RAJPARA (Taluka)



AREA: 39 km2 REVENUE: 27,000Rs ACCESSION:
LOCATION: Saurashtra DYNASTY: Jadeja RELIGION: Hindu
VILLAGES: 9 POPULATION: 2,268 (1921)
PRESENT RULER: Thakore Saheb Shri RAJVIJAYSINHJI SHIVBHADRASINHJI, 10th Thakore Saheb of Rajpara since the 2nd May 2002.
born 9th March 1966, married 1990, Thakoranisaheb Chandraba Rajvijaysinhji Jadeja, daughter of Shri Ghanshayamsinhji Chudasama (Bhal), and has issue, one son.
  • Yuvraj Saheb Kirtirajsinhji Rajvijaysinhji Jadeja, born 4th September 1991, he married 11th February 2016, Yuvranisaheb Hiteshwari Kumari Jadeja, daughter of the Late Thakorsaheb Rajendrasinghji Mansinghji Chauhan of Kachhawada jagir, Nimkhera state, M.P.
PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: The taluka, a Sixth Class State, is an offshoot of the Kotda-Sangani State. Togubhai, the second son of Sangoji of Kotda-Sangani, who received in appanage the villages of Rajpara, Rajpipla, Motamandava, Bhadhi, Sodiya, Manekwada, Piplana, Anadpar and Khandadhar, and was the founder of the house. The taluka follows the rule of Primogeniture for succession. The jurisdictional powers of the State are: Criminal - three months rigorous imprisonment and fines to the extent of 200Rs, Civil - to the extent of 500Rs.
  1. Thakore Shri TOGUBHAI SANGOJI [Togaji], 1st Thakore of Rajpara, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Meruji Togubhai (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Sabalji Togubhai of Khandadhar

  2. Thakore Shri MERUJI TOGUBHAI, 2nd Thakore of Rajpara, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Asaji Meruji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Ranmalji Meruji
    • Kumar Shri Hamjibhai Meruji
    • Kumar Shri Pathabhai Meruji
    • Kumar Shri Mulubhai Meruji

  3. Thakore Shri ASAJI MERUJI, 3rd Thakore of Rajpara, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Ladhaji Asaji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Suraji Asaji
    • Kumar Shri Amraji Asaji
    • Kumar Shri Pathabhai Asaji
    • Kumar Shri Mulubhai Asaji

  4. Thakore Shri LADHAJI ASAJI, 4th Thakore of Rajpara, married and had issue.
    • Thakore Shri Waghjibhai Ladhaji (qv)
    • Thakore Shri Bhimjibhai Ladhaji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Gopalji Ladhaji
    • Kumar Shri Rupsinhji Ladhaji

  5. Thakore Shri WAGHJIBHAI LADHAJI, 5th Thakore of Rajpara, died sp.

  6. Thakore Shri BHIMJIBHAI LADHAJI, 6th Thakore of Rajpara -/1884

  7. Thakore Saheb Shri ASHAJIBHAI BHIMJIBHAI, 7th Thakore of Rajpara 1884/-, born 1846, succeeded 25th April 1884 (#1), married and had issue.
    • Thakore Saheb Shri Lakhaji Asajibhai (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Shivsinhji Asajibhai
    • Kumar Shri Mansinhji Asajibhai

  8. Thakore Saheb Shri LAKHAJI ASAJIBHAI, 8th Thakore of Rajpara 1903/-, born 30th July 1869, succeeded 27th December 1903, married and had issue.
    • Yuvraj Saheb Prithvirajji Lakhaji, married and had issue. He died vp.
      • Thakore Saheb Shri Nirmalsinhji Prithvirajji (qv)

  9. Thakore Saheb Shri NIRMALSINHJI PRITHVIRAJJI, 9th Thakore of Rajpara -/2002, born 18th April 1919 (#2 p.328), he succeeded to the gadi on 10th October 1935 (#2 p.328); educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married and had issue. He died 2nd May 2002.
    • Yuvraj Shivbhadrasinhji Nirmalsinhji, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1960); married Yuvranisaheb Manharkuvarba Jadeja, daughter of Thakorsaheb Khumansinhji of Kherda in Gujarat, and had issue. He died vp.
      • Thakore Saheb Shri Rajvijaysinhji Shivbhadrasinhji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Indravijaysinhji Nirmalsinhji
    • Kumar Shri Narendrasinhji Nirmalsinhji, married and had issue.
      • Kumar Shri Ravirajsinhji Narendrasinhji

  10. Thakore Saheb Shri RAJVIJAYSINHJI SHIVBHADRASINHJI, 10th Thakore of Rajpara (see above)
The help of Y.S. Jaideepsinh Jadeja, is gratefully acknowledged 2002.
The help of Y.S. Kirtirajsinhji Rajvijaysinhji Jadeja, is gratefully acknowledged Mar-Apr 2014.

Yuvraj Saheb Kirtirajsinhji Rajvijaysinhji Jadeja, and his wife, Yuvranisaheb Hiteshwari Kumari Jadeja of Rajpara Princely State
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 438
2. "Memoranda on The Indian States 1939", corrected up to 2nd January 1939, Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. Government of India Press, New Delhi. 1939.