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The word Thakur means 'lord', 'god' or 'master'. The title was used by rulers of several princely states, including Ambliara, Vala, Morbi, Barsoda, and Rajkot State. Sons of thakurs were given the Sanskrit title of Kumara ('prince'), popular usage being Kunwar in the North and Kumar in Bengal and South India.
A Thakur's estate was called a Thakurate or Thikana, and was recognised at a salute state rank in the British Empire of India. The Thakur Sahib of Dhrol, Thakur Sahib of Limbdi, Thakur Sahib of Palitana and Thakur Sahib of Rajkot were recognised with hereditary 9-gun salutes, while the Thakur Sahib of Gondal received an 11-gun salute.
- Thakkar, a Lohana surname
- Thakuri, Nepalese royal title
- Thakore caste
- Babu Saheb, title of Rajputs in Bihar. Used interchangeably with Thakur.
- Thakur (Bengali surname)
- Dharma Thakur, a Hindu folk deity worshipped in the Rarh region
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