Narsinghgarh State
नर्सिन्घ्गढ़ रियासत
Princely State
Flag of Narsinghgarh
Coat of arms of Narsinghgarh
Coat of arms

Narsinghgarh State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
• 1948
1,920 km2 (740 sq mi)
• 1948
• Established
Succeeded by
Narsinghgarh fort, the official Residence of the rulers of the state until Raja Bhanu Prakash Singhji shifted to the Bhanu Niwas Palace in the town in 1962

Narsinghgarh State[1] is a former princely state of the British Raj in India. It formed an enclave within Rajgarh State and was placed administratively under the Bhopal Agency subdivision of the Central India Agency.[2] The state covered an area of 1,920 square kilometres (740 sq mi) and had a population of 92,093 and an average revenue of Rs.5,00,000 in 1901.[3][2][4]

The state capital was the town of the same name, Narsinghgarh.[1]


See also: Narsinghgarh, Rajgarh § History

Oomuts of Narsingarh, Rajpoots

The principality was founded in 1681 by a Hindu dynasty whose rulers belonged to the Kshatriya - Parmar clan of Rajputs and claimed descent from Umat, son of Raja Bhoj. The estate was earlier part of Rajgarh State, whose rulers also share same ancestry and from which it was carved as a new estate.The state was a feudatory Jagir to the Holkar rulers of Indore State, but in 1872 Narsinghgarh estate recognized as a state.

After Indian independence in 1947, the rulers of Narsingarh acceded to the Union of India, and the principality was incorporated into the new state of Madhya Bharat in 1948, which subsequently became Madhya Pradesh state on 1 November 1956.

List of Rulers

The rulers of Narsinghgarh State were styled 'Raja', and were entitled to an 11-gun salute.[5]



  1. ^ a b Imperial Gazetteer of India 1911
  2. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Narsinghgarh" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 242.
  3. ^ "Imperial Gazetteer2 of India, Volume 8, page 125 -- Imperial Gazetteer of India -- Digital South Asia Library".
  4. ^ Narsinghgarh State. Vol. 18. 1911. p. 383. ((cite book)): |work= ignored (help)
  5. ^ Rajput Provinces of India - Narsinghgarh

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