Gondal State

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Gondal State
Princely State of British India

1634–1949

Coat of arms of Gondal

Coat of arms

Location of Gondal
Location of Gondal State in Saurashtra
History
 •  Established 1634
 •  Independence of India 1949
Area
 •  1831 2,652 km2 (1,024 sq mi)
Population
 •  1831 205,840 
Density 77.6 /km2  (201 /sq mi)
Interior of the Naulakha Palace.
Maharaja Bhagwatsimhji Sagramsimhji (1865 - 1944)
A bracket figure at the Naulakha Palace.

Gondal State was one of the eight first class princely states of Kathiawar Agency, Bombay Presidency in British India. Ruled by a Hindu Rajput dynasty of the Jadeja clan, the capital of the state was Gondal town.

History[edit]

Gondal State was established in 1634 AD by Thakore Shri Kumbhoji I Meramanji from a Hindu Rajput dynasty of the Jadeja clan, who received Ardoi and other villages from his father Meramanji.[citation needed]

With his fourth descendant Kumbhoji IV, the State raised itself, by acquiring the parganas of Dhoraji, Upleta, Sarai, and Patanvav,among others.[citation needed] The last ruler of Gondal State, Maharaja Bhojrajji Bhagwatsimhji, signed the instrument of accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.[1]

Rulers[edit]

The rulers of Gondal were Thakurs of the Jadeja dynasty who had the right to an 11 gun salute. They bore the title 'Thakur Sahib' from 1866 onwards.[2]

Thakurs[edit]

Reign Name
1648–1713 Sagramji I Kumbhoji (1634–1713)
1713–1752 Haloji Sagramji (1676–1752)
1752–1789 Kumbhoji II Haloji (1712–1789)
1789–1791 Muluji Sagramji (Malubhai Sahib) (1754–1791)
1791–1800 Dajibhai Muluji (1775–1800)
1800–1812 Devaji Sagramji (Devabhai Sahib) (1769–1812)
1812–1814 Nathuji Devaji (Nathubhai Sahib) (1814)
1814–1821 Kanuji Devaji (–1821)
1821–1841 Chandrasimhji Devaji (Motibhai Sahib) (1797–1841)
1841–1851 Bhanabhai Devaji (1851)
1851–1866 Sagramji II Devaji (Sagramji Bhanabhai) (1822–1869)

Thakur Sahibs[edit]

Tenure Name
1866 – 14 December 1869 Sagramji II Devaji
14 December 1869 – 10 March 1944 Bhagwatsimhji Sagramsimhji (1865–1944)
(from 15 Feb 1887, Sir Bhagwatsimhji Sagramsimhji)
(personal style Maharaja from 1 Jan 1888)
10 March 1944 – 15 Aug 1947 Bhojrajji Bhagwatsimhji (1883–1952)
(personal style Maharaja)

Regency[edit]

  • 16 Sep 1878 – 24 Aug 1884 Regency
    • W. Scott (to Jun 1882)
    • Jayashankar Lalshankar (to Feb 1882)
    • Bhagvat Sinhji (from Feb 1882)
    • Hancock (acting for Scott Dec 1880 - Feb 1881)
    • Nutt (from Jun 1882 [and acting for Scott Aug 1881 - Jan 1882])

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Harikrishna Laishankar Dave (1867). A Short History of Gondal. Education Society's Press. p. 202. 
  • Shree Bhagvat Sinhjee golden jubilee committee, Gondal (1934). Gondal's cherished treasures: an account of Shree Bhagvat Sinhjee golden jubilee celebrations. Shree Bhagvat Sinhjee golden jubilee committee. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 21°58′12″N 70°48′00″E / 21.9700°N 70.8000°E / 21.9700; 70.8000