JILIYA (Thikana)


VILLAGES: 14 REVENUE: ACCESSION:
LOCATION: Jodhpur DYNASTY: Rathore (Mertia clan, Raghunathsinghot sub-clan) RELIGION: Hindu



PRESENT RULER: Thakur INDRABHAN SINGH RATHORE, Tazim Naresh, 13th and present Thakur Saheb of Jiliya since 2004 (Jiliya Fort, Jiliya-Charanwas, via Kuchaman City, Rajasthan, India)
married February 1975, Kunwarani Sajjan Kunwar Sahiba [Thakurani Sajjan Kunwar Sahiba of Jiliya], died 2003, elder daughter of Maharaj Shri Bagh Singh Saheb of Thikana Makrana and Maukala (#5) (Sambharia Chauhan), and his wife, the daughter of Col. Thakur Jawahar Singh Mertia, Thakur of Pachranda in Marwar, and his wife, Thakurani Ram Kanwar of Dhamora in Shekhawati, and has issue, two sons and two daughters.
  • Kunwar Shri Sultan Singh Rathore, born January 1977, educated in Dehradun and Jaipur, married 2003, Kumari Rinku of Bada Gaon, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
    • Bhanwar Yuvraj Singh, born 15th September 2004.
  • Kumari Baiji Lal Rajshree Rathore, born January 1978, educated in Dehradun and Jaipur, married 2003, Vijay Pratap Singh of Zorawar Nagar, and has issue, one son and one daughter.
  • Kumari Baiji Lal Padmani Rathore, born May 1979, educated in Jaipur, married 2005, Dr. Mukesh Shekhawat of Kali Pahari in Rajasthan, and had issue, one daughter. She died in a road accident in 2009.
  • Kunwar Shri Shakti Singh, born May 1980, educated in Jaipur and Jodhpur, married 2006, Kumari Rinku of Gaju, and has issue, one son.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The Thikana was originally known as Abhaypura (#1), but is now known as Jiliya after the name of the village where the seat of the family is situated. The ancestor of the family was Rao Dudaji, fourth son of Rao Jodha, founder of Jodhpur, and his wife Rani Chauhaniji. The estate is one of five thikanas belonging to the descendants of Thakur Raghunath Singh of Maroth. Estate holders were..
  • Thakur RAGHUNATH SINGH, Thakur of Maroth 1658/-, son of Thakur Sanwal Das, and his wife, the daughter of the Thakur Sahib of Bagru-Mahal in Jaipur, he established the Five Magnificent Forts in Maroth near Nawa/Nawan (better known as Panchmahal Maroth), he took part in a number of battles against Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Marwar and his General, Durgadas Rathore, in 1658 after the Battle of Dharmat, he captured the pargana of Maroth from the Gaur Rajputs and established an independent state of about 160 villages, married and had issue, eight sons (three died young), the Raghunathsinghot branch of the Mertia Rathores.
    • Thakur Vijay Singh (eldest son) (qv)
    • Thakur Sabal Singh, founder of Thikana Minda, in the East of Maroth, near the Mendhawa river.
    • Thakur Sher Singh, founder of Thikana Narayanpura, comprising 12 villages, to the South-West of Maroth.
    • Thakur Hatee Singh, founder of Thikana Panchota.
    • Thakur Anand Singh, founder of Thikana Panchwa.
  • Thakur VIJAY SINGH, founder and 1st Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, which was towards the North-West of Maroth, he received half of Maroth estate, 75 Gohro Ki Jagir (1,04,000 Bigha land) and 40 villages of Marot, married 1stly, Thakurani Shekhawatiji of Danta, married 2ndly, Thakurani Shekhawatiji of Dalelpura (Khetri), and had issue, seven sons, the Vijaysinghot branch of the Mertia Rathores.
    • Thakur Padam Singh (by 1st Rani), he was granted the Thikana of Sargoth.
    • Thakur Sukh Singh (by 1st Rani), he was granted the Thikana of Devla.
    • Thakur Gordhan Singh (by 1st Rani), he was granted the Thikana of Kunkarwale.
    • Thakur Badal Singh (by 1st Rani), he was granted the Thikana of Nagar.
    • Thakur Sanwal Singh (by 2nd Rani) (qv)
    • Thakur Lal Singh (by 2nd Rani), he was granted the Thikana of Nawa; he married and had issue, one son that died young, he refused to adopt thinking that that son would die young as well, so his estate reverted to his family,
    • Thakur Fateh Singh (by 2nd Rani), he was granted the Thikana of Lichane.
  • Thakur SANWAL SINGH, 2nd Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Jaswant Singh (qv)
  • Thakur JASWANT SINGH, 3rd Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, during his time Marot State was confiscated, and was later regranted to his second son; married and had issue, four sons.
    • Thakur Pahar Singh, married Baisa Kanak Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Sardar Singh Nathawat of Chomu
    • Thakur Durjan Sal Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Bhawani Singh
    • Thakur Soor Singh
  • Thakur DURJAN SAL SINGH, 4th Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, he was granted Abhaypura after a Sandhi (Treaty) was signed, but the number of villages was reduced to 24; in 1752, on the death of Maharaja Bakhta of Jodhpur, his son Bijay Singh, was proclaimed and installed as Maharaja by Thakur Durjan Sal Singh of Marot (Abhaypura) which was acknowledged not only by the Mughal Emperor, but all the nearby rulers including Bikaner, Kishangarh and Rupnagarh (#2); married and had issue, one son.
    • Thakur Nohan Singh (qv)
  • Thakur NOHAN SINGH, 5th Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, he established Nohanpura village in Shiv-ke-kanker (jungle of Shiv)(#3); married and had issue, three sons.
    • Thakur Chand Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Salamat Singh of Parewari, married and had issue, one son.
      • Thakur Budh Singh, married and had issue, one son.
        • Thakur Kishan Singh, married and had issue, one son.
          • Kunwar Bagh Singh, he was adopted by Thakur Bhagwad Singh and succeeded as Thakur Bagh Singh (qv)
    • Thakur Samdar Singh of Parewari, married and had issue, two sons.
      • Thakur Kilan Singh, married Thakurani (name unknown) of Sangliya, and had issue, two sons.
        • Thakur Sardul Singh, married and had issue, one son.
          • Thakur Nahar Singh (qv)
        • Thakur Sujan Singh, married and had issue, three sons.
          • Thakur Prithvi Singh, married and had issue, one son.
            • Kunwar Bakhtawar Singh, he was adopted by Thakur Bhagwad Singh and succeeded as Thakur Bakhtawar Singh (qv)
          • Thakur Fauj Singh
          • Thakur Mukand Singh
      • Thakur Chiman Singh
  • Thakur CHAND SINGH, 6th Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, married and had issue.
    • Thakur Bhagwad Singh (qv)
  • Thakur BHAGWAD SINGH, 7th Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, he established Chandpura village in Jiliya-kanker (The Jungle of Jiliya) in his father’s name, married 1stly, a Baisa ofDungria, married 2ndly, a Baisa of ThikanaWatka (Jaipur), married 3rdly, a Baisa ofLamiya in Jaipur, and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Thakur Bagh Singh (qv)
  • Thakur BAGH SINGH, 8th Thakur Saheb of Abhaypura, son of Thakur Kishan Singh of Parewari (see above), he succeeded by adoption, married a daughter of the Khangarot Thakur Saheb of Thikana Bichoon in Jaipur, and had adoptive issue.
    • (A) Thakur Nahar Singh (qv)
  • Thakur NAHAR SINGH, 9th Thakur Saheb of Jiliya , son of Thakur Sardul Singh of Parewari (see above), he succeeded by adoption, he left Maroth town (believing it to be cursed) and settled at village Jiliya, hence the Thikana (Abhaypura) also came to be known as Jiliya, and there a son and heir was born to him; married a daughter of the Rajawat Thakur Saheb of Kalwar in Jaipur, and had issue, one son.
    • Thakur Sher Singh (qv)
  • Thakur SHER SINGH, 10th Thakur Saheb of Jiliya, married Thakurani Gopal Kanwar, daughter of Thakur Madho Singh, Thakur Sahib of Mundota, and had adoptive issue. He died sp.
    • (A) Thakur Bakhtawar Singh (qv)
  • Thakur BAKHTAWAR SINGH, 11th Thakur Saheb of Jiliya , son of Thakur Prithvi Singh of Parewari (see above), he was adopted by his childless uncle, Thakur Sher Singhji, as his son and heir, married 1stly, a daughter of Thakur Arjun Singh, Thakur Saheb of Chidasra in Sikar, married 2ndly, Thakurani Sigrath Kanwar, daughter of the Thakur Saheb of Suratpura in Sikar, and had issue, five sons.
    • Thakur Bijay Singh (by 1st wife) (qv)
    • Thakur Saubhagya Singh, of Anatpura (by 2nd wife)
    • Thakur Girdhari Singh, of Anatpur (by 2nd wife)
    • Thakur Umaid Singh, of Anatpur (by 2nd wife)
    • Thakur Pratap Singh, of Anatpur (by 2nd wife)
  • Thakur BIJAY SINGH [Thakursa Shri Bijay Singhji Rathore], 12th Thakur Saheb of Jiliya, Tazeem Naresh Panchmahal Maroth, born about 1916 (1973VS), Thakur Saheb of 14 villages of Panchmahal Maroth, founder of Thikana Jiliya, married 1stly, Thakuranisa Ambika Prasad (Lallan Sahiba Ambika Prasad of Nagod) (#4), daughter of Thakursa Lal Saheb Bhargavendra Singh, Yuvaraj Saheb of Nagod, and his wife, Lal Saheba Ranchod Kunwar of Shankargarh, she had issue, one son (died young) and two daughters, he married 2ndly, 1943, Thakuranisa Lad Kanwar, daughter of Thakursa Pane Singh Khangarot (Bhakarsinghot) of Jadawata, Thakursa of two villages, and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died 17th January 2004.
    • Bada Kumari Shrimati Hem Kanwar (by Thakuranisa Ambika Prasad), married Khangarot Thakur Raghuveer Singh of Seva, and has issue, three sons.
      • Kunwar Bhanwar Singh
      • Kunwar Mool Singh
      • Kunwar Gopal Singh
    • Chhota Kumari Shrimati Sharad Kanwar (by Thakuranisa Ambika Prasad), married Thakur Yadvendra Vikramdev of Gangiasar (Jhunjhunu), and has issue, two sons.
      • Kunwar Sudarshan Vikramdev
      • Kunwar Yogendra Vikramdev
    • Kunwar Hanuwant Singh, he was named after the Maharaja of Jodhpur, died young.
    • Thakur Indrabhan Singh [Thakursa Shri Indrabhan Singh Rathore] (by Thakuranisa Lad Kanwar) (qv)
    • Bada Kumari Shrimati Kiran Kumari (by Thakuranisa Lad Kanwar), born 1946, married February 1968, Brigadier Thakur Umaid Singh Shekhawat of Sarwari in Sikar, eldest son of Col. Thakur Hanuman Singh, Dohri Tazim Thakur of Sarwari, and first in line of succession to the Sikar throne; educated at O.T.A., he was commissioned in the Indian Army into the Rajputana Rifles Regiment. He commanded 13 Raj Rif at Bikaner and later 71 Mountain Brigade at Shahjahanpur. He was also an Instructor at OTA Chennai from 1985 to 1987. He also had a posting as A.Q.M.G in SFF and undertook parajumps, he died in a car accident on 27th December 1987, and has issue, one son.
      • Thakur Dinesh Singh Shekhawat, born in April 1971, educated in Shillong, Chennai, Jodhpur and Jaipur, presently working at Falna, married 1994, andhas issue.
    • Chhota Kumari Shrimati Krishna KumariChhota Kumari Shrimati Krishna Kumari B.A. (by Thakuranisa Lad Kanwar), graduated from Kamla Nehru College, Jodhpur; married 22nd June 1978, Col. Thakur Anand Singh Shekhawat of Mundru, born 11th July 1957 in Mundru, Sikar Distt., Rajasthan, son of Rajshri Thakur Rewat Singhji of Thikana Mundru, and his third wife, Rani Roop Kanwar of Asope; educated Sainik School, Chittorgarh (B.A., N.D.A.), Khadakvasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh, commissioned in the Indian Army in 1979, into the 14th Battalion of Jammu & Kashmir Rifles Regiment. He has excelled in horse riding at the NDA and won Spurs. During his training at IMA Dehradun, he voluntarily undertook five parachute jumps at Sarsawa (U.P). He also learnt Tibetan language during his training at NDA and IMA. He participated in Himalayan Car rally in 1986 and stood First in Desert Rally in 1995. He was given the honour of looking after the security of the Honourable President of India, Shri Giani Zail Singh in 1986 and Shri R. Venkataraman in 1987 during their visits to Army Units. He was also associated with the Security arrangements for the launch of Agni missile tests in 1998 and 1999. He has had staff appointments as General Staff Officer (Intelligence) Grade III in a Mountain Brigade and Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General in an Infantry Division. Besides various appointments in the Indian Army he also served in Defence Research & Development Organisation and the National Cadet Corps; and has issue, a daughter and two sons.
      • Kumari Pooja Shekhawat, born November 1986, educated in Delhi, Kolkata, Dehradun and the Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School, Jaipur; she is a graduate in Law (Stood First at the Institute in Business Law Group scoring 70% marks); has secured First Position in National Essay Competition, 2006 (Senior category) conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru University in collaboration with the Ministry of Personal and Public Grievances and Dept. of Information Technology, awarded by Honourable Governor of Kerala, Mr. H.L. Bhatia; Awarded First Prize in Poetry writing Competition conducted by DRDO, Delhi in 1998-99 by His Excellency the Honourable President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Besides being a keen sports person having been the Best Athlete of her Schools and making new records in M. G. D. Girls' School she has also held the Student Editorship of the A.I.L. Law Journal.
      • Kunwar Shri Vikram Singh, born August 1988, educated in Dehradun, Meerut, Delhi, Kolkata and Jaipur; currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Law from the Army Institute of Law, Mohali (Punjab); he holds the Editorship of the College magazine and is a member of the Institute Placement Cell.
      • Kunwar Shri Ravindra Singh B.Sc., born August 1992, educated in Delhi, Kolkata and Jaipur, Bikaner and A.P.S Dagshai (Shimla).
  • Thakur INDRABHAN SINGH, 13th Thakur Saheb of Jiliya (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Thakurani Mertaniji of Maroth, married (as his first wife), Thakur Chander Singh, 7th Thakur Saheb of Dundlod. She died sp.
  • Rani Mertaniji of Maroth, married (as his first wife), Rao Shiv Singh, 2nd Rao Saheb of Sikar (he married 3rdly, Rani Mertaniji of Loonwa), and had issue.
  • Thakurani Umad Kanwar Mertaniji of Loonwa, married (as his first wife), Thakur Guman Singh, 3rd Thakur Saheb of Danta. She died sp.
  • Thakurani Aney Kanwar Mertaniji of Maroth, married (as his sixth wife), married Thakur Guman Singh, 3rd Thakur Saheb of Danta. She diedsp.
  • Thakurani Mertaniji, daughter of Thakur Raj Singh of Maroth, married (as first wife)Thakur Raj Singh Shekhawat of Khood, and had issue.
  • Rani Siris Kanwar of Maroth,married (as third wife), Raja Kesri Singh, 5th Raja of Khandela. She diedsp.

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1. Probably named after Maharaja Abhai Singh of Jodhpur 1724-1749. The first rulers of Abhaypura and Minda used the Title of Raja. It was confiscated during Thakur Jaswant Singh’s reign. His son Durjan Sal was given Abhaypura back as an Estate (Vassal). Later on, the number of villages was reduced to 24 and then to 14 till AD 1949. The villages were: Maroth Share, Jiliya, Shiv, Anatpura, Aspura, Charanwas, Abhaypura, Daro Ka Was, Sanwat Garh, Mundghasoi, Bataliya, Ghatwa, Parewari, Lichana, Udil/Hudeel (Patta of Hudeel was of Jiliya Thikana, while Isarda (theka or contract to collect money) was given to Ladkhani Shekhawats of Bharija).
2. After him, there is a famous saying, ‘The rock of Dhundhad, The shield of Marwar, Popular in the whole country, Durjan-Sal is great’. The Annals on Rajputana by James Tod , vol. 2, pp. 868,1060,1015,1022,1168
3. Where the Nobles of Abhaypura still own mountains.
4. She was briefly engaged to Rana Chander Singh of Amarkot, Pakistan. Her family members changed their mind later, and on suggestion of Maharaja Sahib of Jodhpur, she was married to Thakur Sahib of Jiliya (Abhaypura).
5. The grand Fort of Maukala and the Jagir were given as gift /dowry to the princess of Pachranda by the Jodhpur Darbar. It was earlier under possession of Kumpawats of Asope but was sequestrated / declared khalsa.