RAIRAKHOL (Princely State)


AREA: 2,157 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 29,700Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1948
STATE: Orissa (Sambalpur Dist.)
DYNASTY: Rathore RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 319 POPULATION: 26,888 (1901) REVENUE: 55,000Rs (1904)



PRESENT RULER: Raja NAV CHANDRA JADUMONI DEO JENAMANI, 19th and present Raja Saheb of Rairakhol since 15th November 2014. (Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India)
born 10th August 1991, graduated from Auckland University of Technology with a degree in I.T. and Computers; presently (2016) working as an Assistant Manager with K.P.M.G., in Auckland, New Zealand.
Raja Nav Chandra Jadumoni Deo Jenamani
Raja Nav Chandra Jadumoni Deo Jenamani, 19th and
present Raja Saheb of Rairakhol since 15th November 2014

Raja Hari Shanker
                  Deo Janamuni
Raja Hari Shanker Chandra Jadumoni Deo Jenamani,
18th Raja Saheb of Rairakhol 1975/2014
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The Rajas of Rairakhol, Bonai, Seraikella and Kharsawan are descended from four brothers who were Rathore rajputs from Rajasthan, and the state was formerly subordinate to Bamra until the 18th century. Rulers were...
  • Raja BISHAN CHANDRA DEO JANAMUNI, 14th Raja of Rairakhol 1825/1900, born 1818 or 1819, succeeded 1825 (#1), married and had issue, one son. He died 10th June 1900.
    • Tikait Babu Kristi Chandra Deo, married and had issue. He died vp before 1900.
      • Raja Gaura Chandra Deo Janamuni (qv)
  • Raja GAURA CHANDRA DEO JANAMUNI, 15th Raja of Rairakhol 1900/1906, born 1870, he adopted Lal Bir Chandra Deo, younger son of Raja Nilambar Chandra Deo of Bonai. He died sp in 1906.
    • (A) Lal Bir Chandra Deo, he succeeded as Bir Chandra Jadumani Deo Janamuni, Raja of Rairakhol (qv)
  • Raja BIR CHANDRA JADUMANI DEO JANAMUNI, 16th Raja of Rairakhol 1906/1973, born 1894 and succeeded 3rd July 1906 (#2), son of Raja Nilambar Chandra Deo of Bonai; educated at Rajkumar College, Raipur; married the fifth daughter of Raja Pratap Rudra Singh of Sonepur, and had issue. He died 14th November 1973.
    • Raja Girish Chandra Jadumoni Deo Jenamani (qv)
    • Rani Shailendra Kumari Devi, married the Raja Sahib of Hathora, U.P., and had issue.
      • Raja D. P. N. Singh
    • Rani Nagendra Kumari Devi (+), married Raja Bahadur Anirudha Pratap Narain Singhji of Padrauna, and had issue.
    • Rajkumar Suresh Chandra Deo Jenamoni, Pattayat Sahib in Rairakhol, married Rajkumar Rani Saroj Manjari Devi, daughter of Raja Bahadur Naba Kishore Chandra Singh Mardaraj Jagadev, Raja of Hindol, and his wife, Rani Ratna Prabha Devi, and had issue.
      • Kumari Indira Kumari Devi, married Kumar Prassana Singh Deo of Karlapat, and has issue.
        • Kumar Bhawani Shankar Singhdeo
        • Kumar Bijay Singhdeo
        • Kumar Sujay Shankar Singhdeo
        • Kumar Kalyan Shankar Singhdeo
      • Kumari Jaishree Kumari Devi, adopted by her uncle Rajkumar Satya Narayan Chandra Deo Jenamoni (see below), married Rajkumar B. K. Singh of Nayagarh, and has issue.
        • Kumari Suprabha Devi
        • Kumar Dibya Narayan Singh
      • Kumari Shalini Kumari Devi, married Rajkumar Brijendra Pratap Sahi of Deara Raj in Oudh, U.P., and has issue.
        • Kumar Bhubaneshwar Pratap Sahi
        • Kumar Udayshwer Pratap Sahi
      • Kumar Prithviraj Chandra Deo, married Kumari Minakshi Singh of Ranka, Bihar, and has issue.
        • Kumar Raghuraj Chandra Deo
        • Kumari Suruchi Manjari Devi
      • Kumari Sneh Lata Kumari Devi, married Rajkumar Biswashwar Prashad Singh of Jharia, Bihar (now Jarkhand), and has issue.
        • Kumari Sadaraj Lakshmi Singh
        • Kumari Sudershna Singh
      • Kumari Satya Bhama Kumari Devi, married Rajkumar Jayjeet Kishor Singh Deo of Panchkot Raj, West Bengal, and has issue.
        • Kumari Amritakshi Singhdeo
        • Kumari Mridulakshi Singhdeo
      • Kumari Annapurna Kumari Devi, married Rajkumar Santosh Kumar Pal of Pal Lahara in Orissa, and has issue.
        • Kumari Rameshwari Pal
        • Kumari Padmalaya Pal
    • Rajkumari Kamal Kumari Devi [Rani Kamal Kumari Devi of Pal Lahara], married Raja Sachinanda Pal of Pal Lahara in Orissa, and has issue.
      • Rajkumari Padmini Kumari Devi
      • Rajkumari Parvati Kumari Devi
      • Raja R. C. Pal of Pal Lahara
      • Rajkumar K. C. Pal
    • Lal Saheb Satya Narayan Chandra Deo Jenamoni, he adopted his niece, Kumari Jaishree Kumari Devi, daughter of Rajkumar Suresh Chandra Deo Jenamoni, Pattayat Sahib in Rairakhol (see above), and his wife, Rajkumar Rani Saroj Manjari Devi; married Lal Saheba Kanak Devi of Vasna in Gujarat, and has adoptive issue.
      • (A) Kumari Jaishree Kumari Devi, married Rajkumar B. K. Singh of Nayagarh, and has issue.
    • Rajkumari Kadam Kumari Devi [Rani Kadam Kumari Devi of Nilgaon], married Raja Bhanu Pratap Shah of Nilgaon [Neelgaown], U.P., and has issue.
      • Rajkumar Indu Pratap Shah
      • Rajkumari Nelam Kumari Devi
      • Rajkumar Bindu Pratap Shah
    • Kumar Saheb Prafulla Chandra Deo Jenamoni, married Kumari Saheba Anurupa Devi of Jaypatna, and has issue.
      • Kumar Bir Bikram Chandra Deo
      • Kumar Bir Kasari Chandra Deo
      • Kumar Bir Pratap Deo
  • Raja GIRISH CHANDRA JADUMONI DEO JENAMANI, 17th Raja of Rairakhol 1973/1975, born 19th August 1914, married in December 1937, Rani Shada Rajya Laxmi Kumari Devi, youngest daughter of Supradipta Manyabara Cdg. Gen. HH Shri Tin Maharaja Sir Mohun Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, Prime Minister of Nepal, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Nepalese Army and Maharaja of Lambjung and Kaski, and his wife, HH Bada Maharani Dikshya Kumari Devi, and had issue. He died 7th April 1975.
    • Raja Hari Shanker Chandra Jadumoni Deo Jenamani (qv)
    • Rajkumar Mahesh Chandra Deo
    • Rajkumar Surya Chandra Deo
  • Raja HARI SHANKER CHANDRA JADUMONI DEO JENAMANI, 18th Raja of Rairakhol 1975/2014, born 24th June 1941 in Calcutta, educated at Hill Grange High School, Bombay, at Col. Brown's Cambridge School, Dehradun, at St. Joseph's Academy, Dehradun and at St. George's College, Mussoorie, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Agra University; Life Member of the General Council, Rajkumar College Society, Raipur, Chattisgarh; Patron, Unnayan, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India; Trustee, Shivbalyogi Ashram Trust, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India; married 1stly, Rani Shri Parvati Kumari Devi, daughter of HH Maharao Abhai Singhji Bahadur of Sirohi, married 2ndly, 20th June 1987 at Dehradun, Rani Sri Sudha Raje Devi, daughter of the late Rao M. P. Singh of Pali, Lalitpur in Uttar Pradesh, and had issue. He died 15th November 2014.
    • Rajkumari Dr. Nivritti Deo, born 5th July 1990; graduated from China Medical University, Shenyang, P.R. China (M.B.B.S.).
    • Yuvaraj Nav Chandra Deo, he succeeded as Raja Nav Chandra Jadumoni Deo Jenamani (qv)
  • Raja NAV CHANDRA JADUMONI DEO JENAMANI, 19th and present Raja Saheb of Rairakhol (see above)
Royal Family
                Rairakhol
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 433
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945