Baudh State

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Baudh State
Princely State of British India

Flag of Baudh

Location of Baudh
Baudh State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
 •  Established 1874
 •  Accession to the Union of India 1948
 •  1921 3,274 km2 (1,264 sq mi)
 •  1921 130,103 
Density 39.7 /km2  (102.9 /sq mi)
Baudh Princely State

Baudh State, also known as Boudh State, was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. It was recognized as a state in 1874[1] and had its capital in Boudh town. Its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1948.


Baudh was one among the 26 Feudatory States of Orissa. According to legend the state originated in a preexisting state that had been founded centuries before by a Brahmin who adopted as successor a nephew of the Raja of Keonjhar.[2]

The formerly princely state's territory is now within Boudh District.

Rulers of Baudh[edit]

The Rajas of the princely state were:

  • 1874-1879 Pitamber Deo
  • 1879-1913 Jogendra Deo
  • 1913-1947 Narayan Prasad Deo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Princely States of India A-J
  2. ^ Malleson, G. B. An historical sketch of the native states of India, London 1875, Reprint Delhi 1984

Coordinates: 20°50′N 84°19′E / 20.84°N 84.32°E / 20.84; 84.32