Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma

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Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma
Maharaja of Travancore
Maharajah of Travancore 1847.jpg
Predecessor Swathi Thirunal
Successor Ayilyam Thirunal
Born (1814-09-26)September 26, 1814
Died August 18, 1860(1860-08-18) (aged 45)
Consort Thiruvattar Ammachi Panapillai Amma Srimathi Madhavi Pillai Kochamma
House Venad Swaroopam
Dynasty Kulasekhara
Father Changanasseri Rajaraja Varma Koyithampuran
Mother Gowri Lakshmi Bayi
Religion Hinduism
A sketch showing William Cullen carrying a letter from Queen Victoria to the Maharaja of Travancore thanking the latter for his contributions to the Great Exhibition of 1851 which included the gift of a carved ivory throne

Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma (26 September 1814 – 18 August 1860) was the Maharajah of Travancore state in southern India, succeeding his elder brother Maharajah Swathi Thirunal in 1846 till his demise in 1860. Known for his progressive rule, he abolished slavery in the kingdom. He was succeeded by his nephew Maharajah Ayilyam Thirunal in 1860. His mother was Her Highness Maharani Gowri Lakshmi Bayi. He was married to Thiruvattar Ammachi Panapillai Amma Srimathi Madhavi Pillai Kochamma of the Thiruvattar Ammaveedu, who died in 1860, a few months before the Maharajah's death. She was the younger sister of Maharajah Swathi Thirunal's consort. The Maharajah's daughter was married by his nephew and heir Maharajah Ayilyam Thirunal.

The Maharajah also adopted Bharani Thirunal Lakshmi Bayi and Bharani Thirunal Parvathi Bayi from the related Kolathiri royal house in 1857 after the death of his niece to perpetuate the royal line.

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Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma
Born: 26 September 1814 Died: 18 August 1860
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Swathi Thirunal
Maharaja of Travancore
Succeeded by
Ayilyam Thirunal