Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma

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Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma
Maharaja of Travancore
Maharajah of Travancore 1847.jpg
Reign27 December 1846 – 18 August 1860
Coronation28 December 1846
PredecessorSwathi Thirunal
SuccessorAyilyam Thirunal
Born26 September 1814
Died18 August 1860 (aged 46)
ConsortNagercoil Ammachi Panapillai Amma Srimathi Madhavi Pillai Kochamma
IssueAmmachi panipillai sreemathi madhavi pillai lakshmi pillai kochamma(wife of ayilyam thirunal)
HouseVenad Swaroopam
FatherChanganassery Lakshmipuram Palace's Raja Raja Varma Valiya Koyil Thampuran
MotherGowri Lakshmi Bayi
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 Nagercoil Ammaveedu, who died in 1860, a few months before the Maharajah's death. 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.

See also[edit]


  • Aiya, V.Nagam. Travancore State Manual.
  • Pillai, T. K. Velu (1996). Travancore State Manual. II (2 ed.). Archived from the original on 7 May 2006. Retrieved 7 May 2006.
  • Menon, Shungunny. History of Travancore.
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