BIKANER

The Rathore Dynasty

ORDERS & DECORATIONS

The Order of the Vikram Star - Grand Commander, breast star (L) and sash badge (R).

The Order of the Vikram Star: founded by Maharaja Sadul Singhji on 2nd February 1944 as the Vikram Badge, with precedence after the Bikaner Badge of Honour. Modified, renamed and given precedence before all other orders in November 1947. Awarded in five classes (1. Grand Commander, 2. Commander, 3. Companion, 4. Officer, and 5. Member).

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The Order of the Sadul Star of Bikaner - Grand Commander, breast star.

The Order of the Sadul Star of Bikaner: founded by Maharaja Sadul Singhji in November 1947. Awarded in five classes (1. Grand Commander, 2. Commander, 3. Companion, 4. Officer, and 5. Member).
 

The Order of the Sadul Star of Bikaner - Commander, neck badge.

The Order of the Star of Honour: founded by Maharaja Ganga Singhji on 30th October 1937 as the Bikaner Badge of Honour, in six classes. Modified and renamed by Maharaja Sadul Singhji in November 1947, thereafter awarded in four classes (1. Grand Commander, 2. Commander, 3. Companion, and 4. Officer).
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The Order of the Star of Honour - Commander, breast star (L) and neck badge (R).

The Badge of Valour: instituted by Maharaja Sadul Singhji in 1945, as a reward for exceptional acts of gallantry in the face of the enemy to members of the Bikaner State Forces. Awarded in one class only.
The Legion of Merit: instituted by Maharaja Ganga Singhji as the Medal for Meritorious Service on 30th October 1937. Modified and converted into a state order by Maharaja Sadul Singhji in 1947. Awarded in two classes (1. Class I - gold and full enamel neck badge, and 2. Class II - gold and partly enamelled breast badge).
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The Legion of Merit Class II, breast badge.

The Medal for Gallantry: instituted by Maharaja Sadul Singhji on 3rd December 1943 as a military decoration to reward gallantry in the field to members of the Bikaner State Forces. Awarded in a single class and open to all ranks.
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The Medal for Gallantry.

The Household Medal: Instituted by Maharaja Ganga Singhji to reward personal services. Awarded in three classes (1. Class I in gold, 2. Class II in silver, and 3. Class III in bronze).
The Maharaja's Household Medal: Instituted by Maharaja Sadul Singhji in 1943 to reward personal services. Awarded in three classes (1. Class I in gold, 2. Class II in silver, and 3. Class III in bronze).
The Public Service Medal: instituted by Maharaja Ganga Singhji as a reward for philanthropic, charitable, and public services by civilians and members of the armed forces and police. Modified by Maharaja Sadul Singhji and awarded in four classes.
The Civil Service Medal: instituted by Maharaja Ganga Singhji as a reward for services rendered by those in the civil branch of the state administration. Modified by Maharaja Sadul Singhji and awarded in three classes (1. Class I in gold, 2. Class II in silver, and 3. Class III in burnished copper).
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The Bikaner Public Service Medal - Maharaja Ganga Singhji, Class II.

The Civil Service Medal: instituted by Maharaja Sadul Singhji on 2nd February 1944, as a replacement for the sixth and seventh classes of the Badge of Honour. Awarded in three classes (1. Class I in gold, 2. Class II in silver, and 3. Class III in burnished copper).
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The Civil Service Medal, Class III (L) and The Ran Soon Jagvallabha Medal, Class I (R)

The Ran Soon Jagvallabha Medal: instituted by Maharaja Sadul Singhji as a reward for bravery and good conduct to officers, NCOs and men of the Bikaner State Forces. Awarded in two classes (1. Class I - awarded to officers, and 2. Class II - awarded to other ranks).
The Medal for Commendable Conduct: instituted by Maharaja Sadul Singhji in 1945 and awarded to NCOs and men of the Bikaner State Forces.
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