TRIPURA

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The Manikya Dynasty

GENEALOGY

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...   Maharaj Tripur, 46th Raja of Tripura, after whom the state of Tripura is named.
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14xx - 14xx Maharaj Ratna Manikya, 145th Raja of Tripura. He had issue, including two sons:
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14xx - 14xx Maharaj Pratap Manikya, Raja of Tripura, elder son of Maharaj Ratna Manikya, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death his father.
 
14xx - 14xx Maharaj Mukut Manikya, Raja of Tripura, younger son of Maharaj Ratna Manikya, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother. He had issue, including:
 
14xx - 1431 Maharaj Maha Manikya, Raja of Tripura, son of Maharaj Mukut Manikya, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father. He had issue, including two sons:
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1431 - 1462 Maharaj Sri Sri Dharma Manikya, Raja of Tripura, eldest son of Maharaj Maha Manikya, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1431. The Sri Rajmala was compiled during his reign. m. Rani Nanua Devi. He d. 1462, having had issue, seventeen sons (amongst whom he divided his kingdom), including:
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1462 - 1464 Tripura divided into seventeen parts, each ruled by one of the sons of Maharaj Dharma Manikya.
 
1464 - 1489 Sri Sri Narayana Charana Para Ratnapura Sri Sri Durgga Radha Napta Vijaya Maharaj Ratna Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, younger son of Maharaj Sri Sri Dharma Manikya, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Sent by his father as a hostage to Sultan Rukn ud-din Barbrak Shah, Sultan of Bengal, at Gaur. Returned in 1464 and conquered the state with the help of the Sultan. Ascended the tukht as ruler of the whole of Tripura, with the reign name of Ratna Manikya, 1464. m. Rani Sri Lakshmi Mahadevi. He was k. 1489, having had issue, including three sons:
 
1489  Nara Narayana Sri Sri Maharaj Pratap Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, eldest son of Sri Sri Narayana Charana Para Ratnapura Sri Durgga Radha Napta Vijaya Maharaj Ratna Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father in 1489, but deposed or k. shortly afterwards.
 
1489 - 1490 Nara Narayana Sri Sri Maharaj Mukut Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, youngest son of Sri Sri Narayana Charana Para Ratnapura Sri Durgga Radha Napta Vijaya Maharaj Ratna Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 1489. m. (first) Sri Machtri Mahadevi. He d. at Ratnapur, 1490 (sp?).
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1490 - 1520 Tripurendra Chattigrama Vijayindra Sri Sri Maharaj Dhanya Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, second son of Sri Sri Narayana Charana Para Ratnapura Sri Durgga Radha Napta Vijaya Maharaj Ratna Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his his younger brother, 1490. Conquered Chittagong in 1512 and assumed the title of Chattigrama Vijayindra. m. 1490, Rani Sri Kamala Devayu, daughter of the Senapati. He d. at Ratnapur, 1520, having had issue, including two sons and a daughter:
 
1520 - 1526 Sri Sri Maharaj Dhwaja Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, elder son of Tripurendra Chattigrama Vijayindra Sri Sri Maharaj Dhanya Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1520. He d. ca. 1526 (sp?).
 
1526 - 1530 Dhurasarasnayi Tripura Sri Sri Maharaj Deva Manikya Suvarnagrama Vijayi, Raja Tripura, younger son of Tripurendra Chattigrama Vijayindra Sri Sri Maharaj Dhanya Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, ca. 1526. Conquered the city of Sonargaon in 1528, and assumed the title of Suvarnagrama Vijayi, in commemoration of his victory. m. (first) after 1526, Sri Padmavati Rani Devayu. m. (second) ca. 1530, Sri Deva Gunavati Rani Devayu. He d. at Ratnapur, 1530, having had issue, including three sons:
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1530 - 1532 Sri Sri Maharaj Indra Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, eldest son of Dhurasarasnayi Tripura Swuvarnagrama Vijayi Sri Sri Maharaj Deva Manikya, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1530. He d. (or was k. by his brother) 1532.
 
1532 - 1565 Dhvajaghatasna Pratisindhusim Lakshnya Snayi Sri Sri Visveshvara Tripura Mahesh Maharaj Vijaya Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, second son of Dhurasarasnayi Tripura Swuvarnagrama Vijayi Sri Sri Maharaj Deva Manikya, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his elder brother, 1532. m. (first) 1532, Sri Vijaya Rani Devayu Kumudisha Darshi. m. (second) ca. 1536, Sri Lakshmi Rani Mahadevayu. m. (third) Sri Sarasvati Rani Mahadevayu. m. (fourth) ca. 1563, Sri Vakdevi Rani Mahadevayu. He was k. in battle against Cooch-Behar, together with 18,000 troops, near Khaspur, north of Sylhet, 1565, having had issue, including:
 
1565 - 1567 Sri Sri Maharaj Yudha Ananta Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, son of Dhvajaghatasna Pratisindhusim Lakshnya Snayi Sri Sri Visveshvara Tripura Mahesh Maharaj Vijaya Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Raised to the throne with the help of Gopi Prasada, probably in preference to an elder brother, 1564. m. at Ratnapur, ca. 1565, Sri Ratnavati Rani Mahadevayu, daughter of Maharaj Sri Sri Yudha Udaya Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura. He was k. (strangled) on the orders of his father-in-law, Gopi Prasada (Udaya Manikya), at Ratnapur, 1567 (sp?).
 
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1567 - 1573 Maharaj Sri Sri Yudha Udaya Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura (usurper). A former cook on the service of Bijoy Manikya named Gopi Prasada, he rose to a position of power after the death of Maharaj Vijaya Manikya. Instrumental in raising his son to the throne in 1565, to whom he married his daughter. He killed his son-in-law, one and a half years later, and seized the throne for himself. Installed on the tukht with the reign name of Udaya Manikya, 1567. Renamed the capital Udaipur, in his own honour. m. (first) Sri Hira Rani Mahadevayu. He d. at Udaipur, 1573, having had issue:
 
1573 - 1577 Maharaj Sri Sri Yudha Jaya Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, son of Maharaj Sri Sri Yudha Udaya Manikya Deva, Raja of Tripura, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1573. Reigned under the Regency of his (maternal?) uncle. m. Udaipur, 1573, Sri Subhadra Rani Mahadevayu. He was k. by Maharaj Yudha Amara Manikya, of the legitimate dynasty, 1577 (sp?).
 
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