PALITANA

 

PALITANA (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 777 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 180,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th February 1948
STATE: Saurashtra REVENUE: 744,416 Rs RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 91 POPULATION: 58,000 (1921) DYNASTY: Gohil

 

PRESENT RULER: the Thakore Sahib
of Palitana  (The Palace, Palitana – 464270,
Gujarat,
India)

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Predecessor state of Sejakpur was founded
in 1194. Palitana is a Second Class State and folows the rule of
primogeniture. Rulers were…

    1. Thakore Sahib SEJAKI,
      Thakore Sahib of Sejakpur
      1194/1254 and 1st Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1194/1226, married
      and
      had issue. He died 1254.

      • Thakore Ranjoi Sejakji, ancestor of the Thakore Sahibs
        of Bhavnagar.
      • Kumar Shri Sarangji Sejakji,
        ancestor of the Thakore Sahibs
        of Lathi, received the chovisi
        of
        Arthila as his patrimony.
      • Thakore Sahib Shahaji Sejakji (qv)
      • Kumari Shri Amar Kunwarba Sahiba [ Kumari Shri Valam
        Kunverba], married Kumar Shri
        Khengarji
        of Junagadh.

 

    1. Thakore Sahib SHAHJI SEJAKI,
      2nd Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1226/1246

 

    1. Thakore Sahib SARTANJI
      SHAHJI
      , 3rd Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1246/1250

 

    1. Thakore Sahib ARJANJI
      SARTANJI
      , 4th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1250/1300

 

    1. Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI I
      ARJANJI
      , 5th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1300/1360

 

    1. Thakore Sahib JASAJI
      NONGHANJI
      , 6th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1360/1400

 

    1. Thakore Sahib BANAJI JASAJI,
      7th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1400/1455

 

    1. Thakore Sahib SAVAJI I
      BANAJI
      , 8th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1455/1487

 

    1. Thakore Sahib HADAJI SAVAJI,
      9th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1487/1519

 

    1. Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI I
      HADAJI
      , 10th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1519/1579

 

    1. Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI II
      KANDHAJI
      , 11th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1579/-

 

    1. Thakore Sahib ARJANJI II
      NONGHANJI
      , 12th Thakore Sahib of Palitana

 

    1. Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI II
      ARJANJI
      , 13th Thakore Sahib of Palitana

 

    1. Thakore Sahib SAVAJI II
      KANDHAJI
      , 14th Thakore Sahib of Palitana

 

    1. Thakore Sahib SARTANJI I
      SAVAJI
      , 15th Thakore Sahib of Palitana

 

    1. Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI III
      SARTANJI
      , 16th Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana

 

    1. Thakore Sahib PRITHVIRAJJI
      KANDHAJI
      , 17th Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana 1697/1734

 

    1. Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI
      III PRITHVIRAJJI
      , 18th Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana 1734/-, married
      and
      had issue.

      • Thakore Sahib Sartanji II Nonghanji (qv)
      • Thakore Sahib Unadji Nonghanji (qv)
      • Kumar Shri Alubhai Nonghanji 1766/1770, married and had
        issue.

        • Kumar Shri Khodaji Alubhai

 

    1. Thakore Sahib SARTANJI II
      NONGHANJI
      , 19th Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana -/1766

 

    1. Thakore Sahib UNADJI
      NONGHANJI
      , 20th Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana 1770/1820, married and had
      issue.

      • Thakore Sahib Kandhaji IV Unadji (qv)
      • Kumari Vakhtuba Sahiba [Rani Vakhat Kunwarba Sahiba of
        Dhrangadhra], married (as his third wife), Raj Sahib Amarsinhji
        Raisinhji of Dhrangadhra, and had
        issue.

 

    1. Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI IV
      UNADJI
      , 21st Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana 1820/1840

 

    1. Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI IV
      KANDHAJI
      , 22nd Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana 1840/1860

 

    1. Thakore Sahib PRATAPSINHJI
      NONGHANJI
      , 23rd Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana in 1860 for 8 months,
      married and had
      issue.
      He died 1860.

      • Thakur Sahib Sursinhji Pratapsinhji (qv)
      • HH Rani Kasi Kunwarba Sahiba, married (as his fourth
        wife), HH Raj Sahib
        Mansinhji II
        Ranmalsinhji
        of Dhrangadhra, and had issue.

 

    1. Thakore Sahib SURSINHJI
      PRATAPSINHJI
      , 24th Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana 1860/1885, born 1844,
      succeeded 1st
      June 1860, married and had issue. He died 1885.

      • Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Mansinhji Sursinhji (qv)
      • Rani Kesaba Kumari Sahiba, born 1869, married 1893, (as
        his
        sixth wife), HH Raj
        Sahib Mansinhji II
        Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra, and
        had
        issue. She died 1895.
      • Kumar Shri Samantsinhji Sursinhji, married and had issue.
        He died after 1901.

        • Kumar Shri Sujjansinhji Samantsinhji, Tilayat of Adpur
          and Pachegani, Bhayat of Palitana; married Rani Vijayaba
          Sahiba of Ganod in Gondal, and had issue. He died after 1901.
          • Kumar Shri Vijaysinhji Sujjansinhji, engaged 1903 to
            Ba Shri Hajuba of Rajkot (she married HH the Raj Saheb of Dhrangadhra).
            He died after 1909.
          • Rani Bhagwatiba Sahiba, married Maharaj Mahavir Singh
            of Amleta.

 

    1. Thakore Sahib Shri Sir
      MANSINHJI SURSINHJI
      , 25th Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana 1885/1905, born
      7th June
      1862,
      succeeded 24th November 1885 (#1),
      K.C.S.I.
      [cr.1896], educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married (amongst
      others), a daughter of Thakore Saheb Suraji II Surtanji of Virpur, and had issue.
      He died 29th August 1905.

      • Kumar Shri (name unknown) (by the Senior Rani),
        born 1890.
      • HH Thakore Sahib Shri Bahadursinhji Mansinhji (qv)
      • Rani Hari Kunwarba Sahiba, married 1912 (as his first
        wife), Capt. HH Rana
        Sir Ranjit Singhji
        of Barwani. She died sp.

 

    1. HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir
      BAHADURSINHJI MANSINHJI
      , 26th Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana 1905/- ,
      born
      3rd April
      1900,
      K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., he was granted the title of Maharaja as a personal
      distinction in 1944;  married 2nd December 1919, Kunwari Shri
      Sitaba
      Saheba
      [HH Thakorani Bai Shri Sita Ba Kunverba
      Sahiba], daughter of HH Maharajah Shri Bhojrajsinhji Bhagwatsinhji
      Sahib of Gondal, and his wife, HH
      Maharani Raj Kunverba Saheb, and had issue. He died before
      1971.

      • HH Maharani Indira Devi, married 12th December 1941 (as
        his second wife), Lt.
        HH Maharaja
        Rajendra
        Prakash Bahadur of Sirmur.
      • HH Rani Saheb Drupad Kumari, married 20th February 1944,
        HH Maharaja Bir Pratap Singh Deo of Sonepur,
        and had issue.
      • HH Maharani Gita Kumari, married 30th January 1948, HH
        Umdae Rajhae
        Buland
        Makan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sumar Singhji of Kishangarh.
      • Kumari Rajendra Kumari
      • Kumari Brinda Kumari, married Maharajkumar Yashwant Singh
        of Alwar,
        and has issue.
      • Kumari Gayatri Kumari [HH Maharani Gayatri Devi of
        Chhota-Udaipur], married 1960, HH Maharawal Shri Virendrasinhji
        Natwarsinhji Sahib of Chhota-Udaipur.
      • Thakore Sahib Shri Shivendrasinhji Bahadursinhji (qv)

 

    1. Thakore Sahib Shri
      SHIVENDRASINHJI BAHADURSINHJI
      , 27th Thakore
      Sahib of Palitana 196x/196x, born 23rd September 1936, married
      Thakorani Sonia (née Sahni). He died sp
      possibly in the 1990’s.

 

  1. 28th Thakore
    Sahib of Palitana 199x/- (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Thakore S. Sinhji of Adpur, married Thakurani Makunvarba
    Sahiba of Dharampur, and had issue.

    • Kumari Shri Jayvant Kunvar Ba Sahiba, married Thakur
      Harishchandrasinhji of Malia, and had
      issue.

      • Kumari Shri Pramila Kunvar Ba Sahiba, married Kumar
        Shri Balwantsinhji Sahebsinhji (see below)
    • Kumari Shri Chandra Kunvar Ba Sahiba, married Thakur
      Sahebsinhji Vaghela of Gangad, and had issue.

      • Kumar Shri Balwantsinhji Sahebsinhji, married Kumari
        Shri Pramila Kunvar Ba Sahiba of Malia (see above).
  • Kumar Shri Sir Jayvantsinhji Gohil, C.B.E., married and had
    issue.
    He died 1995.

    • Kumar Shri Jaydevsinhji Jayvantsinhji Gohel, educated at
      Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1960)
    • Kumar Shri Mayurdhwajsinhji Jayvantsinhji Gohel, educated
      at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1960); Director
      and CEO of the Asia-Pacific Foundation, Associate Fellow with RUSI,
      member of the University of Paris, International Scientific Advisory
      Board, member of the United Nations ‘Roster of Experts’ at its
      Terrorism Prevention Branch, Secretary of the South Asia secretariat of
      the Next Century Foundation; married
      19th February 1973, Maharaj
      Kumari Rajyashree Kumari, born 4th June 1953, daughter of HH
      Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar
      Narendra Shiromani
      Maharajah Sri Dr. Karni Singh Bahadur of Bikaner,
      and his wife, HH
      Maharani Sushila Kumari, and has issue, one son and one daughter.

      • Kumari Shri
        Anupama Kumari, born 24th April 1974.
      • Kumar Shri
        Sajjansinhji Mayurdhwajsinhji Gohel, born 16th May 1980, educated at
        the London School of Economics; Director of International Security for
        the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation.
  • HH Rani Kasi Kunwarba
    Sahiba, married (as his fourth wife), HH Raj Sahib Mansinhji II
    Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra.
  • Thakorani Bajirajba Sahiba, married HH Thakore Sahib Waghji
    II Ravaji of Morvi.

 

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