Danta State

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Danta State
દાંતા
Princely State of British India
1061–1948

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History
 -  Established 1061
 -  Independence of India 1948
Area
 -  1901 898.73 km2 (347 sq mi)
Population
 -  1901 18,000 
Density 20 /km2  (51.9 /sq mi)
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
Flag of the Maharana of Danta

The Danta State or Princely State of Danta[1] was a princely state in India belonging to the Mahi Kantha Agency of the Bombay Presidency during the era of the British Raj. Its capital was in Danta, Banaskantha, now in Gujarat.

History[edit]

The Danta State was founded in 1068. The state was ruled by the Hindu Barad (Parmar) dynasty of Danta and Sudasana, and the head of the erstwhile ruling family of Danta is regarded as the head of the Paramara clan of Rajputs.

The Parmars made Chandravati their capital following the Arab conquest of 1200 AD. After the battle against Allauddin Khilji, they migrated to Tarsang. From there they moved to Danta three hundred and eighty years ago. Danta's last ruler signed the accession to join the Indian Union on 6 November 1948.[2]

The present head of the family is Mahipendra Singh, born 17 December 1948 in Bombay, married 6 March 1975 in Jaipur to HH Maharani Chandra Kumari of Karauli. The royal family of Danta now runs a Heritage homestay called "Bhavani Villa Heritage Homestay" close to Mount Abu in Rajasthan.

Maharanas[edit]

  • 1687 - 1743 Prithvisimhji Gajsimhji
  • 1743 Vikramdeoji
  • 1743 - 17.. Karansimhji
  • 17.. - 17.. Ratansimhji Karansimhji
  • 17.. - 1795 Abhaisimhji
  • 1795 - 1800 Mansimhji II Abhaisimhji
  • 1800 - 1823 Jagatsimhji Abhaisimhji
  • 1823 - 1847 Narsimhji Abhaisimhji
  • 1847 - 1859 Jhalamsimhji Narsimhji
  • 1859 - 1860 Sardarsimhji Jhalamsimhji
  • 1860 - 1876 Harisimhji Narsimhji (b. 1817 - d. 1876)
  • 1 Dec 1876 - 1908 Jashwantsimhji Harisimhji (b. 1850 - d. 1908)
  • 16 Jun 1908 - 1925 Hamirsimhji Jashwantsimhji (b. 1869 - d. 1925)
  • 20 Nov 1925 - 15 Aug 1947 Bhavanisimhji Hamirsimhji (from 2 Jan 1939, Sir Bhavanisimhji Hamirsimhji) (b. 1899 - d. 1961)

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Coordinates: 24°12′11″N 72°44′41″E / 24.20306°N 72.74472°E / 24.20306; 72.74472