JODHPUR

 

The Rathor Dynasty

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1562 - 1565 Rao Shri Chandra Sen Sahib, Rao of Jodhpur. b. 30th July 1541, fourth surviving son of Rao Shri Mal Deo [Maldevji] Sahib, Rao of Jodhpur, by his fifth and favourite wife, Shri Jhaliji Rani Swarup Deviji Sahiba, educ. privately. Seized the throne on the death of his father, during the absence of his elder brothers at the Imperial Court, 7th November 1562. Installed on the gadi at Sringar Chowki, Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 31st December 1562. His succession dissafted his elder half-brothers and several important nobles at his court, who failing to dislodge him, joined forces with Emperor Akbar. The latter took the fort after a siege lasting seventeen days, forcing Chandra Sent o confer additional lands on his uncles Ram Singh and Udai Saingh. Later forced to pay an indemnity of Rs 4 lakhs to Husain Quli Khan, but eventually lost his kingdom when he took Mehrangarh in 1565. Visited Akbar at Nagor in 1571, but failed to secure his restoration. Established himself at Siwana Fort and attempted to defy Imperial authority, but was forced to flee and go into hiding when confronted by Rai Singh of Bikaner in 1574. m. (first) Shri Chauhaniji Rani Kalyan Deviji Sahiba (d. before 1581), daughter of Hamir Vakhavat, of Sacoro. m. (second) Shri Kachhawahi Rani Suhag Deviji Sahiba (d. at Phagi, after 1565), daughter of Viro Kachhawa, of Naruka. m. (third) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Sobhag Deviji Sahiba (d. by sati, 11th January 1581), daughter of Maharajadhiraj Parama Bhattarak Shri Maharawal Ji Bairi Harraj Singh Dev Bahadur, Yadukul Chandrawhal, Bijaimand, Maharaja of Jaisalmer. m. (fourth) at Chittor Fort, 23rd April 1560, Shri Sisodniji Rani Suraj Deviji Sahiba (d. at Mathuraji, ca. 1614), daughter of Maharana Udai Singh II, Maharana of Mewar. m. (fifth) Shri Kachhawahi Rani Kankunde Bai Sahiba (d.s.p.), née Kukamde Bai, daughter of Jogi Kachhawa. m. (sixth) at Sirohi, 22nd June 1568, Shri Deoriji Rani Akhankar Deviji Sahiba (d. at Mathuraji, ca. 1603), daughter of Maharao Man Singh I, Rao of Sirohi. m. (seventh) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Harakhan Deviji Sahiba (d.s.p. at Gopasar, Marwar, before December 1640), née Sahordaram Bai, daughter of Ram Panchainot, of Vairsalpur, of the Kelham Bhati clan. m. (eighth) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Premal Deviji Sahiba (d.s.p. at Vikumpur, ca. 1627), daughter of Rao Jaiso Varsinghot, of Pungal, of the Kelham Bhati clan. m. (ninth) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Jagisam Bai Sahiba (d.s.p. by sati, January 1581), daughter of Meho Tejsiyot, an officer in Jodhpur state service. m. (tenth) Shri Sodhiji Rani Megham Bai Sahiba (d.s.p. by sati, January 1581), from the Sodha Pamwar family of Amarkot. m. (eleventh) Shri Chauhaniji Rani Purbaniji Sahiba (d.s.p. by sati, January 1581). m. (twelfth) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Sahiba, daughter of Rao Dungarsi Durjansalot, of Vikumpur, of the Kelham Bhati clan. m. (thirteenth) at Ranthambhor, 21st February 1569, Shri Hadoji Rani Sahiba (d.s.p.), a daughter of Maharao Raja Shri Surjan Sahib Bahadur, Maharao Raja of Haravati. He d. in exile, at Bhadrajoon, 11th January 1581 (cremated at Mandore), having had issue, three sons and six daughters:
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1565 - 1583 Interregnum, direct rule by Mughal governors.
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1583 - 1595 Raja Shri Udai Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Jodhpur. b. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 13th January 1538, third son Rao Shri Mal Deo [Maldevji] Sahib, Rao of Jodhpur, by his fifth and favourite wife, Shri Jhaliji Rani Swarup Deviji Sahiba, educ. privately. educ. at the Imperial Court, Delhi. Emperor Akbar took him to Delhi as a hostage in order to ensure the good behaviour of his father. Absent from the state at his father's death, when his younger brother seized the throne in 1562. He assisted Emperor Akbar in taking Jodhpur from his nephew in 1564, receiving Imperial recogonition as head of the family and leader of the Rathore clan in 1570. Entering the Mughal service, he rose high in rank, receiving appointment to an Imperial mansab of 1,000 zat, and promotion to the hereditary title of Raja in 1581. Restored to Jodhpur and formally installed on the gadi at Sringar Chowki, Mehrangarh, 4th August 1583. The first of his line to permanently adopt the suffix of Singh. Styled 'Mota Raja' (the fat Raja) by his friend and mentor, Emperor Akbar. The Emperor's support ensured security for the clan and the continued enjoyment of their hereditary possessions. m. (first) before 1556, Shri Solankani Rani Nachrang Deviji Sahiba (d. at Jodhpur, 1590), née Kankade, daughter of Samvatsi Raymalot, of Desuri, in Godhvar. m. (second) Shri Sisodini Rani Apurav Deviji Sahiba (d. 1597), daughter of Kunwar Shri Parasram Sahib, of Udaipur. m. (third) Shri Kachhawahi Rani Ankar Deviji Sahiba (d. at Phalodhi, shortly after 1562), daughter of Mansingh Tejsiyot Kachhawa. m. (fourth) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Jaswant Deviji Sahiba (d. at Jodhpur, 1601), née Harakham Bai, daughter of Rao Durjan Sal Varsinghot, of Vikumpur. m. (fifth) Shri Kachhawahi Rani Uttam Deviji Sahiba, daughter of Ramsingh Tejsiyot, of Amarsar. m. (sixth) Shri Rajavat Kachavahi Rani Sahiba (d. at Jodhpur, before 1595), née Sita Bai. m. (seventh) Shri Chauhaniji Rani Ajayab Deviji Sahiba (d. 1618), née Kanka Bai, daughter of Thakur Makharan Ranawat, of Khejarlo, a military officer in Jodhpur state service. m. (eighth) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Kapur Deviji Sahiba, daughter of Kamo Goyandot, of Gadalo, from the Kelhan Bhati clan. m. (ninth) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Santokh Deviji Sahiba (d. 1621), née Sajnam Baj Sahiba, daughter of Rajkumar Shri Suraj Mal, of Jaisalmer. m. (tenth) Shri Rajavat Kachhawahi Rani Manrang Deviji Sahiba (d. at Lahore, Punjab, 21st May 1593), daughter of Raja Askaram Bhimvrajot, Raja of Gwalior. m. (eleventh) at Idar, 1585, Shri Chauhaniji Rani Suhag Deviji Sahiba (d. at Jodhpur, 1600), née Purbani Bai, daughter of Vais Dhundhanji or of Surtanji. m. (twelfth) at Idar, 1585, Shri Chavriji Rani Sigar Deviji Sahiba (d. at Jodhpur, 1618), daughter of Aso Chavro, of Idar. m. (thirteenth) at Sathlano, Marwar, 29th December 1589, Shri Chauhaniji Rani Sahiba (d.s.p. by sati, at Lahore, Punjab, July 1595), daughter of Thakur Vanvir Singhawat, of Vaghavas, near Kodhno, Marwar, a military officer in Jodhpur state service, of the Sacoro Chauhan clan. m. (fourteenth) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Pohpavatiji Sahiba (d.s.p. while enroute from her paternal home, after the marriage), daughter of Kumar Shri Raimal Durjansalot, of Vikumpur. m. (fifteenth) Shri Sonagari Rani Jasodaji Sahiba (d.s.p. by sati, at Mandore, July 1595), daughter of Kumar Shri Bhan Akhairajot, of the Sonagari Chauhan clan, a military officer in Udaipur service. m. (sixteenth) 1590, Shri Deoriji Rani Ladiji Sahiba (d.s.p. by sati, at Lahore, Punjab, July 1595), née Rani Bai Sahiba, daughter of Rao Kalo Mehajalot, a military officer in Jodhpur state service. m. (seventeenth) Shri Chauhaniji Rani Taramatiji Sahiba (d.s.p. by sati, at Lahore, Punjab, July 1595), daughter of Jivo, of the Sacoro Chauhan clan, a military officer in Jodhpur state service. m. (eighteenth) Shri bhatianiji Rani Sahiba, probably the daughter of Kalo Jaimalot, of the Rupsi Bhati clan, a military officer in Jodhpur state service. m. (nineteenth) Shri Bhatianiji Rani Sahiba, daughter of Jagmal Sangawat, of the Khimvo Bhati clan, of Vairsalpur. He d. at Lahore, Punjab, 11th July 1595 (cremated at Mandore, when four of his wives committed sati), having had issue, nineteen sons and fifteen daughters:
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