Rajkot State
રાજકોટ રજવાડું[1]
Princely State of British India
Flag of Rajkot
Coat of arms of Rajkot
Coat of arms

Location of Rajkot State in Saurashtra
• 1931
730 km2 (280 sq mi)
• 1931
• Established
Succeeded by
Thakor Lakhajirajsinhji II Bavajirajsinhji of Rajkot.

Rajkot State was one of the princely states of India during the period of British rule. It was a 9-gun salute state belonging to the Kathiawar Agency of the Bombay Presidency.[2] Its capital was in Rajkot, located in the historical Halar region of Kathiawar on the banks of the Aji River. Nowadays, Rajkot is the fourth largest city of Gujarat state.


Rajkot was founded by Thakur Sahib Vibhoji Ajoji Jadeja in 1620. He was the grandson of Jam Shri Satarsal (Sataji) Vibhaji Jadeja of Nawanagar.[citation needed] The Kotwals of the royal palace of Rajkot were Talpada Kolis of Radhavanaj village of Kheda district.[3]


The rulers of Rajkot were titled 'Thakur Sahib' with the style of 'His Highness, and belonged to the Jadeja Rajput dynasty.[4]

Thakur Sahibs

British agents and residents

The city of Rajkot became the headquarters of the Western India States Agency in 1924.[citation needed]

Agents of the Governor-general for the Western India States Agency

Residents for the Western India States Agency

Residents for Baroda, Western India States and Gujarat Agency

In 1944 the Western India States Agency was merged with the Baroda and Gujarat States Agency to form the Baroda, Western India and Gujarat States Agency.

See also


  1. ^ "BhagwatGoMandal". Archived from the original on 5 January 2022. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Rajkot Princely State (9 gun salute)". Archived from the original on 19 October 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  3. ^ Vanyajāti. Gujarat, India: Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangh. 1989. p. 26. Archived from the original on 13 May 2024. Retrieved 20 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Indian states before 1947 K-W". rulers.org. Archived from the original on 9 March 2020. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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