KUTLEHAR (Princely State and Jagir)

LOCATION: Himachal Pradesh AREA: xx sq.km. VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: xx RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Pal lineage - Kutleharia clan SEAT: xx ACCESSION: 1957

PRESENT RULER:
Raja Saheb Shri BUDHESHWAR PALJI Bahadur, present Raja Saheb of Kutlehar since 20th July 2014.
born 6th July 1956 at New Delhi, he was installed on the gaddi of Kutlehar on 4th August 2014 at Chandigarh, married 1stly (div.), February 1980 in New Delhi, Maharajkumari Kanika Kumari, daughter of HH Bisam-Samar-Bijayi Mahamahodya Pancha-Srijukta Maharaja Kirit Bikram Kishore Dev Varman Manikya Bahadur of Tripura, and his first wife, HH Maharani Padma Raje, married 2ndly, 27th February 1982, Rajkumari Bhuvaneshwari Kumari [Tikka Rani Bhuvaneshwari Kumari of Kutlehar], daughter of Rana Ran Bahadur Singh Jandaive of Balsan, and his second wife, Rani Vidya Kumari, and has issue, (by second marriage), two sons.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Kutlehar was the smallest of the Kangra Kingdoms, with its origins dating from 750AD, and founded by a Brahmin from Sambhal near Moradabad, who acquired temporal power and subsequently, Rajput status (according to Mr. Barnes), while family traditional history claims descent from Raja Gobind Pal of Poona in legendary antiquity and who traced his descent from the Moon. Kutlehar kingdom was annexed in 1825 and the Raja was granted a Jagir to the value of 10,000Rs. Depradations by the Katoch, Jaswal and Kahlur Rajas, prevented Kutlehar from expanding, and with the Sikh conquest, Kutlehar capitulated quickly along with all the rest of the Kingdoms in the Kangra Valley. The rulers and estate holders were..