Virpur-Kherdi State

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Virpur State
वीरपुर
Princely State
16th century–1948
History
 •  Established 16th century
 •  Independence of India 1948
Area
 •  1921 171 km2 (66 sq mi)
Population
 •  1921 6,675 
Density 39 /km2  (101.1 /sq mi)

Virpur-Kharedi[1] or Virpur State[2] was a fourth class princely state in British India under Kathiawar Agency, ruled by Jadeja Rajput chiefs having descent from the Nawanagar ruling family. The state consisted of 13 villages extended over an area of 171 square kilometres (66 sq mi) and with Virpur as its headquarters.[1]The other important town being Kharedi, which was earlier seat of rulers before the Capital was shifted to Virpur. Hence the State was also known as Virpur-Kherdi State. The town of Kalavad also was part of Virpur State.[3]

History

The house was founded in the later half of the 16th century by the Jadeja chief Bhanji Vibhaji, who subdued Kathis in the area and founded state of Virpur.[4] Bhanji was son of Vibhaji Ravalji, the ruler of Nawanagar State, the 2nd Jam Sahib of Nawanagar who ruled Nawanagar from 1562 - 1569.[5][3] The rulers were titled as Thakore Saheb. The last ruler was Thakore Sahib Narendrasinhji Dilipsinhji Jadeja who in turn acceded the Virpur State into Union of India on 15 February 1948.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Census of India, Gujarat. 1961. p. 198. 
  2. ^ The Chamber of Princes By R. P. Bhargava. 1991. p. 47,59,331. 
  3. ^ a b c Virpur
  4. ^ Gazetteers: Rajkot District. Directorate of Government Print., Stationery and Publications. 1965. p. 36. 
  5. ^ Nawanagar

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