Kawardha State

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Kawardha State
कावर्धा रियासत
Princely State of British India
1751–1948

Flag of Kawardha

Flag
Location of Kawardha
Kawardha State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
History
 •  Established 1751
 •  Accession to the Indian Union 1948
Area
 •  1892 2,067 km2 (798 sq mi)
Population
 •  1892 86,362 
Density 41.8 /km2  (108.2 /sq mi)

Kawardha State (Hindi: कावर्धा) was one of the princely states in the Central Provinces of India during the period of the British Raj.[1] The capital of the state was Khairagarh town, in Kabirdham district of Chhattisgarh state. The Bhoramdeo Temple is located less than 20 km to the west of the main town.

History[edit]

Kawardha State was founded in 1751. According to legend its name would have originated in Kabirdham, Kabir's see, the current name of the district. In former times many Kabir panth adherents resided in the town. The rulers were Gonds of the Raj Gond dynasty.[2] Kawardha State's last ruler, Thakur Lal Dharamraj Singh, signed the accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1948, so the state territory was merged into Bombay State, following its splits first assigned to Madhya Pradesh, finally to Chhattisgarh.

Ruling Thakurs[edit]

The rulers of the princely state of Kawardha bore the title Thakur.[3]

  • 1751 – 1801 Mahabali Singh
  • 1801 – 1848 Ujiyar Singh
  • 1848 – 1852 Tok Singh
  • c.1860   Baijnath Singh
  • 186?. – 1863 Ram Singh
  • 1863 – 1864 Bahadur Singh
  • 1864 – 1891 Rajpal Singh (b. 1849 – d. ....)
  • 1891 – 1920 Jadunath Singh (b. 1885 – d. 19..)
  • 4 February 1920 – 15 August 1947 Lal Dharamraj Singh (b. 1910 – d. 1959)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Kawardha". Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 702.
  2. ^ Rajput Provinces of India - Kawardha (Princely State)
  3. ^ Princely States of India[permanent dead link]

Coordinates: 22°01′N 81°15′E / 22.02°N 81.25°E / 22.02; 81.25