Baghal State

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Palace of earstwhile Arki/Bhagal Princely State,Himachal Prades,India
Baghal State
बाघल
Princely State
c. 1643–1948
History
 •  Established c. 1643
 •  Independence of India 1948
Area
 •  1901 312 km2 (120 sq mi)
Population
 •  1901 27,720 
Density 88.8 /km2  (230.1 /sq mi)
Rana Mehar Chand of Baghal seated with Jai Singh of Kulu. Pahari painting, early eighteenth century.

Baghal was one of the Princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. It covers an area of 312 square kilometres (120 sq mi) and is now part of Himachal Pradesh state. Baghal was founded by Rana Sabha Chand in 1643 and was acceded to India on 15 April 1948.

The capital of Baghal was Arki.

History[edit]

The state of Baghal was founded around 1640. It was ruled by Rajputs of the Baghalia dynasty.[citation needed]

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of Baghal bore the title 'Raja' from 1860 onward.[1]

Ranas[edit]

  • 1670 - 1727 Prithvi Chand (d. 1727)
  • 1727 - 1743 Mehar Chand (d. 1743)
  • 1743 - 1778 Bhup Chand (d. 1778)
  • 1778 - 1805 Jagat Singh (1st time) (d. 1828) (exiled in Nalagarh 1805 - 1815)
  • 1805 - 1815 occupied by Nepal
  • 3 Sep 1815 - Aug 1828 Jagat Singh (2nd time) (s.a.)
  • 1828 - 16 Jan 1840 Shiv Saran Singh (b. 1793 - d. 1840)
  • 1840 - 12 Mar 1875 Kishan Singh (b. 1817 - d. 1877) (personal style Raja from 1860)

Rajas[edit]

  • 12 Mar 1875 - 23 Jul 1877 Kishan Singh (s.a.)
  • 23 Jul 1877 - 12 Oct 1877 Moti Singh (d. 1877)
  • 1877 - 1904 Dhian Singh (b. 1842 - d. 1904)
  • 23 Apr 1904 - 3 Oct 1922 Bikram Singh (b. 1893 - d. 1922)
  • 3 Oct 1922 - 21 Dec 1945 Surendra Singh (b. 1909 - d. 1945)
  • 21 Dec 1945 - 15 Aug 1947 Rajendra Singh (b. 1928 - d. 2010)

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Coordinates: 31°09′N 76°58′E / 31.15°N 76.97°E / 31.15; 76.97