Dharampur State

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Dharampur State
ધરમપુર
Princely State
1262–1948
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
History
 -  Established 1262
 -  Accession to the Union of India 1948
Area
 -  1892 1,823 km2 (704 sq mi)
Population
 -  1892 102,000 
Density 56 /km2  (144.9 /sq mi)
Rajput Provinces of India - Dharampur (Princely State)

Dharampur State was a princely state in India during the time of the British Raj. Its last ruler acceded to the Union of India June 10, 1948.

Geography[edit]

Dharampur State had an area of 1,823 km2[1] and fell under the Surat Agency of the Bombay Presidency.[2] It was located in Dharampur city in Gujarat state, India.[1][2] Today Dharampur is a small, peaceful town with a royal heritage that has become a tourist destination. It is located on Waghai-Vansda Highway, with Waghai just 4 km away. The town is on the banks of Swargavahini river at the foothills of the Sahyadri mountain range. Tourist sites include the Japanese Gardens, Laxminarayan Temple, Wilson Hills, Gujarat and the Lady Wilson Museum.[3]

History[edit]

Dharampur State was founded in 1262. Its capital was moved to Mandvegan in 1766 and was renamed Dharampur. On 31 Dec 1802 Dharampur became a British protectorate. The state was ruled by Rajputs belonging to the Sisodhyia dynasty. The rulers had the title Rana Maharana Sahib and were accorded a status of 9-gun salute by the British authorities.[4]

Rulers[edit]

  • Oct 1680 - 1727 Sahadevji (d. 1727)
  • 1727 - 1758 Ramdevji II (d. 1758)
  • 1758 - 1774 Dharamdevji (d. 1774)
  • 1774 - 1777 Narandevji I (Guman Singh) (d. 1777)
  • 1774 - 1777 Maharani Baiji Kushal (d. 1784) Kunverba (f) (1st time) -Regent
  • 1777 - 1784 Somdevji II (Abhay Singh) (d. 1784)
  • 1777 - 1784 Maharani Baiji Kushal (s.a.) Kunverba (f) (2nd time) -Regent
  • 1784 - 1807 Rupdevji (b. 1783 - d. 1807)
  • 1784 - 1800 Maharani Baiji Kushal Kunverba (d. af.1808) Sahib (f) -Regent
  • 1807 - 1857 Vijaidevji I (d. 1857)
  • 1857 - 20 Jan 1860 Ramdevji III Vijayadevji (d. 1860)
  • 20 Jan 1860 - 17 Sep 1891 Narayandevji Ramdevji (b. ... - d. 1891)
  • 1891 - 26 Mar 1921 Mohandevji Narayandevji (b. 1863 - d. 1921)
  • 26 Mar 1921 - 15 Aug 1947 Vijaidevji Mohandevji (b. 1884 - d. 1952)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 20°32′13″N 73°10′05″E / 20.537°N 73.168°E / 20.537; 73.168