JEYPORE (Zamindari)


AREA: 29,852 kmē REVENUE: ACCESSION: 29th December 1952
LOCATION: Madras (Vizagapatam Dist.) DYNASTY: Sankara RELIGION: Hindu
POPULATION: 442,454 (1901)




PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE:
PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: Originally, the predecessor state was the Kingdom of the Silavamsis, which lost its independence in 1571, becoming tributary to the Qutbshahi Sultans of Golconda. The Estate of Jeypore was taken over by the Government of Orissa (#1). Rulers and estate holders were....
  • Sri Raja VINAYAK DEO, Raja of Nandapur 1443/1476, founder of Jeypore/Jeypur about 1450, descendant of Raja Kanaka Sena, King of Jammu, said to have married a daughter of the last Silavansi Raja of Orissa, Sri Raja Pratap Ganga Raju, and had issue. He died 1476.
    • Sri Raja Viziachandra Krishna Deo (qv)
  • Sri Raja VIZIACHANDRA KRISHNA DEO, Raja of Nandapur 1476/1510, married and had issue. He died 1510.
    • Sri Raja Bhariva Deo (qv)
  • Sri Raja BHARIVA DEO, Raja of Nandapur 1510/1527, born 1486, married and had issue. He died 1527.
    • Sri Raja Vishwanadha Deo (qv)
  • Sri Raja VISHWANADHA DEO, Raja of Nandapur 1527/1571, married and had issue.
    • Sri Raja Balarama Deo (qv)
  • Sri Raja BALARAMA DEO, Raja of Nandapur 1571/1597, married and had issue.
    • Sri Raja Yeshovanta Deo (qv)
  • Sri Raja YESHOVANTA DEO, Raja of Nandapur 1597/1610
  • Sri Raja KRISHNA DEO, Raja of Nandapur 1610/1648, born about 1592, died 1648.
  • Sri Maharaja VIKRAM DEO I, Raja of Jeypore 1648/1669, transferred the capital from Nandapur to Jeypore and constructed a fort there, married and had issue.
    • Sri Maharaja Krishna Deo (qv)
    • Sri Raja Yeshovanta Deo, married and had issue.
      • Sri Raja (name unknown) Deo, married and had issue.
        • Sri Maharaja Raghunath Krishna Deo (qv)
  • Sri Maharaja KRISHNA DEO, Raja of Jeypore 1669/1672, married and had issue.
    • Sri Maharaja Vishwambhara Deo I (qv)
    • Sri Maharaja Mallakimardhana Krishna Deo (qv)
    • Sri Maharaja Hari Deo (qv)
    • Sri Maharaja Balarama Deo I (qv)
  • Sri Maharaja VISHWAMBHARA DEO I, Raja of Jeypore 1672/1676, died sp 1676.
  • Sri Maharaja MALLAKIMARDHANA KRISHNA DEO,Raja of Jeypore 1676/1681
  • Sri Maharaja HARI DEO, Raja of Jeypore 1681/1684, died 1684.
  • Sri Maharaja BALARAMA DEO I, Raja of Jeypore 1684/1686, married and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Sri Maharaja Raghunath Krishna Deo (qv)
  • Sri Maharaja RAGHUNATH KRISHNA DEO, Raja of Jeypore 1686/1708, he succeded by adoption; married and had issue.
    • Sri Maharaja Ramchandra Deo I (qv)
    • Sri Maharaja Balarama Deo II (qv)
    • Sri Maharaja Vishwambhara Deo II (qv)
    • Sri Maharaja Lala Krishna Deo (qv)
    • Sri Maharaja Vikram Deo II (qv)
  • Sri Maharaja RAMCHANDRA DEO I, Raja of Jeypore 1708/1711, died 1711.
  • Sri Maharaja BALARAMA DEO II, Raja of Jeypore 1711/1713, died 1713.
  • Sri Maharaja VISHWAMBHARA DEO II, Raja of Jeypore 1713/-
  • Sri Maharaja LALA KRISHNA DEO, Raja of Jeypore 1752/1758
  • Sri Maharaja VIKRAM DEO II, Raja of Jeypore 1758/1779, he acquired the additional Zamindari of Panchipenta, he was successful in driving out the French from Malkangiri area and the Marathas from the Umerkote belt; married and had issue.
    • Sri Maharaja Ramchandra Deo II (qv)
    • Sri Kumar Jagannath Deo, through a permanent settlement, he was granted the estates of Nowrangpur (now Nabarangpur) and Gudari, by his brother, Sri Maharaja Ramchandra Deo II; married and had issue.
      • Sri Kumar Arjun Deo of Nabarangpur, died sp.
    • Sri Kumar Narasingh Deo, through a permanent settlement, he was granted the estates of Nowrangpur (now Nabarangpur) and Gudari, by his brother, Sri Maharaja Ramchandra Deo II; married and had issue. He died 1832.
      • Sri Kumar Chaitanya Deo, Zamindar of Gudari 1832/1876, he was a benevolent zamindar, having started forests and planted groves, diug wells and tanks and built temples in many parts of the estate; married 1stly, Rani (name unknown) Devi, married 2ndly, Rani Pappayama Devi, she died sp in 1901, Married 3rdly, Rani Sulochna Pattamahadei, she died sp 28th March 1911. He died sp 1876, after which the estate was reclaimed by the Maharaja of Jeypore in 1896, a court case followed and in a compromse in 1904, the estates of Nowrangpur and Gudari were granted to the surviving Rani for her life, after which it was to revert to the Maharaja of Jeypore.
  • Sri Maharaja RAMCHANDRA DEO II, Raja of Jeypore 1779/1825, married and had issue. He died 1825
    • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Vikram Deo III (qv)
  • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja VIKRAM DEO III, Raja of Jeypore 1825/1860, married and had issue. He died 10th August 1860.
    • Sri Maharaja Ramchandra Deo III (qv)
    • Sri Kumar Vishwambhara Devu Maharajulungaru, married Sri Rani Ammimaha Devi Garu, died 1895, daughter of Sri Raja Krishna Bhupathi Devu Garu, Zamindar of Madugulu, and his Junior wife, Sri Rani Nilami Pattamahadevi Garu, and had issue.
      • Sri Rani Rajendramani Devi Garu, Zamindarani of Madugulu 1901/-;
    • Sri Kumar Krishnachandra Devu Pedda Dugaraju Maharajulungaru, married and had issue.
      • Sri Kumar Vikrama Devu Garu, Zamindar of Madugulu -/1905; he was adopted in 1876 by the Senior widow of Sri Raja Krishna Bhupathi Devu Garu, Zamindar of Madugulu; married Srimati Chandramoni Pattamahadevi Rani Saheba, Zamindarani of Madgole 1905/after 1928. He died 1905.
  • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja RAMCHANDRA DEO III Garu, Raja of Jeypore 1860/1889, born 1843, he was granted the title of Maharaja for personal use on 2nd December 1875 (#2), married Maharani Lakshmi Devi Rajeshwari, and had issue. He died 1889.
    • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Vikram Deo IV (qv)
  • Sri
                    Sri Sri Maharaja VIKRAM DEO IVSri Sri Sri Maharaja VIKRAM DEO IV Azem Maharaja Yujad ud-daula Mahabat Assar Yedal Yemeenay Salatnut Samsamay Killapathay Islam Sri Jhadkhand Badusha, Raja of Jeypore 1889/1920, born 1875, educated privately, confirmed in the succession on 27th November 1895, the title of Raja was made hereditary in December 1890, he was granted the title of Maharaja for personal use in 1896; the Maharaja contributed 40% of the cost of a bridge over the Indravati River in 1917 which provided a direct link with the rest of the Zamindari of Jeypore and beyond; married 1893, Sri Sita Patta Maharani, a Princess of Chota-Nagpur or Surguja, and had issue. He died 1920.
    • Lt. Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Ramchandra Deo IV (qv)
  • Lt. Sri Sri Sri Maharaja RAMCHANDRA DEO IV, Raja of Jeypore 1920/1931, born 31st December 1893, married 1913, Shri Lakshmi Patta Maharani, daughter of Maharaja Bahadur Sir Bhagwati Prasad Singh of Balrampur. He died sp in June 1931.
  • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja VIKRAM DEO V, Raja of Jeypore 1931/1951, born 1869 in Sri Mukhalingam, son of Sri Raja Krishna Chandra Deo; pro-Chancellor of both Andhra (1937/1951) and Utkal Universities, donating annually, money towards the recurring expenses of the AU College of Science and Technology, as a result, it was renamed the Jeypore Vikrama Deo College of Science and Technology in his honour; married and had issue. He died spm on 15th April 1951.
    • Maharajkumari (name unknown), married and had issue.
      • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Rama Krishna Deo (qv)
  • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja RAMA KRISHNA DEO, Raja of Jeypore [15.4.1951] - [11.3.2006]; married Rani Rama Kumari, daughter of Rajkumar Dr. Raghubir Sinh of Sitamau, and his wife, Rajkumarani Mohan Kumari, and had issue. He died 11th March 2006.
    • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Shakti Vikram Deo (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Vibhuti Bhushan Deo, married Kumari Sarika Devi, and has issue.
      • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Vishveshwar Chandrachud Deo (qv)
  • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja SHAKTI VIKRAM DEO, Maharaja of Jeypore [11.3.2006] - [27.11.2006], married 7th May 1987 at Udaipur, Maharani Mayank Kumari Deo [now Rajmata Mayank Kumari Deo of Jeypore], born 20th June 1961 in Udaipur, B.A. (Eng. Hons.), M.L. (International Law), Past President of Rotary Club, Visakhapatnam and Life member of INTACH, daughter of Maharaj Mandhata Singhji of Deogarh, second son of Rao Saheb Rawat Sangram Singhji of Deogarh, and his wife, Rani Govind Kumari, daughter of Thakur Sahib Sawant Singhji of Baneria, Rajasthan, and had issue, one daughter. He died 27th November 2006.
    • Kumari Lalit Lavang Latika Deo
  • Sri Sri Sri Maharaja VISHVESHWAR CHANDRACHUD DEO, Maharaja of Jeypore
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Sri Raja Krishna Bhupathi Devu Garu, Zamindar of Madugulu 1832/1875, married 1stly, Sri Rani Sitha Pattamahadevi Garu, Zamindarani of Madugulu 1875/1901, died 24th May 1901, married 2ndly, Sri Rani Nilami Pattamahadevi Garu (sister of the first wife), died 1886, and had issue, as well as adoptive issue. He died 25th December 1875.
    • Sri Rani Ammimaha Devi Garu (by Sri Rani Nilami), married Sri Kumar Vishwambhara Devu Maharajulungaru, and had issue (see above). She died 1895.
    • (A) Sri Kumar Vikrama Devu Garu, adopted in 1876, son of Sri Kumar Krishnachandra Devu Pedda Dugaraju Maharajulungaru of Jeypore (see above.
  • Maharajkumar Bidyadhar Singh Deo, married Kumari Manisha Singh Deo, and has issue, two children.
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1. Taken over by the State of Orissa under Section 3 (1) of the Orissa Estates Abolition Act 1951 (Orissa Act I of 1952), on the 29th December 1952.
2. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 571