|Also known as||Bhaderwah|
|Last Updated||28th Jul, 2017|
Raja ROMESH CHAND, present ruler of Bhadrawah, married a daughter of Raja of Chamba in 1961
The state of Bhadrawah was founded by Raja Radhik Pal, brother of the Raja of Basohli, ruling perhaps in the 10th century. It may have originally been a jagir, only becoming independent much later.
According to the Vansavali
- Raja DHARI PAL
- Raja KALAS PAL
- Raja ICHHA PAL
- Raja RANSINGH PAL
- Raja DHARM PAL
- Raja BIKRAM PAL
- Raja BISHAMBAR PAL
- Raja NAG PAL
According to the Vernacular History
- Raja BHADR PAL
- Raja PRITHVI PAL
- Raja AJIA PAL
- Raja KELAS PAL
- Raja KISHAN PAL
- Raja MAHAN PAL
- Raja NAG PAL
- Raja BISHAMBAR PAL
- Raja NAG PAL [Than Pal], 8th Raja of Bhadrawah, his mother was Rani Kandani, a Kashtwar Princess; he built the temple of Basak Nag at Bhadrawah, married and had issue. He died about 1620.
- Raja Bhakt Pal (qv)
- Raja BHAKT PAL, 9th Raja of Bhadrawah; during his rule, Raja Bhupat Pal of Basohli invaded the state and made it tributary to Basohli about 1628, he married and had issue.
- Raja Dhruv Pal (qv)
- Mian Rup Chand fl.1692
- Mian Kimat Chand
- Raja DHRUV PAL, 10th Raja of Bhadrawah, married and had issue. He died about 1691.
- Raja Abhaya Pal (qv)
- Mian Jai Chand
- Mian Kalyan Chand
- Raja ABHAYA PAL, 11th Raja of Bhadrawah 1691/1707, married and had issue. He died 1707.
- Raja Medini Pal (qv)
- Mian Manik Chand fl.1708
- Raja MEDINI PAL, 12th Raja of Bhadrawah 1707/1735, said to have founded the town of Bhadrawah and made it his capital, married and had issue.
- Raja Sampat Pal (qv)
- Mian Harakh Chand
- Raja SAMPAT PAL, 13th Raja of Bhadrawah 1735/1770, born 1710, built the fort at Ratangarh naming it Medinipur, married (amongst others), wives from Jammu and Jasrota, and had issue. He died 1770 at Jammu.
- Raja Fateh Pal (qv)
- Mian Jhagar Chand
- Raja Bhup Chand (qv)
- Mian Sangar Chand
- Mian Kundan Singh, he was appointed Raja of Kashtwar in 1786, for a short time, but was displaced and died in Chamba, where his descendants still (1930) live.
- Rani Suratu, married Raja Abhaya Chand of Kangra.
- Rani Darsanu, married Raja Prithvi Singh of Nurpur.
- Rani Naginu, married Raja Raj Singh of Chamba.
- Rani Tholu, married into Jasrota Royal Family.
- Raja FATEH PAL, 14th Raja of Bhadrawah 1770/1790 (deposed), born 1732, became tributary to Chamba in 1783, paying a tribute of 3,000Rs yearly, continued to rule the state as a vassal till 1790 when he was deported to Chamba, where he remained a prisoner in the Pakki Chauki (old palace) for the remainder of his life, he married and had issue. He died after 1790.
- Raja Daya Pal (qv)
- Raja DAYA PAL, 15th Raja of Bhadrawah 1790/1794 and -/1810, born 1756, deposed as a result of internal dissensions and retired to Dinanangar where he died sp after 1810.
- Raja BHUP CHAND, 16th Raja of Bhadrawah 1794/- , married Rani Atharbanu, a Princess from Chamba and had issue. He was confined with his brother in the Pakki Chauki till his death.
- Raja Pahar Chand (qv)
- Raja PAHAR CHAND, 17th Raja of Bhadrawah 1810/1821, born 1789, last Ruling Chief of Bhadrawah, rebelled against Chamba in 1820, which sought the help of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who agreed to exchange Bhadrawah for the pargana of Rihlu, the letter of agreement being dated June 1821, he died at Amritsar. The main ruling line thus came to an end, but many collateral branches still exist in the hills (1930).
- Raja Shiv Chand (qv)
- Raja SHIV CHAND, 18th Raja of Bhadrawah .
- Raja Romesh Chand (qv)
- Raja ROMESH CHAND (see above)