Baansi

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Baansi
Bansi
Village
Baansi is located in Rajasthan
Baansi
Baansi
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 24°19′00″N 74°24′00″E / 24.3167°N 74.4000°E / 24.3167; 74.4000Coordinates: 24°19′00″N 74°24′00″E / 24.3167°N 74.4000°E / 24.3167; 74.4000
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Chittorgarh
Government
 • Body Gram Panchayat
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,500
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 312401
Vehicle registration RJ09
Nearest city Badi Sadri
Literacy 70%
Lok Sabha constituency Chittorgarh
Vidhan Sabha constituency Badi Sadri
Civic agency Gram Panchayat

Bansi is one of the sixteen umrao thikanas of the house of Mewar. Ruled by the Shaktawat clan.[1][2]

Bansi[3] - Mewar[4][edit]

Baansi is a village in Badi Sadri Tehsil of District Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, India. It was ruled by the Rajputs of Shaktawat clan before independence. Due to abundance of bamboo (called Bans in Hindi), it was named Baansi. It is 94 km from Udaipur City and 78 km South west of Chittorgarh.

Erstwhile thikana of Bansi[edit]

  • VILLAGES: 59+ [5]
  • REVENUE: 24,000Rs
  • ACCESSION: 1956
  • STATE: Udaipur (Basti Distt.)
  • DYNASTY: Sisodia (Shaktawat clan)
  • RELIGION: Hindu
  • POPULATION of THIKANA: 5,736 (1901)
  • Population of Village: 1,275 (1901)
  • PRESENT head of bansi family:[6] Rawat LALIT SINGH[7] (Bansi Palace, Distt. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India), Vice President of Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee and member of All India Congress Committee, married and has issue.

Geographic Features[edit]

Hills[edit]

Bansi village is surrounded by many hills, the most famous is the hill of Dhundlimalji situated south of the village, it is a religious place with temples dedicated to Shiv-Parvati. Further away are the hills called Ardaji, Pagaliyaji, Chela, Chadiwali, Banjari and Arni Ghaata. Towards west of Bansi village are the Samarleva, Kadamba, Savli and Seetatlai hills. Towards east are sarvanya, tanbada, dantli, shikarvaadi and chudiya hills and karadi ghaata.

Rivers[edit]

The river outlets include:

  • Naleshwar river,
  • Chara river,
  • Karmoi river and
  • Chittri river.

Lakes[edit]

  • Mansarovar: Situated towards west of Bansi, it is a man made lake with mud-dam. It was built by Rawat Man Singhji of Bansi in 1859, it was completed in 1899 by Rawat Takhat Singhji and named after his father Rawat Man Singhji Shaktawat.
  • Amritkund: Towards south west of the village, it was built by Rawat Man Singhji. In 1935, it was repaired by sister of Rawat Man singhji, the Thakuranisa of Kushalgarh and she donated Rs 600 in those days for the work.
  • Kalera : it is situated near Navanya Village, it is largest dam and was built by Rawat Takhat Singhji Shaktawat in 1899 (1956 V.S.)
  • Takhat Sagar: situated 5 km from village Baansi.
  • Bhogera : 1.5 km east of Bansi village.
  • Others: Hindolina, Banjasya, Kachela, Rawela, Govindsagar, Sahji ki talai, Kunwarji ki badi (by Kunwar Gangadas in 1668)

Predecessors and short history[8][9][edit]

  1. Maharaj Shakti Singhji[10] SAKTA,[8] second son of Maharana UDAI SINGH II of Mewar,[11] ancestor of the Saktawat clan, married and had issue. He died after 1578. Married 11 times: Raniji Panwar, Raniji Rathore, Raniji Panwar, Raniji Chappni, Raniji Rathore, Raniji Kachhwahi, Raniji Veerpuri from Lunawada, Raniji Jhaliji, Raniji Rathoreji from Jodhpur, Raniji Hadi, Raniji Solankhiniji. Raniji Rathoreji Jodhpuri, Raniji Hadiji and Raniji Solankhiniji committed sati.
    1. Rawat ACHAL DAS I (qv)
    2. Rawat Bhanji, he was granted the thikana of Bhindar, and succeeded there as Maharaj BHANJI of Bhindar.
    3. Kunwar Ballu
    4. Kunwar Madho Singh, married and had issue.
    5. Raja Jagat Singh of Kolyari, married and had issue.
      1. Rawat LAL SINGH, received the jagir of Sheogarh.
    6. Rani Damiyanti, married Raja Maha Singh of Amber.
    7. Baisa (name unknown), married Rao SURTAN SINGH of Bundi
    8. 17 sons total - see Shaktawat
  2. Rawat ACHAL DAS I, (at Bhainsrorgarh, Begun) founder of the Achalawat sub-clan. Called Sawayo Sagat by his cousin Maharana Amar Singhji Mewar. Married 9 times - Raniji Anantade Devdiji of Bhav Singhji of Sirohi, Raniji Bal Chauhanji daughter of Prithviraj Chauhan, Raniji Ratan Tanwariji daughter of Khem Singhji Tanwar, Raniji Prabhawati Devdiji daughter of Sardulsingh Devda, Raniji Inder Kacchawahi daughter of Chaturbhuj Kacchawa, Raniji Jaskanwar daughter of Achaldas Gaur, Raniji Durgawat daughter of Rathore Ishwardas, Raniji Swarup daughter of Bhopatsinghji Rathore, Raniji Ratan daughter of Hada Prithviraj.
    1. Rawat NARHAR DAS, son of Ratan Kanwar (3rd wife), daughter of Khem Singh Tanwar.
    2. Narayandas - granted Bagred, Javad Pargana in Gwalior. Fought in Balkh - 700 Jat, 300 sawar granted by Mughal Emperor. Died 1649, was alive till times of Rawat Achaldas, Rawat Narhari Singh, Rawat Jaswant Singh and Rawat Kesari Singh I.
    3. Bhav Singh - granted Choti, Dhangadmau
    4. Sultan Singh - granted Rawalia, Mahua
    5. Parasram Singh - granted Manda, Wasoond
    6. Jogidas - granted Palpur in Ajmer
    7. Durgadas - granted chandwasiya, kunchrod
    8. Haridas - granted janjola, veekran, amooda, khajurya
    9. Jaimal - granted dhamanghati, sanduka
    10. Chattar Singh - no issue
    11. Mukunddas - no issue
  3. Rawat NARHAR DAS, married Raniji Manbhavat daughter of Sahab Khan Hada, Raniji Puranmet d/o Surtan Singh Solankhi, Raniji Bhan d/o Panwar Dharmdas of Bijolia, Raniji Ram Kr d/o Achaldas Deora, Raniji Rukmavat Kr d/o Raj Singh Rathore, Raniji Saam kr d/o Rakhamgand Kacchawa, Raniji Indravat kr d/o Kesar Singh Chauhan, Raniji Karmet kr d/o Durgadas Kacchawa, Raniji Abhay Kr d/o Hemraj Hada, Raniji Saam Kr d/o Sawaldas Kumpawat, Raniji Chandramet kr d/o Khum Balnot Tanwar. Rani Ram kr, Rani Rukmawat and Rani Chandramet committed sati at Mainaal.
    1. Rawat JASWANT SINGH (qv)
    2. Sardul Singh - no issue
    3. Patta, granted semalya, kolpura
    4. Rawat VIJAI SINGH, 4th son, 1st Thikanedar of Vijaipur.
    5. Kanha, granted Dhangadmau, Daru
    6. Shyamdas - no issue
    7. Ratan Singh - granted Semari
    8. Hridaya Narayan - granted Manohar Shah ki Khedi
    9. Jaggan Nath - no issue
    10. Akhai Raj - no issue
    11. Surajmal - no issue
    12. Rudra Singh - no issue
  4. Rawat JASWANT SINGH (at village Kannauj in Mewar)
    1. Sarangdeo
    2. Durjan Singh
    3. Rawat KESRI SINGH I, founder at Baansi in 1724 Samvat (1667 AD), married and had issue.
    4. Bhav Singh - no issue
  5. Rawat KESRI SINGH I, founder in 1724 Samvat
    1. Rawat GANGA DAS (qv)
    2. Pokhar Singh - granted kuncholi in gwalior
    3. Amar Singh - granted Kamoda, Barawali, Kesarpura
    4. Chaturbhuj - no issue
    5. Roop Singh - granted Nahargarh, Dharol
    6. Fateh Singh - no issue, granted Kannauj
  6. Rawat GANGA DAS, fl.1680.
    1. Rawat Hari Singh I
    2. Nahar Singh - no issue
    3. Nagraj (Jagga) - granted Khor in chittor
    4. Surajmal - no issue
    5. Lal Singh - no issue
  7. Rawat HARI SINGH I
    1. Rawat HATHI SINGH
    2. Kuber Singh - granted Nahargarh
    3. Nathuram - granted Kishan Karedi
  8. Rawat HATHI SINGH
    1. Rawat Achaldas II
    2. Rawat Padam Singh
    3. Narayandas - granted Bhairavi
    4. Samant Singh - granted Bhairavi
    5. Ummed Singh - granted Bhairavi
    6. Dalpat Singh - no issue
  9. Rawat ACHAL DAS II - no issue, adopted his younger brother Padam Singh
  10. Rawat PADAM SINGH
    1. Rawat Kesari SINGH II
  11. Rawat Kesari SINGH II
  12. Rawat AMAR SINGH (Adopted by Rawat Kesari Singh from Bhairavi).
  13. Rawat AJIT SINGH (Adopted by Rawat Amar Singh from Bhairavi)
    1. Rani Gulab Kanwar, married (as his second wife), Raj Rana KIRTI SINGH II of Bari Sadri, and had issue, one son.
    2. Isari Singh - no issue
    3. Shiv Singh - no issue
    4. Shivdan Singh - no issue
    5. Rawat NAHAR SINGH
  14. Rawat NAHAR SINGH
    1. Rawat PRATAP SINGH
    2. Dalpat Singh - adopted by Sinyad family.
    3. Bhawani Singh - no issue
  15. Rawat PRATAP SINGH
  16. Rawat MAN SINGH, married and had issue.
    1. Kunwarani Gulab Kanwar, born 28 April 1878, married (as his first wife), 12 November 1892, Kunwar Devi Singh of Parsoli, and had issue, one son and two daughters.
    2. Kunwarani Rasaal Kanwar- married to Rathore Thakur Ranjit Singhji of Kushalgarh in Banswara.
    3. Rawat TAKHAT SINGH (qv)
  17. Rawat TAKHAT SINGH 1887/-, born 1879, married 1stly, Rani Sire Kanwar, daughter of Thakur UMMED SINGH of Chandwal, married 2ndly, 1900,Rani Sobhag Kanwar, born 1891, daughter of Raj Rana AMAR SINGH of Tana, and his wife, Rani Chandra Kunwar; married 3rdly, Rani Daulat Kanwar of Multhan, and had issue, 4 sons and 4 daughters, including.
    1. Rawat HARI SINGH II (qv)
    2. Thakur Govind Singh, married Thakurani Mod Kunwar of Parsoli and had issue. He died 1995 BS.
      1. Rawat Lalit Singh, adopted by Rawat Hari Singh.
      2. Tej Singh
        1. Gireshwar Singh
          1. Abhiraj Singh
          2. Jairaj Singh
    3. Thakur Lal Singh
    4. Maharaj Sajjan Singh, in service of Lord Eklinglji.
      1. Mahendra Singh
        1. Karni singh
          1. Uday Pratap Singh
      2. Gajendra Singh
      3. Lokendra Singh
  18. Rawat HARI SINGH II, born 1966 Samvat, First Class Umrao and Premier Noble of Udaipur, married Rani Anop Kunwar, third daughter of Raja FATEH SINGH of Asope, and having had issue, five daughters, he adopted his nephew as his successor.
  19. Rawat LALIT SINGH (see above)
    1. Bhupendra Singh (Babbu Bauji)
    2. Narpat Singh (Vikku Bawaji)

Munshi ji ki haveli

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sir William Wilson Hunter, Imperial gazetteer of India, Volume 6 - Great Britain. India Office, page 407
  2. ^ Dr. Ishwar Singh Ranawat, Thikana Baansi ka Itihaas, Page3
  3. ^ Sir William Wilson Hunter, Great Britain. , "Imperial gazetteer of India, Volume 6", page 407
  4. ^ Dr. Ishwar Singh Ranawat, Thikana Baansi ka Itihaas, Page1
  5. ^ Sir William Wilson Hunter,, Imperial gazetteer of India, Volume 6 - Great Britain. India Office, page 407
  6. ^ Dr. Ishwar Singh Ranawat, Thikana Baansi ka Itihaas, Page 224
  7. ^ List of members of electoral college for presidential election, 1974: article 54 of the Constitution of India and rule 40 of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections rules, 1974
  8. ^ a b Irmgard Meininger, The kingdom of Mewar: great struggles and glory of the world's oldest ruling dynasty, page 107
  9. ^ Brij Raj Chauhan, Rural life: grass roots perspectives, page 115
  10. ^ D. R. Mankekar, Mewar saga: the Sisodias' role in Indian history, page 53
  11. ^ D. L. Paliwal, Rawat Surendra Singh of Boheda: Maharaj Shakti Singh and the Shaktawats of Boheda: a history of Boheda Thikana, page 30, 31