JODHPUR

 

The Rathor Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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1752-1753 and 1772-1793 H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Vijay Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur. b. at Jodhpur, 6th November 1729, elder son of Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Bakht Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur, by his third wife, Shri Bhatianiji Rani Chandra Kanwarji Maji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Shri Daulat Singh [Gajsinghot], of Osian, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 21st September 1752. Recovered Ajmer for a brief period and seized Godwar (from Mewar) and Amarkot. Installed on the gadi at Sringar Chowki, Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 31st January 1753 but was deposed by Maharaja Ram Singhji Sahib. Ascended the gadi for the second time after the death of Maharaja Ram Singhji Sahib, 1772. He spent much of his reign trying to defend his kingdom from the Marathas. m. (first) Shri Bada Shekhawatiji Rani Janat Kanwarji Maji Sahiba, elder daughter of Raja Shri Kishan Singh [Sadulsinghot], of Khandela, in Jaipur. m. (second) Shri Ladi Shekhawatiji Rani Jatan Kanwarji Maji Sahiba, younger daughter of Raja Shri Kishan Singh [Sadulsinghot], of Khandela, in Jaipur. m. (third) at Udaipur, 1735, Shri Ranawatiji Rani Ratan Kanwarji Maji Sahiba, daughter of Maharajadhiraja Maharana Shri Jagat Singhji II Bahadur, Maharana of Mewar. m. (fourth) Shri Deoriji Rani Suraj Kanwarji Maji Sahiba, daughter of Rao Shri Abhed Singh [Durjansinghot], of Sirohi (i.e. Maharao Shri Man Singhji III Bahadur, Rao Sahib of Sirohi). m. (fifth) Shri Virpuri Solankini Rani Suraj Kunwarji Sahiba, younger daughter of Thakore Shri Bakhat Singh [Jaitsinghot], of Virpur, in Lunawada. m. (sixth) Shri Tanwarji Rani Indar Kunwarji Sahiba, daughter of Raja Shri Surtan Singh [Jaorawarsinghot], of Kailawa, in Jodhpur Marwar. m. (seventh) Shri Hardoji Rani Deep Kunwarji Sahiba, daughter of Maharao Raja Budh Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharao Raja of Bundi. m. (eighth) Shri Panwarji Rani Gulab Kunwarji Maji Sahiba, daughter of Raja Shri Sardar Singh [Indarbhanot], Raja of Piploda. m. (a) ca. 1754, Paswanji Gulab Raiji Saiba (k. in her palanquin by two Jodhpur sardars, while on her way to Mehrangarh, 16th April 1792), a lady of the Jat caste who exercised considerable power over state affairs, and received Jalore in fief in 1791. He d. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 17th July 1793, having had issue, seven sons:

Maharaja Shri VijaySinghji, had further issue by his favourite paswan:

  • 8) Lalji Tej Singh Sahib, of Merta (s/o Gulab Rai). He d.v.p. unm. 1785.Copyright©Christopher Buyers

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1793 - 1803 H.H. Raj Rajeshwar Saramad-i-Rajha-i-Hindustan Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Shri Bhim Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur, eldest son of Maharaj Shri Bhom Singhji Sahib, by his first wife, Chauhaniji Kanwarani Indar Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Shri Kalyan Singh, of Bhawad, in Jodhpur Marwar, educ. privately. Seized Mehrangarh and proclaimed himself ruler in place of his grandfather, 13th April 1792. Surrendered and retired to his personal jagir at Sawana, 20th March 1793. Again seized the fort and proclaimed himself ruler, for the second time, 17th July 1793. Installed on the gadi at Sringar Chowki, Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 20th July 1793. He spent his entire reign contesting the succession with his uncles and cousins. m. (first) Shri Bada Tanwarji Rani Sire Kanwarji Sahiba (d. before 1807), daughter of Thakur Shri Surtan Singh [Zorawarsinghot], of Kailawa, in Jodhpur Marwar. m. (second) Shri Bada Bhatianiji Rani Pratap Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Shri Bhawani Singh [Sarupsinghot], of Osian, in Jodhpur Marwar. m. (third) Shri Ladi Bhatianiji Derawarji Rani Gyan Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Shri Sawai Singh [Raisinghot], of Jakhan, in Jodhpur Marwar. m. (fourth) Shri Ladi Tanwarji Rani Sirdar Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Shri Bakhtawar Singh [Dansinghot], of Lakhasar, in Bikaner. m. (fifth) Shri Tanwarji Rani Suraj Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Shri Karan Singh [Surtansinghot], of Kailawa, in Jodhpur Marwar. m. (sixth) May 1801, Shri Kachhawahiji Rani Anand Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of H.H. Saramad-i-Raja-i-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Jaipur. m. (seventh) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Singar Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Ram Singh [Rawal Mulrajkot], of Jaisalmer. m. (eighth) Shri Deoriji Rani Sire Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Raj Shri Keshri Singhji [Jorawarsinghot], of Badi Panti Mandar, in Sirohi. m. (ninth) Shri Virpuri Solaniki Rani Ratan Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakore Shri Ajit Singh [Bakhatsinghot], of Virpur, in Lunawada. m. (tenth) Shri Sodhiji Rani Man Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Shri Moti Singh [Surtansinghot], of Amarkot, in Sind. m. (eleventh) Shri Chavdiji Rani Hira Kanwarji Sahiba, daughter of Thakur Shri Jijhar Singh [Bhagwatsinghot], of Mansa, in Gujarat. He d. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 19th October 1803 (succ. by his cousin), leaving a posthumous son:

  • 1) Maharaj Shri Dheonkal Singhji Sahib Bahadur. b. posthumously at Talekhi Palace, May 1804 (s/o Sire Kanwarji), educ. privately. Adopted by Rani Anand Kanwarji 1807. Supported as the rightful heir by Thakur Sawai Singh of Pokaran and many of the nobles, who engaged Pathans and Sindis in his favour in 1807 and sought the intervention of the British. Amir Khan, the Pathan leader, subsequently turned sides in favour of Maharaja Man Singh, forcing Dheonkal’s party to retreat ignominiously. Returned from Jaipur in 1827, entered into a confederacy with disgruntled chiefs and attempted to seize the throne on his own behalf, until the British prevailed upon him to withdraw.
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