|Predecessors and Short History: The
was founded about 1529 by a scion of the Khurda family.
The Raja maintains a military force of 343 infantry and 8
guns. Rulers were...
- Unknown, married and had issue.
- Raja Govinda Singh Bidyadhar, he was appointed
Prime Minister to the Raja of Orissa, and eventually
succeeded as Raja Govindaraja Vidyadhara Deva of
Orissa in 1541.
- Raja Hari Singh Bidyadhar (qv)
- Raja Janardan Singh Bidyadhar, he was appointed
Finance Minister to the Raja of Orissa.
- Raja HARI SINGH
Bidyadhar, 1st Raja of Dhenkanal 1529/1584,
he came to Puri from Paschim, with his two brothers,
and was appointed Commander of the Army by the Raja of
Orissa; later he was granted as a jagir, a strip of
land called Karamol-Patna, to which he added Dhenkanal
after overthrowing the last Bhanja Raja; he was
granted the title of Raisingha Bharamarbar Ray by the
Raja of Puri; married and had issue. He died 1584.
- Raja Loknath Rai Singh Bharamarbar (qv)
- Raja LOKNATH Rai
Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 2nd Raja of Dhenkanal
1584/1615 or 1585/1606, his reign was peaceful, and
was noted for the foundation of the temple of Baldev
Jew, still the most important shrine in Dhenkanal;
married and had issue.
- Raja Balbhadra Rai Singh Bharamarbar (qv)
- Raja BALBHADRA Rai
Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 3rd Raja of Dhenkanal
1615/1641 or 1606/1632, he annexed a portion of the
adjoining Talcher state.
- Raja NILAKANTH Rai
Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 4th Raja of Dhenkanal
1641/1682 or 1632/1652, a peaceful reign, during which
the Nilakanthapur Sasan was established; married and
- Raja Nrusinha Rai Singh Bhramarbar Rai (qv)
- Raja NRUSINGH Rai
Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 5th Raja of Dhenkanal
1682/1708 or 1652/1694, he defeated the Raja of
Madhupur in battle and annexed a portion of his state;
he further extended the area of Dhenkanal by attaching
parts of Keonjhar, Athgarh, Tigria and Sukhinda;
- Raja KUNJA BEHARI
Rai Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 6th Raja of
Dhenkanal 1708/1728 or 1694/1720
- Raja BRAJA BEHARI
Bhramarbar, 7th Raja of Dhenkanal 1728/1741
- Raja DAMODAR Rai
Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 8th Raja of Dhenkanal
1741/1743 or 1744/1746
- Raja TRILOCHAN
SINGH Mahendra Bahadur, 9th Raja of Dhenkanal
1743/1785 or 1756/1798 or 1746/1788, he quarelled with
the Raja of Nagpur over a disagreement in payment of
tribute, troops were sent by the Subedar to Dhenkanal
but were defeated, the Subedar then asked the Raja of
Nagpur for more troops and a large army was sent in
1781, the result was indecisive but in the ensuing
treaty the tribute was halved and the Raja of
Dhenkanal was honoured by the granting of the title of
Mahendra Bahadur by the Maharaja of Puri (the title of
Rai Singh Bhramarbar Rai was then reserved for the
Yuvaraj); married and had issue.
- Raja Dayanidhi Mahendra Bahadur (qv)
- Raja DAYANIDHI
Mahendra Bahadur, 10th Raja of Dhenkanal
1785/1796 or 1788/1798, his reign was a peaceful one.
- Raja RAM CHANDRA
Mahendra Bahadur, 11th Raja of Dhenkanal
1796/1807 or 1798/1812
- Raja KRISHNA
CHANDRA Mahendra Bahadur, 12th Raja of
Dhenkanal 1807/1822 or 1812/1822
- Raja SHYAM CHANDRA
Mahendra Bahadur [or Shyam Sundar], 13th Raja
of Dhenkanal 1822/1832
- Maharaja BHAGIRATH
Mahendra Bahadur, 14th Raja of Dhenkanal
1832/1877, born 1823, a profound scholar of high
Sanskrit learning, an able administrator, a patron of
learning and of industrial improvements, a man of rare
intellect, high morals, exemplary character, and of
liberal views, he restored all administrative reforms
and secured order by settling the tenure of the State
and by introducing working methods and the keeping of
accounts in the various departments; the establishment
of all public institutions such as schools,
dispensaries, jails, and courts, was undertaken by
him; and by virtue of his successful reign he was
created Maharaja by the British Government in 1869; he
donated substantially towards the establishment of
public institutions abroad, such as the Ravenshaw
College of Cuttack, the Cuttack Printing Company, and
medical schools, and to several pandits and scholars;
he was charitable to the poor and needy, and dispensed
justice in an impartial and even-handed manner; he was
a successful sportsman and a keen shot, and he killed
no fewer than 352 tigers during his lifetime; married
and had adoptive issue. He died 1877.
- (A) Raja
Dinabandhu Mahendra Bahadur (qv)
- Raja DINABANDHU
Mahendra Bahadur, Raja of Dhenkanal
1877/1885, younger son of Raja Pitamber Deo of Baudh; married a Princess
of Bonai, and had
issue. He died 1885.
- Raja Shura Pratap Singh Dev Mahendra Bahadur (qv)
- Raja SHURA PRATAP
SINGH Dev Mahendra Bahadur, 20th Raja of
Dhenkanal 1885/1918, born 13th February 1885 (#3 p.204), succeeded 29th
August 1885 (#1)
or 28th August 1885 (#3 p.204)
under the management of the Court of Wards until 13th
February 1906 (#3 p.212),
educated at the Ravenshaw Collegiate School; placed in
charge of his state in 1906; married 24th February
1902 (#3 p.212), Rani
Krushna Priya Devi, daughter of Tikayat Nruparaj Singh
Deo of Seraikella,
and had issue, six sons. He died 16th October 1918.
- Raja Shankar Pratap Singh Dev Mahendra Bahadur
- Rajkumar Pattayet Sahib Narsingh Pratap Singh Deo
(+), married Pattayet Rani Jatan Kumari Devi (+),
daughter of Rao Bahadur Thakur Shivnath Singhji of Bera in Marwar, and his
second wife,Rani Narendar Kanwar, and had issue.
- Kumar Arjendu Pratap Singh Deo, married 1stly
(div.), Kumari Laxmi Kumari, daughter of the Raja
Saheb of Sallyan in Nepal, married 2ndly,
Rajkumari Chandra Kumari, daughter of Capt.
Maharaj Mohan Singhji of Raoti, and his wife,
Rani Nain Kanwar Sodisa, and has further issue,
two sons and two daughters.
- Kumar Sagar Singh Deo (by Kumari Laxmi Kumari)
- Rani Saheba Jogmaya Devi, married Maharaj Sahib
Narpat Singhji of Idar,
and had issue. She died 6th September 2015.
- Maharaj Karan Singh, married R.
Aradhana Kumari of Deogarh, Rajasthan, and has
- Kri. Rani R. Jhala, married Kr. Jaideep
Jhala of Tana, Rajasthan, and has issue.
- Maharaj Raj Rathod (Prithviraj)
- Maharaj Manjit Singh, married R.
Antoinette de lamotte, and has issue.
- Raj Kumar Sri Shesh Pratap Singh Deo (+), married
Raj Kumari Mohan Devi (+), daughter of Rao Ranjit
Singhji of Kushalgarh,
Rajasthan, and had issue, two daughters and one son.
- Kumari Kamlesh Devi (Kolkata, India)
- Kumari Amaresh Devi, married Kumar Har Mohan
Singh Roy, retired General Manager of United
Commercial Bank, and has issue, three sons.
- Ambar Singh Roy, journalist, married
and has issue.
- Arup Singh Roy (+), married, and had
issue, one son.
- Anirudha Singh Roy
- Kumar Ranendra Pratap Singh Deo, married
Rajkumari Kavita Devi, daughter of Raja Brajraj
Kshatriya Birbar Chamupati Singh Mahapatra of Tigiria, and his
wife, Rani Rasmanjari Devi, and has issue, one son
and one daughter.
- Kumar Jeetendra Pratap Singh Deo, born 1969,
married Kumari Nabonita Devi, daughter of Thakur
Gajendra Singh of Dhamotar,
and his wife, Thakurain Devendra Kumari, and has
issue, one daughter.
- Kumari Mridvika, aged 7 years (2007).
- Kumari Aparna Devi, born 1972, married in
Pachlana, Kumar Vrish Kirti Rathore, and has
issue, one daughter.
- Raj Kumar Brajesh Pratap Singh Deo (+), adopted by
Rajmata Indumati Debi of Dompada on 18th December
1922, and succeeded there as Raja Amarendra Mansingh
Bhramabar Rai, Raja Saheb of Dompada,
married Rani Pritam Kumari, daughter of Rao Ranjit
Singhji of Kushalgarh
in Rajasthan, and had issue, one daughter.
- Rani Indira Devi, married Raja Rajendra Chandra
Mardraj Harichandan of Nilgiri, and has
issue, two sons and one daughter.
- Raj Kumar Gaurendra Pratap Singh Deo (+), married
Raj Kumari Pratibha Devi of Raidihi, a Zamindari of
Kharswan, and has issue, three sons.
- Kumar Sailaja Shankar Singh Deo, married to
Rajkumari Jaishree Devi, daughter of Raja Birendra
Bijoy Malla Ugal Sanda Deb of Jhargram, and his
wife, Rani Indira Debi, and has issue, two married
- Kumar Bhawani Shankar Singh Deo, retired
Executive Director of National Aluminium Co. Ltd.;
married Rajkumari Sucharumoni Devi, daughter of
Sri Raja Vyricharla Durga Prasad Deo Raju Bahadur
Garu of Kurupam,
and his wife, Rani Vyricharla Sobhalata Devi, and
has issue, two sons.
- Kumar Sujit Singh Deo
- Kumar Sameer Singh Deo
- Wg.-Cdr Kumar Biroja Shankar Singh Deo, married
Kumar Rani Alaknanda Devi, daughter of Maharaj
Sajjan Singhji of Jodhpur,
and his wife, Rani Ratan Kanwar, and has issue,
- Rajkumar Samarendra Pratap Singh Deo (+), married
Rajkumar Rani Nirmala Devi, daughter of the Thakur
Saheb of Eral in Gujarat, and had issue, one
- Kumari Gayatri Devi, married Kumar Sachindra
Narayan Singh Deo of Panchkote, and has issue, two
- Raja SHANKAR PRATAP
SINGH Dev Mahendra Bahadur, Raja of Dhenkanal
1918/1965, born 15th November 1904 (#3
p.212) (5th November 1904 (#2))
and succeeded 16th October 1918, educated at Cambridge
College (Senior), Rajkumar College, Raipur and
Ravenshaw College, Cuttack (B.A.); topped in India in
the Chiefs College Diploma Examinations in 1922,
Member of the Chamber of Princes 1929/1946; Member of
the Orissa Legislative Assembly 1957/1961 and Member
of the Rajya Sabha [3.4.1964] - [3.8.1965]; he
songs, and authored books, including "Message of Gita"
in English and a handbook of Police
Mand; Member of Standing Committee of the Rural
Council, Eastern State Agency; his interest in
philosophy led to Philosophical research, discussion
on Vedanta Philosophy, Bhakti Cultures and Aurobindo
Philosophy; his other interests, included:- Riding
and Driving, Shooting, Writing
and composing Poems in Oriya; married Rani Shrimati
Ratna Prabha Devi, born 11th December 1909, died 27th
April 2001, daughter of Raja Aditya Pratap Singh Deo
of Seraikella, and
his wife, Rani Padmini Kumari Devi, and had issue, two
sons. He died 3rd August 1965.
- Brig.(retd) Raja Kamakshya Prasad Singh Deo
Mahendra Bahadur (qv)
- Raj Kumar Pattayet Matru Prasad Singh Deo, married
Pattayet Rani Basanti Devi, daughter of Kumar Govind
Pratap Singh Deo, of Nuagarh in Seraikella, and
has issue, two sons and two daughters.
- Kumar Saheb Harsh Vardhan Singh Deo, married
Kumar Rani Chandrika Kumari, elder daughter of
Maharaj Dileep Singh of Jobat,
and his wife, Rani Bhubaneshwari Devi, and has
issue, one son and one daughter.
- Kumar Som Kirti Singh Deo, studying at Ooty
- Kumari Nilambika Kumari.
- Kumar Rani Padmini Devi, married to Lt.-Col.
Kumar Sanjay Shah Deo of Ratu (Chota Nagpur),
and has issue, two daughters.
- Kumari Akansha
- Kumari Anukriti
- Kumar Sahib Rajiv Lochan Singh Deo, married
Kumar Rani Sushmita Devi, daughter of Kumar
Kamkshya Pratap Singh Deo of Panchkote.
- Kumar Rani Rukmini Devi, married to Kumar Kirti
Dev Singh of Nagod,
and has issue, one daughter.
- Brig.(retd) Raja
KAMAKSHYA PRASAD SINGH Deo Mahendra Bahadur,
Raja of Dhenkanal (see above)