Baria State

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Baria State
બારિયા રિયાસત
Princely State of British India
1524–1948
Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Baria
Baria State (sky blue) within Rewa Kantha Agency, British India
Capital Devgadh Baria
History
 •  Established 1524
 •  Accession to the Union of India 1948
Area
 •  1901 2,106 km2 (813 sq mi)
Population
 •  1901 81,579 
Density 38.7 /km2  (100.3 /sq mi)

Baria State, also known as Bariya State, was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. It was under the Rewa Kantha Agency of the Bombay Presidency and had its capital in Devgadh Baria town.

History

The state was founded by around 1524. Its rulers were Rajputs of the Chauhan dynasty. The state had seven subdivisions: Randhikpur, Dudhia, Umaria, Haveli, Kakadkhila, Sagtala and Rajgad. Baria's last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union on 10 June 1948.[1]

Rulers

The rulers of Baria were titled "Maharawal" from 1864 onwards.[2] They were granted a hereditary salute of 9 guns by the British.[3]

Rajas

  • .... – .... Rayasimhji Udaisimhji
  • .... – .... Vijaysimhji Rayasimhji
  • .... – c.1720 Mansimhji I Vijaysimhji (d. c.1720)
  • 17.. – 17.. Prithvirajji I Mansimhji (d. af.1732)
  • .... – .... Rayadharji Prithviraji
  • .... – .... Gangdasji I Rayadharji
  • .... – .... Gambhirsimhji Gangdasji
  • .... – .... Dhiratsimhji Gambhirsimhji
  • 1803? Jashwantsimhji Sahibsimhji
  • 18.. – Aug 1819 Gangdasji II Jashwantsimhji (d. 1819)
  • 1819 Prithvirajji II Gangdasji (d. 1864) (1st time)
  • 1819 Rupji (usurper)
  • 1819 – 1820 Bhimsimhji Gangdasji
  • 1820 – 1864 Prithvirajji II Gangdasji (s.a.) (2nd time)

Maharawals

  • 5 Mar 1864 – 25 Feb 1908 Mansimhji II Prithirajji (b. 1855 – d. 1908)
  • 25 Feb 1908 – 15 Aug 1947 Ranjitsimhji Mansimhji (b. 1886 – d. 1949) (from 1 Jan 1922, Sir Ranjitsimhji Mansimhji)

See also

References

  1. ^ Baria – Princely State
  2. ^ Princely States of India
  3. ^ Baria Princely State (9 gun salute)

Coordinates: 22°42′N 73°55′E / 22.70°N 73.91°E / 22.70; 73.91

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