|Original kingdom||Mewar (Udaipur)|
|Other kingdoms||Maratha Empire, Satara, Kolhapur, Thanjavur, Nagpur, Akkalkot and Sawantwadi|
|Nishan||Rudra on flagpole|
|Clan God||Mahadev (Khanderao)|
|Clan goddess||Tulja Bhavani|
|Devak||Panch Pallava, Rui tree (Giant Milkweed tree)|
|Locations||Maharashtra, Karnataka and Thanjavur.|
The most prominent member of the royal clan was Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha Empire. His successors ruled as Chhatrapatis (Emperors/Maharajas) from their capital at Satara, although de facto rule of the empire passed to the Peshwas, the Maratha hereditary chief ministers, during the reign of Shahu I. In addition to the Bhonsle Maharajas of Satara, rulers of the Bhonsle clan established themselves at Nagpur and Kolhapur in modern-day Maharashtra in the 18th century. The Bhonsle of Thanjavur were descendants of Shivaji's stepbrother Venkoji, while the Bhonsle of Satara and Kolhapur were descended from Shivaji's sons, Sambhaji and Rajaram.
After the British defeat of the Marathas in the Third Anglo-Maratha War in 1818, the Marathas were forced to accept British rule. The four Bhonsle dynasties continued as rulers of their princely states, acknowledging British sovereignty while retaining local autonomy. The states of Nagpur, Thanjavur, and Satara came under direct British rule in the mid-nineteenth century when their rulers died without male heirs. Kolhapur state remained autonomous until India's independence in 1947, when the rulers acceded to the Indian government.
Sardars and monarchs
- Maloji Bhosale, father of Shahaji who served as a knight for the Ahmadnagar Sultanate
- Shahaji, father of Shivaji who served as a knight for the Ahmadnagar Sultanate and later the Adilshahi
- Sambhaji, son of Shivaji
- Rajaram Chhatrapati, second son of Shivaji
Other Maharajas of the Dynasty include:
House of Satara
- Shahu I (1708–1749), son of Sambhaji I.
- Ramaraja (1749–1777), grandson of Rajaram and Tarabai; adopted son of Shahu I.
- Shahu II of Satara (1777–1808), son of Ramaraja.
- Pratap Singh
House of Kolhapur
- Shivaji II of Kolhapur (1700–1714) - Imbecile Son of Rajaram and Tarabai
- Sambhaji II (1714-1760)- His mother, Rajasbai, the second wife of Rajaram deposed, Tarabai's son, Shivaji II and put her son on the Kolhapur throne.
- Shivaji III (1760–1812) (adopted from the family of Khanwilkar)
- Shahaji I (1822-1838)
- Shivaji III (1830–1866)
- Rajaram I (1866–1870) (adopted from the family of Patankar)
- Shivaji IV (1870–1883)
- Shahaji II (1883–1922) (adopted from the family of Ghatge)
- Rajaram II (1922–1940)
- Shivaji V (1940–1946)
- Shahaji II (1946–1947)
- Raghoji I (1738–1755)
- Janoji (1755–1772)
- Mudhoji I (1772–1788)
- Raghoji II (1788–1816)
- Mudhoji II (1816–1818)
- Raghoji III (1818–1853)
- Shahaji Raje (1594–1664)
- Ekoji I (1676–1684) Half-Brother of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj
- Shahuji I of Thanjavur
- Serfoji I
- Ekoji II
- Shahuji II of Thanjavur
- Pratapsingh of Thanjavur
- Serfoji II (1798-1832)
- Shivaji of Thanjavur (1832-1855)
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