KHURDA

 

KHURDA (Princely State)

 

 

AREA: xx REVENUE: xx ANNEXATION: 1871
STATE: Orissa DYNASTY: Bhuyavamsha RELIGION: Hindu

 

PRESENT HEAD of HOUSE: The
Maharaja Sahib
of Puri (qv)

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Kingdom
of Utkala (Orissa) founded in remote (legendary) antiquity, annexed by
Bangala (Bengal) in 1568, incorporated into the Mughal Empire in 1576,
and Khurda state was established; its rulers styled kings of Utkala
(Orissa)
1580/1609, under Mahratta suzerainty 1751/1803, state annexed to
British
India in 1871. Rulers were…….

  • Gajapathi Raja RAMACHENDRA
    DEVA I
    , Raja of Khurda
    1592/1607, son of
    Danai
    Bidyadhar, Minister of the Bhoj King; appointed mansubadar of 3,500
    horse
    by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, he was granted Khurda, Puri and others in
    jagir and the right to rule over 129 killas
    of Orissa; married and had issue. He died 1607.

    • Raja Purusottam Deva I (qv)
    • Rani Akshaya Devi, married 30th January 1593, Mirza Raja
      Man Singhji I of Amber.
  • Raja PURUSOTTAM DEVA I,
    Raja of Khurda 1607/1622, had issue. He died 1622.

    • Raja Balabhadra Deva (qv)
    • Raja Narasimha Deva (qv)
    • generation
      • Raja Gangadhara Deva (qv)
    • Rajkumari (name unknown),
      married Padshah Jahangir of Delhi.
  • Raja NARASIMHA DEVA,
    Raja of Khurda 1622/1645, died 1645.
  • Raja GANGADHARA DEVA,
    Raja of Khurda in 1645 for four months, died 1645.
  • Raja BALABHADRA DEVA,
    Raja of Khurda 1645/1655, married and had issue.

    • Raja Mukunda Deva I (qv)
  • Raja MUKUNDA DEVA I,
    Raja of Khurda 1655/1690 or 1651/1686, married and had
    issue. He
    died 1690 at Jajpur.

    • Raja Dibyasingha Deva I (qv)
    • Raja Harekrushna Deva (qv)
  • Raja DIBYASINGHA DEVA I,
    Raja of Khurda 1690/1720 or 1686/1713, died 1720.
  • Raja HAREKRUSHNA DEVA,
    Raja of Khurda 1720/1725, married and had issue.

    • Raja Gopinath Deva (qv)
    • Raja Ramachendra Deva II (qv)
  • Raja GOPINATH DEVA,
    Raja of Khurda 1725/1732, died 1732.
  • Raja RAMACHENDRA DEVA II,
    Raja of Khurda 1732/1743, he was forcibly
    converted to Islam
    under the name of Hafiz Qadar Muhammed, he married (amongst others), a
    daughter of Nawab Murshid
    Quli
    Khan II, Nawab Nazim of Orissa, and had issue. He died 1742/1743.

    • generation
      • Raja Birakishore Deva I (qv)
  • Raja PADMANAVA DEVA,
    Raja of Khurda 1743/174x
  • Raja BIRAKISHORE DEVA I,
    Raja of Khurda bef 1751/1780, married and had issue. He died 1780.

    • generation
      • Raja Dibyasingha Deva II (qv)
  • Raja DIBYASINGHA DEVA II,
    Raja of Khurda 1780/1795, married and
    had issue. He died 1795.

    • Raja Mukunda Deva II (qv)
  • Raja MUKUNDA DEVA II,
    Raja of Khurda 1795/1808, rebelled
    against the
    British Authorities and his territory was confiscated, he received a
    pension
    in compensation, he rebelled again in 1817 and was imprisoned, he was
    the
    last king of Khurda and after him his successor came to be known as the
    Raja of Puri, the title of Raja being
    only
    personal and he depended on a political pension. He died 30th November
    1817.

 

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