KISHANGARH

BRIEF HISTORY

The state was founded by Kishan Singh, second of twelve sons of Maharaja Udai Singhji of Jodhpur, in 1594. He had assisted Emperor Shah Jahan in his contest for the throne of Delhi against his brother Prince Parvaz Mirza. His reward was Imperial support in wresting the south-eastern provinces of the Jodhpur state, where he established a new kingdom, and founded the city of Kishangarh in 1611.

CLAN:
Kishansinghot sept of the Rathor clan of Rajputs.

SALUTE:
15-guns.

ARMS:
Argent, three mural crowns gules, two and one; a chief paly of five - tenne, argent, gules, or and vert. Crest: A falcon rising proper on a wreath argent. Supporters: Chevals sable. Motto: "Niti Riti" (Law and custom) murrey on a riband or. Lambrequins: tenne and argent.

FLAG:
5.5x5.3. horizontal flag of three equal stripes, black, white, red (top to bottom).

STYLES & TITLES:
The ruling prince: Umdai Rajahai Buland Makan Maharaja Shri (personal name) Singhji, Maharaja of Kishangarh, with the style of His Highness.
The consort of the ruling prince: Maharani Shri (personal name) Sahiba, with the style of Her Highness.
The Heir Apparent: Maharaj Kumar Shri (personal name) Singhji Bahadur, Yuvraj Sahib of Kishangarh.
The younger sons of the ruling prince, by wives of equal caste: Maharaj Kumar Shri (personal name) Singh.
The sons of the ruling prince, by secondary wives of inferior caste: Rao Raja Shri (personal name) Singh.
The daughters of the ruling prince:

ORDERS & DECOARATIONS:
Installation Medal: instituted by Maharaja Shri Umdag Sumer Singhji to commemorate his coming of age and investment with full ruling powers on 5th June 1947. Awarded in a single class, a silver medal.

RULES OF SUCCESSION:
Male primogeniture, with the right of adoption by the recognised head of the family, on the failure of natural heirs.

SOURCES:
Lewis Bentham Bowring. Bowring Collection. MSS. Eur. G.38, Oriental India Office Collection, British Library, London.
Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. Burke's Peerage Limited, London, 1900-1959.
Chiefs and Leading Families in Rajputana. Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1894, 1903, 1916, 1935 and 1944.
Dr. Vijay Kumar Mathur. Marvels of Kishangarh Paintings from the Collection of the National Museum, New Delhi. Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, Delhi, 2000.
Ann Morrow. Highness, The Maharajas of India, Grafton Books, London 1986.
The Rajputana Gazetteer. Volumes I, II & III. Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta, 1879.
Thacker's Indian Directory, Thacker's Press & Directories, Ltd., Calcutta 1863-1956.

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Deepak Aggarwal.
Joan Bos.
Father Lawrence Ober, SJ.
Kunwar Harish Singh.
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