Dungarpur State
डूंगरपुर रियासत
Princely State of British India
Flag of Dungarpur

Dungarpur State in The Imperial Gazetteer of India
• 1901
3,781 km2 (1,460 sq mi)
• 1901
• Established
Succeeded by
Today part ofRajasthan, India
Dungarpur (Princely State)
View of the Juna Mahal Palace of Dungarpur
Painting on a wall of the Juna Mahal Palace

Dungarpur State was a princely state during the British Raj. Its capital was the city of Dungarpur in the southernmost area of present-day Rajasthan State in India. In 1901 the total population of Dungarpur State was 100,103, while that of the town was 6,094.

Dungarpur is the seat of elder branch of Sisodiyas of Udaipur, while the younger branch is the seat of the Maharana of Mewar.[citation needed]


Dungarpur State was founded in 1197 by Samant Singh, the eldest son of the ruler of Mewar, Karan Singh.[1] They are descendants of Bappa Rawal, eighth ruler of the Guhilot Dynasty and founder of the Mewar Dynasty (r. 734-753). The chiefs of the state, who bear the title of Maharawal, are descended from Mahup, eldest son of Karan Singh, chief of Mewar in the 12th century, and claim the honours of the elder line of Mewar. Mahup, disinherited by his father, took refuge with his mother's family, the Chauhans of Bagar,[2] and made himself master of that country at the expense of the Bhil chiefs, while his younger brother Rahup founded a separate Sisodia dynasty[3]

The town of Dungarpur, the capital of the state, was founded in 1282 CE by his descendant Rawal Vir Singh, who named it after Dungaria, an independent Bhil chieftain whom he had caused to be assassinated.[4][5] After the death of Rawal Udai Singh of Vagad at the Battle of Khanwa in 1527, where he fought alongside Rana Sanga against Babur, his territories were divided into the states of Dungarpur and Banswara. Udai's elder son Prithviraj succeeded his father as the rawal of Dungarpur and his younger son Jagmal became the first ruler of Banswara. Rawal Askaran accepted Mughal Suzerainty and became a vassal of Mughal Empire[6][4][7] It remained successively under Mughal, Maratha, and British Raj control by treaty in 1818, where it remained 15-gun salute state[citation needed] The revenue of the state was Rs.2,00,000 in 1901.[8]

List of Rulers


The rulers belonged to the Guhila Dynasty of the Ahara Guhilot clan

The last princely ruler of Dungarpur was HH Rai-i-Rayan Maharawal Shri Lakshman Singh Bahadur (1918–1989), who was awarded KCSI (1935) and GCIE (1947), and after independence became a Member of the Rajya Sabha twice, in 1952 and 1958, and later a member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (MLA) in 1962 and 1989.

Titular Maharawals:

See also


  1. ^ Sharma, Dasharatha, ed. (1966). Rajasthan Through the Ages. Bikaner: Rajasthan State Archives.
  2. ^ Dungarpur State The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908, v. 11, p. 379.
  3. ^ [1]Rajput,Eva Ulian,p.15.
  4. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dungarpur" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 8 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 679–680.
  5. ^ https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipNmroUhG362Ff4l3G2FnLVkk7lr4hGvNyOAltqe=w960-h540-p-k-no [dead link]
  6. ^ Rulers of Dungarpur. 16 September 2017.
  7. ^ Dungarpur Britannica.com.
  8. ^ Dungarpur State The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908, v. 11, p. 382.

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