MUNGER

 

MUNGER (Zamindari) 

 

 

VILLAGES: XX REVENUE: XX ACCESSION: XX
LOCATION: Bihar DYNASTY: XX RELIGION: Hindu

 

 

PRESENT RULER: Raja ANANTA
PRASADA SINGH B.Sc.,
Raja of Munger since 1974.born 20th September
1945, now known as Sripada BV Sadhu Maharaja, preserved the tradition
of his
grandfather’s worship of Sri Sri Radha Mohan in Vrindavana, while
simultaneously supporting his large family. The charitable tradition
combined with the deep spiritual commitment to the worship of Radha
Mohanji and the resulting development of higher consciousness turned
Ananta Prasada Singh into a person who was living in two separate
realities. married about 1964, and has issue, five children.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 

  • Raja KAMLESHWARI PRASAD
    SINGH
    , Raja of Munger, married and had issue, two sons.

    • Raja Shivanandan Prasad
      Singh (qv)
    • Raja Sir Raghunandan
      Prasad Singh (qv)
  • Raja Sir RAGHUNANDAN
    PRASAD SINGH,
    Raja of Munger; M.L.C., Member of the Lok Sabha. Our
    story focuses primarily on Raja Sir Raghunandana
    Prasada
    Singh, who became the ruler of this area during the British Raj, as an
    heir to his predecessor Raja Kamalesvari Prasada Singh, and was
    actually installed in full power during the British administration
    period in India. One of the special features of the King of Munger was
    that he
    became a Vaishnava, even though his family had previously been devoted
    to worshiping Lord Siva. He also constructed a temple in honor of Sri
    Chaitanya,
    called the Prema Mandir, which is also situated in Mungir. There is
    another temple the Raja had constructed in Jandaha. It is the Patita
    Pavana Temple. His devotion to Lord Krishna was so strong that he and
    his
    wife spent more time chanting and hearing hari-katha, then they did
    running the governmental affairs. The Maharaja was also very committed
    to translating
    Vaishnava literature from Bengali into the local Hindi language, to
    share the treasures of the teachings of Lord Chaitanya with all the
    local people under his care. Raja Sir Raghunandana Prasada Singh also
    organized
    pilgrimages. He would rent trains from the Indian railway to bring
    hundreds of citizens to Vrindavana for the Vraja Mandala parikrama.
    While in Vrindavana he secured land on the Mathura road to establish,
    acording to the royal tradition of those times, a beautiful temple,
    dharmsala and gosala for service to Vraja Mandala. The temple which he
    constructed at this place, is now divided by the Mathura road into
    Mungir Mandir and Chota-Mungir Mandir, they are situated before the
    Rama-Krishna hospital and the Jaipur mandir. Their lordships Sri Sri
    Radha Mohanji and their favorite accompanying gopis, Lalita, Vishakha,
    Citra and Campakalata were installed on a silver throne, surrounded by
    beautiful gardens of kadamba and tamal trees. Raja Raghunandana Prasada
    Singh was married by the wish of
    his father, but he did not have much inclination to family life. All he
    would do was chant the Holy Names all night. His wife would do the same
    while sitting on the other side of
    the room. After many years of marriage there was no child, so his
    father gave him the order that he must produce an heir. Otherwise the
    family’s royal lineage would be broken. The result was Rajkumar
    Sacinandana Prasada Singh. At that time as India was undergoing great
    turmoil in the
    effort to gain independence, kings were left without income while still
    burdened with the duty to maintain the temples, schools, hospitals and
    public services. Great efforts were made to shift these social
    responsibilities to new governmental deparments.
  • Raja SHIVANANDAN PRASAD
    SINGH
    , Raja of Munger, married and had issue, two sons.

    • Raja Devakinandan Prasad Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Yadhunandan Prasad Singh
  • Raja DEVAKINANDAN PRASAD SINGH, Raja of Munger,
    married Rani Ramavati Devi,
    and had issue, one son.

    • Raja Sachinandana Prasada
      Singh (qv)
  • Raja SACHINANDANA PRASADA
    SINGH
    , Raja of Munger, married and had issue, two sons. He died in
    1974.

    • Raja Ananta Prasada Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Krishna
      Prasada Singh
  • Raja ANANTA PRASADA SINGH B.Sc., Raja of Munger
    (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Rai Bahadur Dev Nandan Prasad Singh, he served as Municipal
    Chairman of Bihar, Bengal and Orissa during
    the 1934 earthquake, which devastated the entire city; he was
    responsible for the new town planning; he was conferred with the title
    of Rai Bahadur in 1927; married and had issue.

    • Kumar Shri Harnandan Prasad
      Singh, married and had issue.

      • Kumar Shri Kanchan Singh

 

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