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DynastySisodia
ClanRanawat
StateUdaipur
Revenue₹ 88,000 (1901)
Villages111
Population22,800 (1901)
ReligionHinduism
Hindi Nameबनेरा
Also known asBaneda
Last Updated19th Aug, 2021

Present Head/Ruler

Rajadhiraj GOPAL CHARAN SINGH, 14th Raja Saheb of Banera, First class Noble, married 11th February 2005, Kunwari Vijaylaxmi Kumari Rathore, born 2nd October 1977, daughter of Thakur Yagya Narayan Singh of Alaniawas and his wife, Thakurani Narottam Kumari, and has issue.

  • Bai Saheb Jailakshmi Kumari

Short History

Bhim Singh1See Shri Huzur Raja Bhim Singh of Banera., son of Maharana Raj Singh I of Udaipur (Mewar), gained fame and rose to eminence during the reign of Aurangzeb, the Mughal Emperor, who granted him Banera in 1681 and also granted him all the state insignia of a ruling chief. Aurangzeb honoured him with Panj Hazari. During the reign of Maharana Raj Singh II, Raja of Banera accepted the sovereignty of the Maharana of Udaipur (Mewar).

Unlike his counterparts in Mewar, Rajadhiraj of Banera enjoys a number of privileges. Among these, the chief has the right, upon succession to the gadi, to have a sword sent to him with all honour to Banera, rather than having to attend the investiture at Udaipur. After receiving the sword, he travels to Udaipur for installation.

Predecessors

  • Raja BHIM SINGH I, 1st Raja Saheb of Banera 1681/1694, born 1654, created Raja and a Panj Hazari, married 1stly, Rani Kalyan Kunwar of Bambori, married 2ndly, Rani Chandra Kunwar Jhali of Gangraad, married 3rdly, Rani Ratan Kunwar Rajawat of Jhilai, married 4thly, Rani Dev Kunwar Idarechi, daughter of Rathore Jagmal, married 5thly, Rani Anand Kunwar of Bad Sadri, married 6thly, Rani Kushal Kunwar of Bhinai, married 7thly, Rani Ram Kunwar Champawat of Auwa, married 8thly, Rani Vichitra Kunwar Khichan of Mhow, married 9thly, Rani Ajab Kunwar of Delwara, married 10thly, Rani Kishan Kunwar Idarechi, married 11thly, Rani Sev Kunwar of Khilchipur, married 12thly, Rani Radha Bai Hadi, married 13thly, Rani Maha Kunwar of Bikaner, married 14thly, Rani Phool Kunwar of Kotharia. married 15thly, Rani Amrut Kunwar of Kotharia, married 16thly, Rani Sardar Kunwar Hadi of Bundi, and had issue, eleven sons and two daughters. He died in 1694 (according to Maasir-i-Alamgiri).
    • Kunwar Ajab Singh, died in the battle of Bijapur.
    • Raja Surya Mal (qv)
    • Kunwar Khuman Singh, recieved the Jagir of Kharsod in Badnagar, Malwa.
    • Kunwar Prithvi Singh, recieved the Jagir of Paroli, Bada Mua and Sidriawas in Mandalgarh.
    • Kunwar Vijay Singh, received the Jagir of Amla in Badnagar, Malwa, District Ujjain.
    • Kunwar Zorawar Singh, received the jagir of Bardia Estate (Maharaj) in Badnagar, Malwa, District Ujjain.
    • Kunwar Kirti Singh, recieved the Jagir of Khedawada in Badnagar, Malwa.
    • Kunwar Arjun Singh, recieved the Jagir of Bhorasa in Nolai, Badnagar, Malwa.
    • Kunwar Saubhagya Singh, details unknown.
    • Kunwar (name unknown) Singh, died young.
    • Kunwar (name unknown) Singh, died young.
    • Baisaheb (name unknown), married Kunwar Jai Singh, later Sri Sawai Maharaja Jai Singhji II Bahadur of Jaipur.
    • Baisaheb (name unknown), married Raja Jodh Singh of Bundi.
  • Raja SURYA MAL, 2nd Raja Saheb of Banera 1694/1701, born 1678, married 1stly, a daughter of the ruler of Pithapur, Bandhavgarh, the capital of Rewa, married 2ndly, Rani Dhan Kunwar Idarechi, married 3rdly, Rani Suraj Kunwar of Jaisalmer, committed sati in 1701, married 4thly, Rani Lalu Bai Chauhan, and had issue. He died in battle at Kabul in 1701.
    • Kunwar Surtan Singh (by Rani Dhan Kunwar), he succeded as Raja Surtan Singh (qv)
    • Baisaheb Anand Kunwar (by Rani Dhan Kunwar)
  • Raja SURTAN SINGH, 3rd Raja Saheb of Banera 1701/-, born 1696, joined the service of the Imperial forces, married 1stly, Rani Jhali Man Kunwar of Delwara, married 2ndly, Rani Chouhan Lad Bai of Richda, married 3rdly, Rani Umed Kunwar from Bhadawar, married 4thly, Rani Kishan Kunwar Rajawat of Jhilai, and had issue.
    • Kunwar Sardar Singh (by Rani Kishan Kunwar), he succeeded as Raja Sardar Singh (qv)
    • Baisaheb Man Kunwar [Rani Man Kunwar of Nagaur], married Raja Bakhat Singh of Nagaur.
    • Baisaheb Roop Kunwar [Rani Fateh Kunwar of Bhadawar], married (as his first wife), Raja Mahendra Himmat Jai Singh of Bhadawar. She died sp.
    • Baisaheb Nath Kunwar [Rani Nath Kunwar of Nagaur], married Raja Bakhat Singh of Nagaur.
    • Baisaheb Ratan Kunwar [Maharani Ratan Kunwar of Jaipur], married Sri Sawai Maharaja Madho Singhji I Bahadur of Jaipur.
    • Baisaheb Ajab Kunwar [Maharani Ajab Kunwar of Jaipur], married Sri Sawai Maharaja Ishwari Singhji Bahadur of Jaipur.
    • Baisaheb Swaroop Kunwar [Maharani Swaroop Kunwar of Jodhpur], married Maharaja Abhai Singhji of Jodhpur.
  • Raja SARDAR SINGH, 4th Raja Saheb of Banera -/1759, born 1724, served under the Mughals, married seven wives, 1stly, a daughter of Rao Raja Daulat Singh of Uniara, married 2ndly, Rani Bankavatniji, married 3rdly, Rani Chauhaniji, married 4thly, Rani Mertaniji, a daughter of Thakur Jai Singh of Masuda, married 5thly, Rani Jodpuriji, married 6thly, Rani Khangarotaniji, and had issue. He died 1759.
    • Kunwar Rai Singh, he succeeded as Raja Rai Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Roop Singh, he was granted the jagir of Richda, later called Gopalpura.
    • Baijilal Braj Kumari [Maharani Braj Kumari/Ratan Kunwar], married Sri Sawai Maharaja Madho Singhji I Bahadur of Jaipur.
    • Baijilal Kamla Kumari, married Kunwar Zalim Singh, younger son of Maharaja Bijay Singhji of Jodhpur, and his wife, Maharani Sisodniji.
    • Baijilal Saubhagya Kumari [Rani Saubhagya Kumari of Bhadawar], married Raja Mahendra Bakhat Singhji of Bhadawar. She died sp.
  • Raja RAI SINGH, 5th Raja Saheb of Banera 1759/1769, born 1742, married (as his only wife), a daughter of Thakur Fateh Singhji of Pisangan, and had issue. He died at the Battle of Ujjain, 14th January 1769.
    • Raja Hameer Singh (qv)
    • Kunwar Anand Singh
    • Kunwar Kishore Singh
  • Raja HAMEER SINGH, 6th Raja Saheb of Banera 1769/1805, born 1761, married 1stly, Rani Kunwaribai, a daughter of Thakur Viramdevji of Ghanerao, married 2ndly, Rani Udai Kunwari, a daughter of Rawat Fateh Singhji of Kotharia, married 3rdly, a grand daughter of Maharaja Gaj Singhji of Bikaner, married 4thly, a daughter of Maharaja Birad Singhji of Kishangarh, married 5thly, a daughter of Thakur Umaid Singh of Bhinai, and had issue. He died 1805.
    • Raja Bhim Singh II (by Rani Udai Kunwari) (qv)
    • Baijilal Chandra Kunwar (by Rani Udai Kunwari), married into Sheopur-Baroda.
    • Rajkumar Man Singh (by Rani Kunwarbai)
    • Rajkumar Jagat Singh (by Rani Kunwarbai)
    • Baijilal Fateh Kunwar (by the Bikaner Princess)
  • Raja BHIM SINGH II, 7th Raja Saheb of Banera 1805/1830, born 1781, married 1stly, a Princess of Idar, married 2ndly, Rani Mertaniji, a daughter of Thakur Tej Singh of Badnore, married 3rdly, Rani Bhatiyaniji, a daughter of Thakur Abhay Singh of Moi, and had issue. He died 1830.
    • Raja Udai Singh (by Rani Idarechi) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Ajit Singh (by Rani Idarechi)
    • Rajkumar Daulat Singh (by Rani Mertaniji)
    • Rajkumar Gulab Singh (by Rani Mertaniji)
    • Rajkumar Zorawar Singh (by Rani Mertaniji)
    • Baijilal Pratap Kunwar [Rani Pratap Kunwar of Jhabua] (by Rani Mertaniji), married Raja Ratan Singh of Jhabua.
    • Rajkumar Bakhtawar Singh (by Rani Bhatiyaniji)
    • Baijilal Mehtab Kunwar [Maharani Mehtab Kunwar of Kotah] (by Rani Bhatiyaniji), married Maharao Ram Singhji II of Kotah.
  • Raja UDAI SINGH, 8th Raja Saheb of Banera 1830/1836, born 1797, married (as his only wife), Rani Jhaliji of Gogunda, she committed sati 1836, and had issue. He died 1836.
    • Raja Sangram Singh (qv)
    • Rajkumari Anand Kumari [Rani Anand Kumari of Raghogarh], married Kunwar Jaimandal Singh, later Raja Jaimandal Singh of Raghogarh.
  • Raja SANGRAM SINGH, 9th Raja Saheb of Banera 1836/1855, born 1822, married 1stly, Rani Jodhpuriji, a daughter of Maharaj Bhopal Singh of Fatehgarh in Kishangarh, married 2ndly, Rani Mertaniji, daughter of Thakur Viram Deo of Nimbahera, committed sati 1855, married 3rdly, Rani Bikaneri, a grand daughter of Maharaja Surat Singhji of Bikaner, and had issue. He died 1855.
    • Baijilal Ajab Kunwari Bai (by Rani Jodhpuriji), married Maharaja Bhairon Singhji of Ratlam.
  • Raja GOVIND SINGH, 10th Raja Saheb of Banera 1855/1905, born 1835, adopted from the Jagir of Kalsas in 1855, married 1stly, Rani Udawatiji, daughter of Thakur Balwant Singh of Akela, married 2ndly, Rani Narukiji, daughter of Rao Raja Fateh Singhji of Uniara, married 3rdly, Rani Kachhwahiji, daughter of the Raja of Macchand in Madhya Pradesh, and had issue. He died 1905.
    • Raja Akshay Singh (by Rani Kachwahiji) (qv)
    • Rajkumar Ram Singh (by Rani Kachwahiji), born 1872, married 1stly, a Princess of Davatpur in Uttar Pradesh, married 2ndly, a daughter of Rao Jawan Singhji of Kotharia.
  • Raja AKSHAY SINGH, 11th Raja Saheb of Banera 1905/1909, born 1867, married 1stly, Rani Vaishni, daughter of Rana Shankarbux Singh of Khajurgaon in Uttar Pradesh, married 2ndly, Rani Mertaniji, daughter of Kunwar Sabal Singh of Badnore, married 3rdly, Rani Shubhra Kumari, daughter of the Raja of Khajurahat in Uttar Pradesh, and had issue. He died 1909.
    • Baijilal Sajjan Kumari (by Rani Mertaniji), married HH Maharaja Sir Bhanwar Pal Deo Bahadur Yadakul Chandra Bhal of Karauli. She died sp.
    • Rajkumar Amar Singh (by Rani Mertaniji), he succeeded as Rajadhiraj Amar Singh (qv)
    • Baijilal Dashrath Kumari (by Rani Mertaniji), married Rao Raja Guman Singhji of Uniara.
    • Baijilal Krishna Kumari (by Rani Shubhra Kumari) [Rani Krishna Kumari of Raghogarh], married Raja Bahadur Singh of Raghogarh in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Rajadhiraj AMAR SINGH, 12th Raja Saheb of Banera 1909/1955, born 1887, married 1899, Ranidhirani Chandrakanta Kumari, daughter of Raja Bahadur Raghunath Saran Singh Deo of Surguja, and had issue. He died 1955.
    • Rajkumar Pratap Singh, Yuvaraj Saheb of Banera, born 1900, married 1stly, Maharajkumari Ratna Kumari of Lunawada, married 2ndly, 12th December 1932 at Dhrangadhra, Yuvarani Padma Kumari of Dhrangadhra, died sp, married 3rdly, 1937, Yuvarani Yashwant Kumari [Kunwarani Pratap Kunwarba Sahiba] of Dhrangadhra, she died sp 197x, and had issue.
      • Baijilal Mukhtawali Kunwar, married Raj Rana Kalyan Singhji of Bari-Sadri in Udaipur.
      • Baijilal Chandrawali Kumari, married Maharajkumar Rasikkumarsinhji Jhala of Wankaner in Gujarat, and had issue.
      • Bhanwar Samar Singh, born 1924, married Bhanwarani Nihal Kumari, daughter of Raj Rana Duleh Singhji of Bari-Sadri in Udaipur, and had issue. He died 1961.
        • Rajadhiraj Hemendra Singh (qv)
        • Baijilal Lalit Kumari, married K.S. Balwant Singhji, A. Chauhan of Mather in Gujarat.
        • Baijilal Nirmal Kumari, married Capt. (later Lt.-Col.) Virendra Singh of Chomu, and has issue, one son.
          • Chandravijay Singh, born in 1976.
          • Lt. Col. Mayurdhwaj Singh, born in 1978, married Pratibha Kumari from Para and has issues, one daughter and a son.
          • Baisaheb Nupur, born in 1980, married Col. Siddharth Singh from Ghantiya and has issue, one son.
        • Kunwar Prakram Singh, married Kunwarani Nirmala Kumari of Chanod, and had issue.
          • Kunwar Ghanshyam Singh, married Ms. Ritu Satya Sharma [Kunwarani Ritu Kumari of Banera]
          • Kunwar Pradyuman Singh, married Kunwrani Payal Jodha of Lototi (Marwar) and has issue, one son.
            • Bhawar Hiteshwar Singh
      • Baijilal Padmawali Kunwar, married Kunwar Indrasharan Singh (later Lal Saheb) of Chandia in Madhya Pradesh.
      • Baijilal Pushpawali Kunwar, married Maharaj Shri Zorawarsinhji Godji of Bhuj (Kutch), and had issue.
      • Baijilal Kusumawali Kunwar, married Kunwar Jayendra Singh (later Thakur) of Sarthal.
    • Rajkumar Man Singh, born 1908, married Hemant Kumari, daughter of Rao Bahadur Man Singh Jhala of Narwar, and had issue. He died 1977.
      • Kunwar Vikram Singh, married Kunwarani Sita Kumari of Sohawal in Madhya Pradesh.
        • Baisaheb Pratibha Kumari [Rani Pratibha Kumari of Manch], married 9th March 1988, Kunwar Raghvender Singh [now Raja Bahadur Raghvender Singh] of Manch in Karauli, born 9th December 1954 in Jaipur, educated at Agra College, Agra (B.A.), son of the Late Raja Bahadur Krishan Pratap Singh of Manch, and his wife, the Late Rani Rajender Kumari of Deogarh in M.P., and has issue.
          • Baisa Richa Kumari
          • Kunwar Abhimanyu Singh
        • Kunwar Mahendra Singh, married to ManjuShree Gupta.
        • Baisaheb Hansa Kumari, married Kunwar Deependra Singh, now the Raja Saheb of Kama.
          • Baisaheb Nidhi Kumari, born on 21st Sept 1984, married Kunwar Prempal Singh Tanwar from Narheda (Haryana).
          • Baisaheb Divya Kumari, both on 1st Dec 1988, married to Jayant Kumar from Shimla.
            • Rashv Kumar, born on 23rd Feb 2019.
          • Kunwar Aditya Singh, born on 3rd August 1995.
        • Kunwar Brijendra Singh, married to Kunwarani Chandra Kanwar, daughter of Ghanshyam Singh Ji of Dabla.
          • Kunwar Jagat Singh, born 26th November 2000.
          • Baisaheb Himakshi Singh, born 1st October 2002.
        • Baisaheb Bhawna Kumari, born 13th May 1971, married to Kr. Anand Singh of Gunawati and has issue, one son.
          • Martand Singh, born 19th June 2007.
      • Kunwar Udaibhan Singh, married Kunwarani Geeta Kumari of Sohawal in Madhya Pradesh and has issues, four daughters.
        • Baisaheb Jayshree
        • Baisaheb Brijeshwari, married to Chandrveer Singh Ji Khangarot of Bhojpura, Jaipur.
        • Baisaheb Vranda, married Narpat Singh Ji of Thikana Pal, Jodhpur.
        • Baisaheb Mitalika, married Siddharth Dev Singh Ji of Ilaka Lakhanwah-Satna, M.P.
      • Baijilal Sheila Kumari, married Kunwar Chandra Sinh, son of Thakur Shri Abhaysinhji Parmar, Thakur Saheb of Naroli Dadra and Nagar Haveli, near Vapi, Gujarat State.
      • Baijilal Susheela Kumari, married Kunwar Bharat Singh of Bhavnagar.
      • Baijilal Laxmi Kumari, married into Gainta in Rajasthan.
    • Col. Rajkumar Guman Singh, born 1917, married Baijilal Kumari Anand Kunwar, daughter of Lt.-Gen. Thakur Nathu Singhji of Gumanpura, and had issue.
      • Kunwar Hitendra Singh, married Kunwarani Geeta Kumari, daughter of Justice Raja Chandra Shekhar Prasad Singh, Raja Saheb of Daiya in U.P., and his wife, Rani Padma Devi, and has issue, one daughter and one son.
        • Capt. Kunwar Hameer Singh, married Kunwarani Vanshika Singh of Kothi in Madhya Pradesh.
        • Baisaheb Geetanjali Singh
      • Baijilal Manhar Kumari, married Kunwar Amar Singh of Makrahi (see Gidhaur), and has issue.
        • Kunwar Gyanendra Singh, now Lal Saheb of Makrahi.
      • Baijilal Manjul Kumari [Thakurani Manjul Kumari of Mandawa], married 10th May 1978 in Ajmer, Kunwar (now Thakur) Randhir Vikram Singh of Mandawa, and has issue, two daughters.
        • Baiji Lal Rohini Singh, married 12th December 2008, Kunwar Siddharth Singh, son of Thakur Mahavir Singh of Ghanerao.
        • Baiji Lal Niyati Kumari, married 12th November 2011, Kunwar Suryaveer Singh of Kotkhai in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Rajadhiraj HEMENDRA SINGH, 13th Raja Saheb of Banera from 1967 to 2021. Born 1946, former member of Parliament (5th and 9th Lok Sabha); married 1stly, Ranidhirani Kaushalya Kumari, daughter of Darbar Shri Harishchandrasinhji Dansinhji Vala of Dhank in Gujarat, she died in childbirth, married 2ndly, Ranidhirani Bhawani Kumari from Nawanagar (Jamnagar), and has issue. He died on 31st May 2021 due to Covid-19.
    • Baijilal Jagriti Kumari [Rani Jagriti Kumari of Jobat] (by Ranidhirani Kaushalya Kumari), married 11th December 2001 in Banera, Rana Upendra Singh of Jobat in Madhya Pradesh.
    • Baijilal Mamta Kumari (by Ranidhirani Kaushalya Kumari), married Kunwar Uditraj Singh Solanki from Garh in Gujarat.
    • Kunwar Gopal Charan Sisodia (by Ranidhirani Bhawani Kumari) (qv)
  • Rajadhiraj GOPAL CHARAN SINGH, 14th Raja Saheb of Banera (see above)

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