LOCATION: Saurashtra AREA: 777.0 km² PRIVY PURSE: Rs 1,80,000 POPULATION: 58,000 (1921) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 7,44,416 DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Gohil VILLAGES: 91SEAT: Palitana ACCESSION: 15th February 1948
PRESENT RULER: the Thakore Sahib of Palitana (The Palace, Palitana - 464270, Gujarat, India)
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Predecessor state of Sejakpur was founded in 1194. Palitana is a Second Class State and folows the rule of primogeniture. Rulers were...
- Thakore Sahib SEJAKI, Thakore Sahib of Sejakpur 1194/1254 and 1st Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1194/1226, married and had issue. He died 1254.
- Thakore Ranjoi Sejakji, ancestor of the Thakore Sahibs of
- Kumar Shri Sarangji Sejakji, ancestor of the Thakore Sahibs of Lathi, received the chovisi of Arthila as his patrimony.
- Thakore Sahib Shahaji Sejakji (qv)
- Kumari Shri Amar Kunwarba Sahiba [Kumari Shri Valam Kunverba], married Kumar Shri Khengarji of Junagadh.
- Thakore Sahib SHAHJI SEJAKI, 2nd Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1226/1246
- Thakore Sahib SARTANJI SHAHJI, 3rd Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1246/1250
- Thakore Sahib ARJANJI SARTANJI, 4th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1250/1300
- Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI I ARJANJI, 5th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1300/1360
- Thakore Sahib JASAJI NONGHANJI, 6th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1360/1400
- Thakore Sahib BANAJI JASAJI, 7th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1400/1455
- Thakore Sahib SAVAJI I BANAJI, 8th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1455/1487
- Thakore Sahib HADAJI SAVAJI, 9th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1487/1519
- Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI I HADAJI, 10th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1519/1579
- Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI II KANDHAJI, 11th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1579/-
- Thakore Sahib ARJANJI II NONGHANJI, 12th Thakore Sahib of Palitana
- Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI II ARJANJI, 13th Thakore Sahib of Palitana
- Thakore Sahib SAVAJI II KANDHAJI, 14th Thakore Sahib of Palitana
- Thakore Sahib SARTANJI I SAVAJI, 15th Thakore Sahib of Palitana
- Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI III SARTANJI, 16th Thakore Sahib of Palitana
- Thakore Sahib PRITHVIRAJJI KANDHAJI, 17th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1697/1734
- Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI III PRITHVIRAJJI, 18th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1734/-, married and had issue.
- Thakore Sahib Sartanji II Nonghanji (qv)
- Thakore Sahib Unadji Nonghanji (qv)
- Kumar Shri Alubhai Nonghanji 1766/1770, married and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Khodaji Alubhai
- Thakore Sahib SARTANJI II NONGHANJI, 19th Thakore Sahib of Palitana -/1766
- Thakore Sahib UNADJI
NONGHANJI, 20th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1770/1820,
married and had issue.
- Thakore Sahib Kandhaji IV Unadji (qv)
- Kumari Vakhtuba Sahiba [Rani Vakhat Kunwarba Sahiba of Dhrangadhra], married (as his third wife), Raj Sahib Amarsinhji Raisinhji of Dhrangadhra, and had issue.
- Thakore Sahib KANDHAJI IV
UNADJI, 21st Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1820/1840
- Thakore Sahib NONGHANJI IV KANDHAJI, 22nd Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1840/1860
- Thakore Sahib PRATAPSINHJI NONGHANJI, 23rd Thakore Sahib of Palitana in 1860 for 8 months, married and had issue. He died 1860.
- Thakur Sahib Sursinhji Pratapsinhji (qv)
- HH Rani Kasi Kunwarba Sahiba, married (as his fourth wife), HH Raj Sahib Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra, and had issue.
- Thakore Sahib SURSINHJI PRATAPSINHJI, 24th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1860/1885, born 1844, succeeded 1st June 1860, married and had issue. He died 1885 (#3).
- Thakore Sahib Shri Sir Mansinhji Sursinhji (qv)
- Rani Kesaba Kumari Sahiba, born 1869, married 1893, (as his sixth wife), HH Raj Sahib Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra, and had issue. She died 1895.
- Thakore Shri Samantsinhji Sursinhji, Tilayat of Adpur and
Pachegani, Bhayat of Palitana; married Thakorani Makunvarba
Sahiba of Dharampur, and had issue. He died after 1901.
- Kumar Shri Sujjansinhji Samantsinhji, Tilayat of Adpur
and Pachegani, Bhayat of Palitana; married Rani Vijayaba
Sahiba of Ganod in Gondal, and had issue. He died after
- Kumar Shri Vijaysinhji Sujjansinhji, engaged 1903 to
Ba Shri Hajuba of Rajkot (she married HH the Raj Saheb
of Dhrangadhra). He died after 1909.
- Rani Bhagwatiba Sahiba, married Maharaj Mahavir Singh of Amleta.
- Kumari Shri Jayvant Kunvar Ba Sahiba, married Thakur Harishchandrasinhji of Malia, and had issue.
- Kumari Shri Pramila Kunvar Ba Sahiba, married
Kumar Shri Balwantsinhji Sahebsinhji (see below)
- Kumari Shri Chandra Kunvar Ba Sahiba, married Thakur Sahebsinhji Vaghela of Gangad, and had issue.
- Kumar Shri Balwantsinhji Sahebsinhji, married Kumari Shri Pramila Kunvar Ba Sahiba of Malia (see above).
- HH Maharani Manharkunverba, married (as his 2nd wife),
HH Maharana Sahib Shri Vijayadevji Mohandevji, Raja of Dharampur, and had issue.
She died 8th January 1939.
- Thakore Sahib Shri Sir MANSINHJI SURSINHJI, 25th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1885/1905, born 7th June 1862, succeeded 24th November 1885 (#1), K.C.S.I. [cr.1896], educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married (amongst others), a daughter of Thakore Saheb Suraji II Surtanji of Virpur, and had issue. He died 29th August 1905 (#4).
- Kumar Shri (name unknown) (by the Senior Rani),
born 1890, died young.
- HH Thakore Sahib Shri Bahadursinhji Mansinhji (qv)
- Rani Hari Kunwarba Sahiba, married 1912 (as his first wife), Capt. HH Rana Sir Ranjit Singhji of Barwani. She died sp.
- HH Thakore Sahib Shri Sir BAHADURSINHJI MANSINHJI K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., 26th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1905/1964, born 3rd April 1900 (#5)(#7 p.322), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot and at Shrewsbury School, England; he attended the Delhi Coronation Darbar on 12th December 1911; he succeeded to the gadi on 10th September 1905 (#7 p.316) and was invested with full ruling powers on 27th November 1919 (#7 p.322), he was granted the title of Maharaja as a personal distinction in 1944; recipient of the K.C.I.E. on 1st January 1930 and the K.C.S.I on 2nd January 1939 (#7 p.322); married 2nd December 1919, Kunwari Shri Sitaba Saheba [HH Thakorani Bai Shri Sita Ba Kunverba Sahiba], daughter of HH Maharajah Shri Bhojrajsinhji Bhagwatsinhji Sahib of Gondal, and his wife, HH Maharani Raj Kunverba Saheb, and had issue. He died 18th July 1964. [Note]
- HH Maharani Indira Devi, married 12th December 1941 (as his second wife), Lt. HH Maharaja Rajendra Prakash Bahadur of Sirmur.
- HH Rani Saheb Drupad Kumari, married 20th February 1944,
HH Maharaja Bir Pratap Singh Deo of Sonepur, and had issue.
- HH Maharani Gita Kumari, married 30th January 1948, HH Umdae Rajhae Buland Makan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sumar Singhji of Kishangarh.
- Kumari Rajendra Kumari
- Kumari Brinda Kumari, married Maharajkumar Yashwant Singh of Alwar, and has issue.
- Kumari Gayatri Kumari [HH Maharani Gayatri Devi of
Chhota-Udaipur], married 1960, HH Maharawal Shri
Virendrasinhji Natwarsinhji Sahib of Chhota-Udaipur.
- Thakore Sahib Shri Shivendrasinhji Bahadursinhji (qv)
- HH Thakore Sahib Shri SHIVENDRASINHJI BAHADURSINHJI, 27th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1964/1990, born 23rd September 1936 (#6)(#7 p.323), married 1stly (div.), Thakorani Rita Devi (née Laroya), married 2ndly, Thakorani Sonia Devi (née Sahni) (now Rajmata Soniadevi Shivendra Sinhji Gohel of Palitana), Bollywood actress, and had issue. He died 29th June 1990.
- Kumar Shri Dhirendra Shivendrasinhji Gohel (by Thakorani
- Kumar Shri Ketan Shivendrasinhji Gohel (by Thakorani Sonia Devi), born 10th November 1976 in Bangalore, India, graduate in a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Hospitality and Tourism Management sponsored by Bournemouth University, UK and Higher Diploma in Hotel Management from IHTTI, Switzerland; married 13th April 2004 in Mumbai, Kumar Rani Sahiba Nisha Sinhji Gohel, and has issue.
- Rajkumar Veer Sinhji Gohel , born 29th February 2008.
- Rajkumar Arjun Sinhji Gohil, born 31st October 2012.
- 28th Thakore Sahib of Palitana 1990/- (see above)
- Kumar Shri Sir Jayvantsinhji Gohil, C.B.E., married and had issue. He died 1995.
- Kumar Shri Jaydevsinhji Jayvantsinhji Gohel, educated at
Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1960)
- Kumar Shri Mayurdhwajsinhji Jayvantsinhji Gohel, educated
at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1960); Director and CEO of the
Asia-Pacific Foundation, Associate Fellow with RUSI, member
of the University of Paris, International Scientific
Advisory Board, member of the United Nations ‘Roster of
Experts’ at its Terrorism Prevention Branch, Secretary of
the South Asia secretariat of the Next Century Foundation;
married 19th February 1973, Maharaj Kumari Rajyashree
Kumari, born 4th June 1953, daughter of HH Maharajadhiraj
Raj Rajeshwar Narendra Shiromani Maharajah Sri Dr. Karni
Singh Bahadur of Bikaner,
and his wife, HH Maharani Sushila Kumari, and has issue, one
son and one daughter.
- Kumari Shri Anupama Kumari, born 24th April 1974.
- Kumar Shri Sajjansinhji Mayurdhwajsinhji Gohel, born 16th May 1980, educated at the London School of Economics; Director of International Security for the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation.
- HH Rani Kasi Kunwarba Sahiba, married (as his fourth wife), HH Raj Sahib Mansinhji II Ranmalsinhji of Dhrangadhra.
- Thakorani Bajirajba Sahiba, married HH Thakore Sahib Waghji II Ravaji of Morvi.