JODHPUR

 

The Rathor Dynasty

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1619 - 1638 Maharaja Shri Gaj Singhji I [Dalthamban] Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Jodhpur. b. at Lahore, 30th October 1595, third son of Sawai Raja Shri Sur Singhji [Suraj Mal] Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Jodhpur, by his third wife, Shri Kachhawahi Rani Sobha Deviji Sahiba, educ. at the Imperial Court. Entered the Mughal service at an early age and served under his father. Appointed to an Imperial mansab of 3,000 zat and 2,000 sowar 6/10/1619, prom. to 5,000 zat and 4,000 sowar 1624 (confirmed 1627). Succeeded on the death of his father, 7th September 1619. Invested by Imperial authority at Burhanpur, and granted the parganas of Jodhpur, Sojhat, Shivano, Jaitaran, Satalmer and Pokaran in jagir, 6th October 1619. Installed on the gadi at Sringar Chowki, Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 1620. Raised to the personal title of Maharaja by Emperor Shah Jahan. Subadar of the Deccan. m. (first) at Todo, 1606, Shri Bari Kachhawahi Maharani Kalyan Deviji Sahiba (b. at Todo, 9th September 1595; d. November 1648), née Rupmati Bai (or Rupvati Bai), daughter of Kunwar Jagrup Jagnathot, of Todo. m. (second) at Khejarlo, February 1608, Shri Chauhaniji Maharani Amrat Deviji Sahiba (d. 20th January 1663), née Raikunwar Bai, daughter of Kunwar Sikhro Mahkaranot, of Khejarlo. m. (third) at Mathuraji, 19th September 1607, Shri Sisodiniji Maharani Pratap Deviji Sahiba (b. 2nd October 1598; d. at Lahore, Punjab, 30th May 1634), granted the title of Maharani 27th November 1622, née Rukhmavati Bai, daughter of Bhan Saktavat, of Mewar, by his wife, a daughter of Kesho Das Bhimvot Rathore "Maru", of Merto. m. (fourth) at Rampuro, 24th April 1612, Shri Chandravatji Maharani Kashmir Deviji Sahiba (d.s.p.), daughter of Rao Chando Durgawat, of Rampuro. m. (fifth) at Jaisalmer, 1st January 1613, Shri Bhatianiji Maharani Lachal [Lal] Deviji Sahiba (b. at Jaisalmer, 25th November 1593; d.s.p. at Mathuraji, 1668), née Ramkunwar Bai, daughter of Rukn ud-Daula, Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Parama Bhattarak Shri Maharawal Ji Bairi Kalyan Dev Bahadur, Yadukul Chandrawhal, Bijaimand, Maharaja of Jaisalmer. m. (sixth) at Miniyari, Godhwar, 9th April 1614, after the birth of her son, Shri Sonagari Maharani Mansukh Deviji Sahiba (b. at Pali, 21st January 1595; d. at Nagaur, 15th June 1641), née Bhagvati Bai, daughter of Jaswant Mansinghot, of Pali, in Jodhpur state. m. (seventh) at Jodhpur, June 1615, Shri Waghelji Maharani Kasumbha Deviji Sahiba (b. 5th December 1595; d.s.p.), daughter of Waghel Sango, of Idar. m. (eighth) at Rawar, Deccan, 12th April 1622, Shri Jareji Maharani Norang Deviji Sahiba (d.s.p. at Jodhpur, during the night of 21st January 1663), daughter of Jam Shri Jasoji Sataji Sahib, Jam Sahib of Nawanagar. m. (ninth) at Amber, 4th November 1622, Shri Kachhawahi Maharani Suraj Deviji Sahiba (d. by sati, at Agra, 6th May 1638), née Indra Kanwarji Sahiba, only daughter of Amir ul-Umara, Mirza Raja Shri Bhau Singh Bahadur, Raja of Amber, by his wife, Shri Rani Asak Kumari Sahiba, alias Suraj Devi. m. (tenth) at Panwar, 27th May 1623, Shri Naruki Kachawahi Maharani Keshar Deviji Sahiba (b. at Panwar, 10th June 1608; d.s.p. by sati, at Mandore, 14th May 1638), daughter of Chandrabhan Jaitsiyot, of Rahan, Marwar, and officer in the Mughal service. m. (eleventh) Shri Bhatianiji Maharani Udaikunwar Bai Sahiba, daughter of Rukn ud-Daula, Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Parama Bhattarak Shri Maharawal Ji Bairi Manohar Das Dev Bahadur, Yadukul Chandrawhal, Muzaffar Jang, Bijaimand, Maharaja of Jaisalmer. m. (a) after 1619, Anara Begum Sahiba (k. by a Jodhpur sardar, after 1638), widow of a Muslim Nawab from Delhi, an influential lady who constructed several well-known buildings in Jodhpur. m. (b) Anguri Rai. He d. at Agra, 6th May 1638, having had issue, three sons and five daughters:
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1638 - 1659 Unda Rajahai Alitabar Maharaja Shri Jaswant Singhji I Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur (first time) - see below.
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1659  Raja Shri Rai Singhji Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Jodhpur and Nagore, eldest son of Raja Shri Amar Singh Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Nagore, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father as Rao of Nagore, 26th July 1644. Raised to the title of Raja and appointed as ruler of Jodhpur in 1659 by Emperor Aurangzeb, to spite Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Entered the Mughal service and appointed to an Imperial mensab of 1,000 zat and 700 sowar 1645, prom to 1,500 zat and 800 sowar 1652, prom to 1,000 sowar 1657, prom to 4,00 zat and 4,000 sowar 1659, cdr. of the vanguard under Kokaltash 1674-1676. Founder of Raorasapura near Aurangabad. He d. from illness, on campaign in the Deccan, 1676, having had issue, a son:
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1638-1659 & 1659-1678 Unda Rajahai Alitabar Maharaja Shri Jaswant Singhji I Sahib Bahadur, Maharaja of Jodhpur. b. at Jodhpur, 26th December 1626, youngest son of Maharaja Shri Gaj Singhji I Sahib Bahadur, Raja of Jodhpur, by his third wife, Shri Sisodiniji Maharani Pratap Deviji Sahiba, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father by special decree of the Emperor, in accordance with his father's wishes, 6th May 1638. Invested by Imperial authority and granted the parganas of Jodhpur, Sivano, Merto, Sojhat, Phalodhi and Pokaran (Satalmer) in jagir. Installed on the gadi at Sringar Chowki, Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 25th May 1638. Granted the personal title of Maharaja by the Emperor Shah Jahan, 6th January 1654, and later prom. to Unda Rajahai Alitabar. Entered the Mughal service and appointed to an Imperial mansab of 4,000 zat and 4,000 sowar 25/5/1638, prom. to 6,000 zat 6/1/1654, prom. to 7,000 zat and 5,000 sowar 5/1/1658. Severely defeated by Aurangzeb at Dharmat where he commanded thirty thousand Rajputs for Shah Jahan. Subadar of Malwa 1658-1659, and of Gujarat March 1659-1662 and 1671-28th July 1672, and Thanadar of Peshawar 1671-1678. A distingusihed man of letters and author of "Siddhant-bodh", "Anand Vilas" and "Bhasa-bhusan". m. (first) at Jaisalmer, 25th April 1637, Shri Bhatiyaniji Rani Jasrup Deviji Sahiba (b. at Jaisalmer, 25th April 1637; d.s.p.  10th April 1650), née Maharajkumari Premkunwar Bai Sahiba, daughter of Rukn ud-Daula, Maharajadhiraj Raj Rajeshwar Parama Bhattarak Shri Maharawal Ji Bairi Manohar Das Dev Bahadur, Yadukul Chandrawhal, Bijaimand, Maharaja of Jaisalmer. m. (second) at Bundi, 5th May 1638, Shri Hadiji Maharani Jaswant Deviji Sahiba (b. 10th July or 9th August 1627; d.s.p. at Bundi), raised to the title of Maharani at Aurangabad, 22nd April 1670, née Kalyan Bai, Kankunwar or Ramkunwar, daughter of Maharao Raja Shri Chatra Sal Sahib Bahadur, Maharao Raja of Bundi. m. (third) at Bilara, Jodhpur, 19th January (or 2nd February) 1641, Shri Chauhaniji Rani Jagrup Deviji Sahiba (b. 4th June 1632), née Raikunwar Bai Sahiba, daughter of Dayal Das Sikhravat, of Sacoro. m. (fourth) at Khandela, 24th February 1641, Shri Khandeliji Rani Jashma Deviji Sahiba (b. at Khandela, 20th August 1624), daughter of Raja Shri Dwarka Das Bahadur, Raja of Khandela, in Jaipur. m. (fifth) at Jodhpur, 13th May 1644, Shri Jadam Rani Jaiwant Deviji Sahiba, daughter of Prithi Raj Raisinghot, of Corau, near Junagadh. m. (sixth) at Ranthambhor, 8th February 1650, Shri Gauriji Rani Jasrang Deviji Sahiba (b. 27th June 1635; d.s.p. 1st September 1662), née Karmati Bai Sahiba, daughter of Manohar Das Gopaldasot Gaur, a relative of Raja Vithal Das Gaur. m. (seventh) at Khandela, 28th May 1650 (or 17th May 1651), Shri Khandeliji Rani Atrang Deviji Sahiba (b. at Khandela, 19th August 1634), née Rajkumari Janakkunwar Bai Sahiba, daughter of Raja Shri Birsingh Deo, Raja of Khandela, in Jaipur. m. (eighth) at Mathuraji, 20th April 1657, Shri Bada Sisodni Rani Jasrup Deviji Sahiba (b. 1644; d.s.p. 21st October 1662), née Rajkumari Rupkunwar Bai Sahiba, daughter of Maharaj Biram Deo, of Mewar. m. (ninth) at Sirohi, March 1659, Shri Ladi Chauhaniji Rani Atisukh Deviji Sahiba (b. at sirohi, 1643; d.s.p. at Mehrangarh, Jodhpur, 29th December 1658 or 16th December 1708), née Rajkumari Anandkunwar Bai Sahiba, daughter of Rao Akheraj II, Rao of Sirohi. m. (tenth) at Rampura, 9th April 1665, Shri Chandrawatiji Rani Jaisukh Deviji Sahiba (b. 21st February 1646; d. by sati, December 1678), née Nabhawat Bai Sahiba, daughter of Rao Shri Amar Singh Harisinghot, of Rampura. m. (eleventh) at Hibhavan, near Karauli, 15th April 1665, Shri Jadamanji Rani Jas Kunwarji Sahiba, a princess of Gwalior, granddaughter of Maharajadhiraj Shri Tulsi Pal [Chatraman Deo] Bahadur, Yadukul Chandra Bhal, Maharaja of Karauli. m. (twelfth) Shri Kachhawahi Rani Narukhji Sahiba, daughter of Fateh Singh Ladhanot, of Kankor. He also m. seven Paswans. He d. on active service, at Jamrud, near Peshawar, 28th November 1678 (cremated at Mandore), having had issue, four sons and four daughters:
Maharaja Shri Jaswant Singhji I, also had issue, a natural son.
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