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JAWHAR (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)


AREA: 797.72 kmē PRIVY PURSE: Rs124,000 ACCESSION: 10th June 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Mukne Religion: Hindu
VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: 57,261 (1941)
REVENUE: Rs4,00,000
AGENCY: Thana Agency (1930)



PRESENT RULER: HH Shrimant Raja MAHENDRASINHRAO, 21st and present Raja of Jawhar since 2015 (The Jai Vilas Palace, Jawhar, Maharashtra, India)
married and has issue, two sons.
  • Yuvraj Jaidevrao Mukne
  • Rajkumar Martanrao Mukne
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state was founded by Jaideorao Maharaj Mukne on the 5th June 1343 when he was granted the title of Raja Shrimant and Shah by the Emperor of Delhi. The Raja maintains a military force of 8 cavalry and 25 infantry (in 1893). Rulers were...
  1. Shrimant Raja JAIDEORAO MAHARAJ MUKNE [Paupera aka Jayaba], 1st Raja of Jawhar 1294/1343, married Rani Mohanabai, daughter of Uddajirao of Dharmagad, and had issue, two sons.
    • Shrimant Raja Nemshah I (qv)
    • Kumar Holkarrao Mukne, married and had issue.
      • Kumar (name unknown) Mukne, married and had issue.
        • Shrimant Raja Krishnashah I (qv)
      • Kumar Dasiputra Mukne [Deoraj], captured by the Bahmani Sultan Ahmed Shah (1422/1435), and forcibly converted to Islam.

  2. Shrimant Raja NEMSHAH I, 2nd Raja of Jawhar 1343/-, he succeeded on 5th June 1343 with the titles of Shrimant Raja and Shah, married and had issue.
    • Shrimant Raja Bhimshah [Bhimrao] (qv)

  3. Shrimant Raja BHIMSHAH [Bhimrao], 3rd Raja of Jawhar, married and had issue.
    • Shrimant Raja Mohamedshah [Deobarao],

  4. Shrimant Raja MOHAMEDSHAH [Deobarao], 4th Raja of Jawhar, captured, along with his cousin, by the Bahmani Sultan Ahmed Shah (1422/1435), he was sentenced to death, but the Sultans daughter had become captivated by the young Raja, and pleaded with her father to spare the Raja's life. The Sultan agreed, provided that the Raja converted to Islam. The Raja agreed to these terms, married the Sultan's daughter and returned to Jawhar, ruling until his death, though he never was installed on the gaddi.

  5. Shrimant Raja KRISHNASHAH I, 5th Raja of Jawhar, selected by the Sardars of the state as the Raja of Jawhar in preference to the sons of Raja Mohamedshah, who were Muslim, he married and had issue.
    • Shrimant Raja Nemshah II (qv)

  6. Shrimant Raja NEMSHAH II, 6th Raja of Jawhar, married and had issue.
    • Shrimant Raja Vikramshah I (qv)

  7. Shrimant Raja VIKRAMSHAH I, 7th Raja of Jawhar -/1678, he maintained a small fleet of boats near Sanjan to check Portuguese piracy, wyo were forced to pay chauth (tribute) for the Nagar Haveli area, he joined forces with Chatrapati Shivaji at Shirpaumal in Jawhar, and helped in the Maratha plunder of Surat in 1664, married and had issue. He died 1678 in battle against Moropant Pingle at Salher.
    • Shrimant Raja Patangshah I (qv)

  8. Shrimant Raja PATANGSHAH I, 8th Raja of Jawhar 1678/-, married and had issue.
    • Shrimant Raja Krishnashah II (qv)
    • Kumar Lavjirao Mukne, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Khandojirao Mukne, married and had issue.
        • Kumar Trimbakrao Mukne, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Deobararo Mukne, he commanded the Jawhar army outside Jawhar territory in 1857. He joined the rebels, was arrested and tried by the British authorities, and imprisoned in Ahmednagar Fort where he died; he married and had issue.
            • Kumar Madhavrao Mukne, married and had issue.
              • Kumar Shankarrao Mukne [Govindrao], married and had issue.
                • Kumar Narayanrao Mukne
                • Kumar Shankarrao Mukne of Nandgaon, he is in receipt of an annual grant of Rs500 from the state.
                • Kumar Ganpatrao Mukne
              • Kumar Malharrao Mukne, adopted by Rani Lakshmi Bai Saheb, the widow of Shrimant Raja Vikramshah IV, and succeeded to the Jawhar gaddi as Shrimant Raja Patangshah IV Vikramshah [Malharrao] (see below).

  9. Shrimant Raja KRISHNASHAH II, 9th Raja of Jawhar, married 1stly, Rani Saikuwar, married 2ndly, Rani Mohankuwar, and had issue.
    • Shrimant Raja Vikramshah II (qv)

  10. Shrimant Raja VIKRAMSHAH II, 10th Raja of Jawhar -/1742, married and had adoptive issue. He died 1742.
    • (A) Shrimant Raja Krishnashah III [Malojirao] (qv)

  11. Shrimant Raja KRISHNASHAH III [MALOJIRAO], 11th Raja of Jawhar 1742/1758, he succeeded by adoption, rebuilt the Nagarkhana in Jawhar, married Rani Rajasbai, committed sati in 1758, and had issue. He was killed 1758.
    • Shrimant Raja Patangshah II [Gangadharrao] (qv)

    INTERREGNUM, Management by the Peshwa 1758/1768

  12. Shrimant Raja PATANGSHAH II [GANGADHARRAO], 12th Raja of Jawhar 1768/1798, he was forced to enter into a treaty with the Peshwa in 1782, confirming him in his possessions; married and had issue, three sons. He died 1798.
    • Shrimant Raja Vikramshah III [Malojirao] (qv)
    • Kumar Madhavrao Mukne, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Prataprao Mukne, married Kumari Gopikabai, Regent of Jawhar during the minority of Raja Patangshah IV, and had issue.
        • Kumar Narayanrao Mukne, adopted by Shrimant Raja Patangshah III, and succeeded him as Shrimant Raja Vikramshah IV [Madhavrao] (qv)
        • Kumar Raojirao Mukne, adopted by Kumari Gopikabai from a collateral branch of the family, married and had issue.
          • Kumar Yeshwantrao Mukne, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Vilasrao Mukne
            • Kumar Kesharao Mukne
            • Kumar Dattarao Mukne
          • Kumar Mohanrao Mukne, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Jaisinghrao Mukne
            • Kumar Laxmanrao Mukne
          • Kumar Harirao Mukne, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Tulshiram Mukne
          • Kumar Hambirrao Mukne, married and had issue.
            • Kumar Ramchandra Mukne
            • Kumar Pandurangrao Mukne
          • Kumar Balwantrao Mukne
          • Kumar Bhiwarao Mukne
    • Kumar Yashwantrao Mukne

  13. Shrimant Raja VIKRAMSHAH III [MALOJIRAO], 13th Raja of Jawhar 1798/1821, married (amongst others), Rani Anandibai Sahib, and had issue. He died May 1821.
    • Shrimant Raja Patangshah III [Hanumantrao] (qv)

    REGENT, Rani Sagunabai 1821/1842


  14. Shrimant Raja PATANGSHAH III [HANUMANTRAO], 14th Raja of Jawhar 1821/1865, born 1821, he succeeded by adoption, married and had adoptive issue. He died 1865.
    • Shrimant Raja Vikramshah IV [Madhavrao] (qv)

  15. Shrimant Raja VIKRAMSHAH IV [MADHAVRAO], 15th Raja of Jawhar [11.6.1865] - [23.7.1865], born 1839 as Kumar Narayanrao, son of Kumar Prataprao (see above), married Rani Lakshmi Bai Saheb [Muktabai] from the Talegaon family, died after 1865. He died sp on 23rd July 1865.

  16. ADMINISTRATOR, The Mamlatdar of Dahann [23.7.1865] - [29.10.1866]

    MANAGEMENT, Kuvarji Shahpurji [29.10.1866] - [xx.12.1869], Jaisinghrao Angria [xx.3.1870] - [187x] and Shivram Nikant [187x] - [1877]

  17. Shrimant Raja PATANGSHAH IV VIKRAMSHAH [MALHARRAO] ('the Great'), 16th Raja of Jawhar [11.6.1865] - [1905], born 1854/1855, son of Kumar Madhavrao Devrao Mukne (see above), succeeded by adoption on 29th June 1866 (#1), he was invested with ruling powers in 1877; married and had issue. He died 1905.
    • Shrimant Raja Krishnashah IV [Ganpatrao] (qv)
    • Hon. Lt. HH Shrimant Raja Vikramshah V [Martandrao Bhau Saheb] (qv)
    • Kumari Champabai Saheba, married Sardar Tulajirao Mukundrao Bhangre.

  18. Shrimant Raja KRISHNASHAH IV [GANPATRAO], 17th Raja of Jawhar 1905/1917, born 1879, he did much to spread education and to improve the water-supply in the state; married and had issue. He died spm on 16th November 1917.
    • Kumari Sonitai Saheba, married Sardar Pilajirao Laxmanrao Mate.

  19. Hon. Lt. HH Shrimant Raja VIKRAMSHAH V [MARTANDRAO alias Bhau Saheb], 18th Raja of Jawhar 1917/1926, born 17th November 1885, succeeded to the gadi on 16th November 1917, he placed the finances of the state on a sound footing and improved the various departments of the state; Member of the Chamber of Princes; he was granted a herditary salute of 9 guns, married 1stly, Rani Mahalsabai, married 2ndly, Rani Sagunabai, and had issue. He died spm on 16th December 1926 or 10th December 1927.
    • HH Shrimant Raja Patangshah V [Yeshwantrao] Mukne (qv)
    • Kumar Anandrao Mukne
    • Rajkumari Changuna Saheba, married Sardar Anandrao Savalaram Nandkar.

    REGENT [10.12.1927] - [16.1.1938]

  20. Shrimant Raja PATANGSHAH V [YESHWANTRAO]
                    MaharajHH Shrimant Raja PATANGSHAH V [YESHWANTRAO alias Dada Saheb] Mukne, 19th Raja of Jawhar 1927/1978, born 11th December 1917 (#3 p.62) and succeeded to the gadi on 11th December 1927 (#2), he was invested with ruling powers on 16th January 1938, educated at Poona, at Rajkumar College, Rajkot and at Blundell's Old Public School, England; married 8th May 1938 at Jai Vilas Palace in Jawhar, Rajkumari Kamala Bai [HH Rani Priyamvande of Jawhar] of Jath, and had issue. He died 1978.
    • HH Shrimant Raja Digvijaysinhrao (qv)
    • Rajkumari Asharaje, married Shri Fatehsinh Rane of Sankli in Goa, and has issue, three daughters.
      • Kumari Varunadevi
      • Kumari Ratnadevi
      • Kumari Kartikadevi
    • Rajkumari Premaraje, married Wala Shri Bhupendrasinh Vala of Khijadia, and has issue.
      • Yuvaraj Shri Sukhdevsinh Vala
      • Kumar Shri Udaysinh Vala, married Kumari Anuradha Chudasama from Gondal, Gujarat.
      • Kumar Shri Ajaysinh (Omkar) Vala

  21. HH Shrimant Raja DIGVIJAYSINHRAO, 20th Raja of Jawhar, born 5th January 1940, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1958); married HH Rani Sahiba Indiraraje, and had issue.
    • Yuvaraj Mahendrasinrao Mukne, he succeeded as HH Shrimant Raja Mahendrasinhrao Mukne (qv)
    • Rajkumari Padminiraje Mukne

  22. HH Shrimant Raja MAHENDRASINHRAO, 21st and present Raja of Jawhar (see above)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.212
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945
3. "List Of Ruling Princes And Chiefs In Political Relations With The Government Of Bombay And Their Leading Officials Nobles And Personages", Calcutta: Government of India Central Publication Branch, 1931