RAJGARH (Princely State)(11 gun salute)

LOCATION: Madhya Pradesh AREA: 2,491.58 kmē VILLAGES: 622 + 2 towns POPULATION: 134,891 (1931) RELIGION: Hindu
REVENUE: Rs 9,32,000 DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Parmar - Umat clan - Udawat subclan SEAT: Rajgarh ACCESSION: 15th June 1948
AGENCY: Bhopal Agency 1818 -1948 PRIVY PURSE: Rs 140,000
STATE MOTTO: Rao aditwīya Rājgarh Darbār ("Chief of Rajgarh has no equal")

PRESENT RULER: HH Raja Rawat VARUNADITYA SINGH Bahadur, present Raja Saheb of Rajgarh.

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The family is said to have migrated from Mewar in about 1442. The predecessor state was Umatwara, whose chief received the title of Rawat in 1448. The state was divided between the two sons of the then Rawat in 1681, one receiving Narsinghgarh and the other Rajgarh. In the 16th century, Rawat Dudaji was ruling at Ratanpur as the Rawat, while his brother, Udaji, was the Diwan. The latter's family continued to supply Diwans till 1681, when differences arose within the family and a partition of territory was effected. Rajgarh became subject to the Maharaja of Gwalior until 1818, when an agreement was signed, mediated by the British. Rulers were...

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