Jamkhandi State

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Jamkhandi State
ಜಮಖಂಡಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನ
Princely State of British India


Flag of Jamkhandi


 -  Established 1811
 -  Independence of India 1948
 -  1901 1,357 km2 (524 sq mi)
 -  1901 105,357 
Density 77.6 /km2  (201.1 /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. 

Jamkhandi State was one of the Maratha princely states of British India.[1] It was founded in 1811[2] and its capital was at Jamakhandi. It was administered as part of the Deccan States Agency of the Bombay Presidency and was one of the former states of the Southern Maratha Country.


Jamkhandi state was founded in 1811 by Shrimant Gopalrao Patwardhan. He was a descendant of Bramhibhoot Harbhat Buva Patwardhan of Kurandvad Senior State.

The name of the state was derived from Jambukeshwar temple. The temple itself got the name because it was deep inside a Jambul blueberry (Jambul in Marathi, Nerale Hannu in Kannada, Jamun in Hindi) forest. Today, a primary school functions from the temple precinct.[3]

The town of Kundgol, which is in the neighboring Dharwar district, was a non-contiguous part of Jamkhandi State until it merged into the Indian Union on 19t February 1948.


The rulers of the state bore the title 'Raja'. The Rajas of Jamkhandi belonged to the Patwardhan dynasty.[4]


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  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 14, p. 46.
  2. ^ Jamkhandi (Princely State)
  3. ^ Swami Vivekanand English Medium school and Nutan Vidyalaya Kannada Gandu Makkala Shale, ನೂತನ ವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ ಕನ್ನಡ ಗಂಡು ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಶಾಲೆ
  4. ^ Princely States of India

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Coordinates: 16°31′N 75°18′E / 16.517°N 75.300°E / 16.517; 75.300