KHANDPARA

 

KHANDPARA (Princely State)

 

 

AREA: 632 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 33,600Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
STATE: Orissa DYNASTY: Vaghela RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 66,296 (1892)

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja Saheb
BIBHUTI BHUSHAN SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai
B.A., 14th Raja
Saheb of
Khandpara
since
1977 (Rajbati, P.O. –
Khandapara Garh, Dist. – Nayagarh, Orissa, India)

 

born 4th January 1955, M.L.A. (Orissa) 1980/1990 and
1995/2000 (three terms); Minister of State (Ind), Tourism and
Culture  (7.12.1989) – (3.3.1990); Minister of State, Planning and
Coordination (7.12.1989) – (3.3.1990); Deputy Speaker (15.3.1996) –
(29.2.2000); Student leader, Presidential candidate of B.J.B.
College Student’s Union; represented B.J.B. College, Bhubaneswar in
Table Tennis at College and University levels 1973/1974 and 1974/1975;
joined the Congress (I) Party in 1980 after being elected Independently
from
Khandpara Assembly Constituency; Life member, Bhubaneswar Plant
Lover’s Association; Member, Bhubaneswar Club, Bhubaneswar;
Vice-President, Chinmoya Mission, Bhubaneswar; Life member, Bengal
cricket Association, Calcutta; President, District Youth Congress,
Puri, 1981/1984; Member, Consultative Committee for Irrigation, Power
and works, 1982/1984; interests and pastimes include Writing articles,
Photography and Playing Cricket; he has compiled a work on Khandapara
Ithas
in
English; married Rani Devaki Devi Kumari,
and has issue, one son
and one daughter.

  • Yuvraj Sidharth Shekhar Singh, married to Yuvrani
    Alokita Devi of Payagpur.
  • Rajkumari Aradhana Rathore, married Major Shakti Singh
    Rathore of Peeh, Rajasthan, an acclaimed Polo Player, and has issue,
    one daughter.

    • Kumari Ayesha Rathore

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded
in the 17th century by a former Raja of Rewah or by the Raja Raghunath
Singh of Nayagarh, who had two sons, the elder son, Harihar Singh,
became
Raja of Nayagarh, and the younger, Jadunath Singh Mangraj, retained
possession of four Garhs, or forts, as his share, viz. Kadua,
Ghuntsahi, Sardhapur, and Khepada, all in Nayagarh. Up to
the reign of Raja Narayan Singh Mangraj, Khandpara extended on the east
up to Banki, on the west to Balaramprasad in Daspalla, on the north to
Kantilo, and on the south up to Jogiapali in Nayagarh. The state ceased
to
exist on 1st January 1948 when it merged into the Republic of India.
The rulers Privy Purse and privileges were withdrawn 8th September
1970. The Raja maintains a military force of 1085 infantry and 12 guns
(as of 1892). Rulers were…

  • Raja JADUNATH SINGH Mangraj,
    1st Raja of Khandpara
    1599/1675, he received the title of Mangraj
    from the Maharaja of Orissa, and it was enjoyed from his time down to
    Balunkeswar Singh, married and had issue.

    • Raja Narayan Singh Mardraj (qv)
  • Raja PITABAS SINGH Mangraj,
    (2nd) Raja of Khandpara, married and had issue.(#1)

    • Raja Narayan Singh Mardraj (qv) cf. above
  • Raja NARAYAN SINGH Mangraj,
    2nd Raja of Khandpara
    1675/1709,
    married and had issue.

    • Raja Balunkeshwar Singh Mardraj (qv)
  • Raja BALUNKESHWAR SINGH
    Mangraj
    , 3rd Raja of Khandpara
    1709/1723, he gradually extended his dominions and strengthened the
    State, he defeated the petty local Chiefs, gave education to the
    savages,
    cleared the jungles, formed villages, and civilised the country,
    married and had issue.

    • Raja Banamali Singh Mardraj (qv)
  • Raja BANAMALI SINGH
    Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai
    ,
    4th Raja of Khandpara
    1723/1732,he was a brave and powerful Raja, and expert in war, when
    Makund Dev Bhanj, the adopted son of the Raja of Baudh, appealed to him
    for his help, he easily defeated the Raja of Baudh and made Makund Dev
    Bhanj, Raja over a part of Baudh state which was later named Daspalla (#1), he also defended the Maharaja
    of Orissa from the attacks of his enemies, for which he was rewarded
    with the title of Bhai Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, married and had issue.

    • Raja Bairagi Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja BAIRAGI SINGH Mardraj
    Bhramarbar Rai
    ,
    5th Raja of Khandpara
    1734/1770,
    married and had issue.

    • Raja Niladri Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja NILADRI SINGH Mardraj
    Bhramarbar Rai
    ,
    6th Raja of Khandpara
    1770/1794, he was given a flag by Raghoji Bhonsle, the Maharaja of
    Nagpur, which was used till independence,
    married and had issue.

    • Raja Nrusingh Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja NARASIMHA SINGH
    Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai
    [Nrusingh Singh Mardraj], 7th
    Raja of Khandpara 1794/1815, he gave assistance to the chief
    military officers of the British Government, when they first conquered
    Orissa and received an elephant
    and a cannon in recognition thereof, married and had
    issue.

    • Raja Purusottam Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
    • Rajkumar Jagannath Shreechandra Singh Mardraj, married
      and had issue.

      • Kumar Shri Gopinath Singh Mardraj, married and had
        issue.

        • Kumar Shri Narayan Singh Mardraj, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Ramchandra Singh Mardraj, adopted by
            Raja Natabar Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, and succeeded as Raja
            Ramchandra Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai of Khandpara (see below)
    • Rajkumar Harihar Singh Mardraj, died unmarried.
    • Rajkumar Raghunath Singh Mardraj, died sp.
    • Rajkumar Kamallochan Singh Mardraj, adopted out.
    • Rajkumar Shyamabandu Mardraj, married and
      had issue.

      • Mahamahopadhyaya Kumar Shri Chandrasekhar
        Singh Samanta
        [Pathani
        Samant], born 13th December 1835 in Cuttack Distt., Orissa,
        Mahamahopadhyaya
        [cr.1893],
        he was a world famous astroscientist who was
        esteemed greater than the Tycho Brahe (#3);
        author of the treatise “Sidhanta Darpan” on Hindu
        Astronomy that was published in 1899; married and had issue. He died
        11th June 1904 (#2).

        • Kumar Shri Pitabas Singh Mardraj, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Sanatan Singh Mardraj, adopted out
            within Khandpara.
          • Kumar Shri Jagannath Singh Mardraj, married and had
            issue.

            • Kumar Shri Bishwanath Singh Mardraj, married and
              had issue.

              • Kumar Shri Subhankar Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Baidyanath Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Baikunthanath Singh Mardraj, married
              and had issue.

              • Kumar Shri Prabhudatta Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Trailokyanath Singh Mardraj
        • Kumar Shri Gadadhar Singh Mardraj, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Bansidhar Singh Mardraj, married and had
            issue.

            • Kumar Shri Ladu Kishore Singh Mardraj, married
              and had issue.

              • Kumar Shri Ramasankar Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Pradipta Kishore Singh Mardraj,
              married and had issue.

              • Kumar Shri Pradyumna Singh Mardraj
              • Kumar Shri Prasanta Singh Mardraj
          • Kumar Shri Laxmidhar Singh Mardraj, adopted to
            Korapitha.
          • Kumar Shri Kishorechandra Singh Mardraj, unmarried.
        • Kumar Shri Chakradhar Singh Mardraj, married and had
          issue.

          • Kumar Shri Jayakrishna Singh Mardraj, married and
            had issue.

            • Kumar Shri Damodar Singh Mardraj, married and had
              issue.

              • Kumar Shri Govinda Singh Mardraj
          • Kumar Shri Padmanava Singh Mardraj, married and had
            issue.

            • Kumar Shri Narayan Prasad Singh Mardraj, married
              and had issue.

              • Kumar Shri Amarnath Singh Mardraj
              • Kumar Shri Gautam Budha Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Mahesh Prasad Singh Mardraj, married
              and had issue.

              • Kumar Shri Swayam Siddha Singh Mardraj
            • Kumar Shri Bibhuti Narayan Singh Mardraj
          • Kumar Shri Raghunath Singh Mardraj, Freedom
            Fighter, died unmarried.
          • Kumar Shri Ramakrishna Singh Mardraj, adopted to
            Salur, A.P.
  • Raja PURUSHOTTAM SINGH
    Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 8th Raja of Khandpara
    1815/1821, married and had issue.

    • Raja Krushnachandra Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja KRUSHNA CHANDRA SINGH
    Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 9th Raja of Khandpara
    1821/1842, married and had issue.

    • Raja Kunja Bihari Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
    • Raja Natabar Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja KUNJA BIHARI SINGH
    Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai, 10th Raja of Khandpara
    1842/1867, he died sp.
  • Raja NATABAR SINGH Mardraj
    Bhramarbar Rai
    , 11th Raja of
    Khandpara 1867/1905, born
    1837,
    he succeeded to the gadi on
    28th
    February 1867 (#1), the title of Raja is hereditary in the
    family, and dates from the period of the Mahratta dominion in Orissa,
    it was formally recognised by the British Government in 1874, married
    and had adoptive issue. He died sp
    in 1905.

    • (A) Raja Ram Chandra
      Singh
      Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai
      (qv)

  • Raja RAM CHANDRA SINGH
    Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai
    , 12th Raja of
    Khandpara 1905/1922,
    succeeded by adoption, married and had adoptive issue from Biruli in
    Ganjam District.

    • (A) Raja Harihar Singh Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
  • Raja HARIHAR SINGH Mardraj
    Bhramarbar Rai
    , 13th Raja of
    Khandpara 1922/1977, born
    26th
    August 1914
    and succeeded by adoption 26th December 1922, educated at Rajkumar
    College, Raipur
    (Diploma 1933), and Training in Administration at
    Sambalpur; M.L.A. (Orissa) 1952/1971 (four terms),
    Minister in the Government of Orissa; assumed control of the
    administration of Khandapara State
    in 1934, entered the Political
    field in 1952 and was elected as an Independent Candidate and later
    joined
    the Congress Party; Qualified in flying and obtained ‘A’ Class Pilots
    licence; Member
    All-India and Bengal Flying Clubs; Secretary, Orissa Flying Club;
    interests were Games, Shooting,
    Flying and Photography; married Rani S. M. Devi, and had issue, two
    sons and one daughter. He died 1977 (before 6th September).

    • Yuvaraj (name unknown), died young vpsp.
    • Raja Saheb Bibhuti Bhushan Singh (qv)
    • Rani Parvati Devi (+), married Raja Shri Pradip
      Chandra Deo Samant, Raja Saheb of Athmalik,
      and has issue, one daughter and one son.
  • Raja Saheb BIBHUTI BHUSHAN
    SINGH Mardraj Bhramarbar Rai
    , 14th Raja of
    Khandpara
    (see above)

 

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