BAJHANG (Princely State)

 
Title: Raja Religion: Hindu
State: Nepal DYNASTY: Shah
   
Present Ruler: Raja BINOD BAHADUR SINGH, 61st Raja of Bajhang since 1989.
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Predecessors and Short History: The Raja received a privy purse from the Nepali government. A number of other e/states agnatically related to Bajhang were founded due to the practice of division of land between brothers, they included, Bajura, Dugrakot, Channa, Khetada, Sunikot, Talkot, Rani, Chaimpur and Pandrahavisakhada. Rulers were...
  • Rai Jaimala Fatta
  • Rai Sangram Fatta, he came to Gorkha
  • Raja Chuni Rai, he became Raja of Sunikot
  • Raja Pratapadeva Rai
  • Raja NARIBAM, Raja of Bajhang; married and had issue. He was killed at Sijja in Jumla.
    • Raja Rajabam (qv)
    • Raja Shreebam, Raja of Sunikot, Dang.
    • Raja Jayatibam (qv)
  • Raja RAJABAM, Raja of Bajhang, he died sp.
  • Raja JAYATIBAM, Raja of Bajhang; married and had issue.
    • Raja Malaibam (qv)
  • Raja MALAIBAM, Raja of Bajhang; married and had issue.
    • Raja Sakti Singh (qv)
    • Raja Jakti Singh, he rebelled against his brother, and went to Thalahara and became the 1st Raja of Thalahara.
  • Raja SAKTI SINGH, Raja of Bajhang; during his reign, the ruler of Doti invaded his lands; married and had issue. He lived around 1408.
    • Raja Sujana Singh (qv)
  • Raja SUJANA SINGH, Raja of Bajhang 1408/1415; married and had issue. He lived around 1415.
    • Raja Shau Singh (qv)
  • Raja SHAU SINGH, Raja of Bajhang 1415/1446; married and had issue. He lived around 1446.
    • Raja Bhiu Singh (qv)
    • Raja Dungara Singh, he became Raja of Bajura, taking the title of Pala.
  • Raja BHIU SINGH, Raja of Bajhang 1446/-; married and had issue. 
    • Raja Prithvi Singh (qv)
    • Raja Ratan Singh, Raja of Chhana, married and had issue, the Thakuri families.
      • Rajkumar Motal Singh
      • Rajkumar Pimel Singh
      • Rajkumar Naurel Singh
      • Rajkumar Navise Singh
  • Raja PRITHVI SINGH, Raja of Bajhang -/1534; married and had issue. He lived around 1534.
    • Raja Jitari Singh (qv)
    • Raja Medhani Singh, Raja of Talkot, received a share of the patrimony at Chhavisa.
  • Raja JITARI SINGH, Raja of Bajhang 1534/1569; married and had issue. He lived around 1569.
    • Raja Indra Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Vijaya Singh, received a share of the patrimony at Pandrahavisa and Ranada.
  • Raja INDRA SINGH, Raja of Bajhang in 1569; married and had issue. He lived around 1569.
    • Raja Bhairav Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Mukuti Singh, received a share of the patrimony at Chhavisadara Mumla.
  • Raja BHAIRAV SINGH, Raja of Bajhang 1569/1606; married and had issue. He lived around 1606.
    • Raja Dilip Singh (qv)
  • Raja DILIP SINGH, Raja of Bajhang 1606/1641; married and had issue. He lived around 1641.
    • Raja Mahendra Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Gagu Singh, received a share of the patrimony at Pandrahavisa.
    • Rajkumar Birabhadra Singh, received a share of the patrimony at Tallo Chhavisa, he plotted to murder his eldest brother, but was himself killed.
  • Raja MAHENDRA SINGH, Raja of Bajhang in 1641; married and had issue. He lived around 1641.
    • Raja Prithvi Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Madan Singh, received a share of the patrimony at Khetada.
  • Raja PRITHVI SINGH, Raja of Bajhang 1641/-; during his reign the Raja of Doti attacked Bajhang but was unsuccessful; married and had issue.
    • Raja Ratan Singh (qv)
  • Raja RATAN SINGH, Raja of Bajhang -/1679; he was beheaded by Raja Mandhata Shahi of Doti, his head was used as a ball by the villagers of Doti, and his state was pillaged; married and had issue. He lived around 1679.
    • Raja Kalyan Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Lacchu Singh
  • Raja KALYAN SINGH, Raja of Bajhang 1679/1688; married and had issue, seven sons. He lived around 1688.
    • Raja Amar Singh (qv)
  • Raja AMAR SINGH, 49th Raja of Bajhang 1688/1730, married and had issue. He lived around 1730.
    • Raja Samudra Singh [Samudra Sena] (qv)
    • Rajkumar Krishna Singh
  • Raja SAMUDRA SEN, 50th Raja of Bajhang 1730/1804, married and had issue. He died 1804.
    • Raja Raghunath Singh (qv)
  • Raja RAGHUNATH SINGH, 51st Raja of Bajhang 1804/1807, married and had issue. He died 1807.
    • Raja Indra Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Bharat Singh, with his brothers, they had a share at Bhandara Chiunri.
    • Rajkumar Ram Dhana Singh
    • Rajkumar Laghu Singh
  • Raja INDRA SINGH, 52nd Raja of Bajhang 1807/1812, married and had issue. He died 1812.
    • Raja Gajraj Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Udhava Singh, he and his younger brother, had a share at Vyasi Khatada.
    • Rajkumar Katak Bahadur Singh
  • Raja GAJARAJA SINGH, 53rd Raja of Bajhang 1812/1869, his state enjoyed full internal autonomy on payment of an annual tribute; married Rani Saraswati Kumari Devi, daughter of Maharajadhiraja Girvanyuddha Shah of Nepal, and had issue. He died 1869.
    • Raja Bhupendra Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Vijayaraja Singh, with his younger brothers, they all took a share at Chainapur.
    • Rajkumar Krishna Bahadur Singh
    • Rajkumar Bahadur Singh
  • Raja BHUPENDRA SINGH, 54th Raja of Bajhang 1865 or 1869/-, married and had issue, one son.
    • Raja Bikram Bahadur Singh (qv)
  • Raja BIKRAM BAHADUR SINGH, 55th Raja of Bajhang -/1889 (and 1914/1923), born 1854, forced to abdicate in favour of his eldest son, due to differences with the Rana Prime Minister; he married (amongst others) (a), a daughter of Maharaja Sri Tin Sir Jung Bahadur Rana, and had issue, fourteen sons. He died 1923.
    • Col. Raja Jai Prithvi Bahadur Singh (qv)
    • Raja Devi Jung Bahadur Singh (qv)
  • Col. Raja JAI PRITHVI BAHADUR SINGH, 56th Raja of Bajhang 1889/1914, born 21st August 1877 in Bajang, educated in Kathmandu and Prayag, India. He returned to Bajhang in 1898 after his education and marriage and initiated various reforms. Some of the areas of his contributions (direct or indirect) are abolition of slavery and sati, establishing and leading the first Nepali newspaper, Gorkhapatra, opening up schools, industries and dispensaries. Jai Prithvi has played a vital role in initiating land reforms, publishing books, constructing roads and so on, first he established a school named Satyavadi school, an iron industry was established, a dispensary was established with doctors from Calcutta medical college on deputation. In 1910, he initiated land reform programmes, and land registration for the general public was started. He was chief of the court (Bharadari Sabha) 1907/1913, he served as Consular General in Calcutta from 1902/1905 and returned to Kathmandu with a hand press to meet the shortage of text books in Nepali language; he was a leader of the World Fellowship Movement; author of several books in Nepali language, notably Prakrit Vyakarna and Shikshya Darpan; he abdicated in favour of his brother, married 1894, Rani Khageshwari Lakshmi Devi, daughter of HH Sri Sri Sri Maharaja Chandra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, Prime Minister of Nepal, and had issue. He died 15th October 1940 in Bangalore, India.
    • Rani Shanti Kumari, married Shri Nara Narayan Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana of Nepal, and had issue.
  • Raja DEVI JUNG BAHADUR SINGH, 57th Raja of Bajhang 1914 or 1923/1941, born 1884, married and had issue. He died 1941.
    • Raja Ram Jung Bahadur Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumar Ishwari Jung Bahadur Singh, Judge of the Supreme Court, married and had issue.
      • Raja Deepak Jung Bahadur Singh (qv)
  • Raja RAM JUNG BAHADUR SINGH, 58th Raja of Bajhang 1941/-, born 1909, married and had issue.
    • Raja Om Jang Bahadur Singh (qv)
  • Raja OM JUNG BAHADUR SINGH, 59th Raja of Bajhang, he was killed in an anti-government revolt in the early ninteen-sixties.
  • Raja DEEPAK JUNG BAHADUR SINGH, 60th Raja of Bajhang -/1989, married HRH Princess Shanti Rajya Lakshmi Devi, daughter of HM King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal, and his first wife, HM Queen Indra Rajya Lakshmi Devi, and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died 1989.
    • Raja Binod Bahadur Singh (qv)
    • Rani Chhaya Devi, married Shri Pradeep Bikram Rana of Jajarkot.
  • Raja BINOD BAHADUR SINGH, 61st Raja of Bajhang (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Rani Saraswati Kumari, married Gen. Shri Samrajya Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana, born 1921, and has issue, one daughter. 

  • Rani Indira Kumari, married Gen. Shri Yuvraj Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana

  • Shri Arjunjung Bahadur Singh, born in or about 1958.
  • Shri Prabhu Jung Bahadur Singh, married and had issue.
    • Rani Tribhuwaneswari Devi, married Rajwar Bikram Bahadur Pal of Askote, and had issue.
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