughter of Thakur Chiman
    Singh,
    and had issue. He died 6th April 1947.

    • HH Maharaja Shri Ganesh Pal Deo Bahadur Yadakul Chandra
      Bhal (qv)
  • HH Maharaja Shri GANESH PAL Deo Bahadur Yadakul Chandra
    Bhal
    , 42nd Maharaja of Karauli 1947/1984, educated at Mayo College,
    Ajmer; married (amongst
    others) (a), a daughter of Raja Krishna Dutt Singh, Raja of Oel and Kaimahra, married (b), HH
    Maharani
    Jas Kanwar, daughter of Raja Shri Hamir Singh of Khandela-Senior,
    and his fourth wife, Rani Tanwarji, and had issue. He died 1984.

    • Yuvaraj Brijendra Pal Deo, born 27th October 1927,
      married 15th
      February
      1947, Maharajkumari Dhairiya Kunwarba Sahiba, daughter of Major HH
      Maharana
      Shri Maharaja Shri Raj Sir Ghanshyamsinhji Ajitsinhji
      Sahib Bahadur of Dhrangadhra, and
      his fifth wife, HH Maharani Nawal Kunwarba
      Sahiba.
      He died sp 9th August 1984.
    • Yuvraj Surendra Pal Deo married Yuvrani Narendra Kumari
      of Sailana, and had issue. He died vp.

      • HH Maharaja Shri Krishan Chander Pal Deo Bahadur
        Yadakul
        Chandra Bhal (qv)
      • HH Maharani Chandra Kumari, married 6th March 1975 in
        Jaipur, HH Maharana Sri
        Mahipendra
        Singh of Danta, and has issue.
      • Rajkumari Struti Kumari, married Kunwar Ajit
        Singh of Daulatgarh and
        Dhanoli.
    • Maharani Brijrajnandini Devi, married 12th March 1955, HH
      Maharaja Rao
      Virbhadrasinhji Krishnakumarsinhji of Bhavnagar.
  • HH Maharaja Shri KRISHAN CHANDER PAL Deo Bahadur Yadakul
    Chandra Bhal
    , 43rd Maharaja of Karauli
    (see
    above)

 

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