Virpur-Kherdi State

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Virpur State
वीरपुर
Princely State
16th century–1948
History
 -  Established 16th century
 -  Independence of India 1948
Area
 -  1921 171 km2 (66 sq mi)
Population
 -  1921 6,675 
Density 39 /km2  (101.1 /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. 

Virpur-Kherdi[1] or Virpur State[2] was a fourth class princely state in British India under Kathiawar Agency, ruled by Jadeja Rajput chiefs having descent from the Nawanagar ruling family. The state consisted of 13 villages extended over an area of 171 square kilometres (66 sq mi) and with Virpur as its headquarters.[1]The other important town being Kherdi/Kharedi, which was earlier seat of rulers before the capital was shifted to Virpur. Hence the State was also known as Virpur-Kherdi State. The town of Kalavad also was part of Virpur State.[3]

History[edit]

The house was founded in later half of 16th century by the Jadeja chief Bhanji Vibhaji, who subdued Kathis in the area and founded state of Virpur.[4] Bhanji was son of Vibhaji Ravalji, the ruler of Nawanagar State, the 2nd Jam Sahib of Nawanagar who ruled Nawanagar form 1562 - 1569.[5][3] The rulers were titled as Thakore Saheb. The last ruler was Thakore Sahib Narendrasinhji Dilipsinhji, who acceded the Virpur State in to Union of India on 15 February 1948.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Census of India, Gujarat. 1961. p. 198. 
  2. ^ The Chamber of Princes By R. P. Bhargava. 1991. p. 47,59,331. 
  3. ^ a b c Virpur
  4. ^ Gazetteers: Rajkot District. Directorate of Government Print., Stationery and Publications. 1965. p. 36. 
  5. ^ Nawanagar