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Maharajas of Jaipur - At a Glance


Royal Family -  Kings of Jaipur

The city of Jaipur has witnessed a glorious royal past with a number of valiant rulers from the Kachawas clan of Rajputs. Here is the list of all Maharajas of Jaipur till date.

1. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the first Maharaja of Jaipur

He reigned from 1700 to 1743. Jai Singh II decided to move the capital of the Kacchawas rulers from Amer and established the Jaipur city. Jaipur has got its name from its founder and the first Maharaja of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. During his reign, the Maharajas of Jaipur were bestowed with the title of ‘Sawai’ by Emperor Muhi ud-din Muhammad Aurangzeb, who awarded it to the young Raja Jai Singh II.

His official title goes as – ‘Saramad-i-Raja-i-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Rajadhiraj Maharaj Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II’.

2. Maharaja Sawai Shri Ishwari Singh Bahadur, the second Maharaja of Jaipur

He reigned from 1743 to 1750. During his short reign, Shri Ishwari Singh Bahadur of Jaipur patronized several literary and artistic works and also supervised the construction of his father’s marble cenotaph at Gaitore.

His official title goes as – ‘Saramad-i-Raja-i-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Sawai Shri Ishwari Singh Bahadur’.

3. Maharaja Sawai Shri Madho Singh, the third Maharaja of Jaipur

He reigned from 1751 to 1768.

His official title goes as – ‘Saramad-i-Raja-i-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraj Maharaja Sawai Shri Madho Singh’.

4. Maharaja Sawai Shri Prithvi Singh, the fourth Maharaja of Jaipur

He reigned from 1768 to 1778. During his reign, the British honour of ‘His Highness’ was prefixed to the title of Maharaja of Jaipur.

His official title goes as – ‘His Highness Saramad-i-Raja-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Shri Prithvi Singh’.

5. Maharaja Sawai Shri Pratap Singh, the fifth Maharaja of Jaipur

He reigned from 1778 to 1803.

His official title goes as – ‘Highness Saramad-i-Raja-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Shri Pratap Singh’.

6. Maharaja Sawai Shri Jagat Singh, the sixth Maharaja of Jaipur

He reigned from 1803 to 1818.

His official title goes as – ‘His Highness Saramad-i-Raja-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Shri Jagat Singh’.

7. Maharaja Sawai Shri Jai Singh III, the seventh Maharaja of Jaipur

He reigned from 1819 to 1835.

His official title goes as – ‘His Highness Saramad-i-Raja-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Shri Jai Singh III’.

8. Maharaja Sawai Shri Shri Ram Singh II, the eighth Maharaja of Jaipur

He reigned from 1835 to 1879. During his reign, the Maharajas of Jaipur received two additional titles. He became a ‘Knight’ receiving the title GCSI (Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India) and then he was awarded with the title of GCIE (Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire). From here on the title of ‘Sir’ was officially added to the title of the Maharaja of Jaipur until the merger of the princely states.

His official title goes as – ‘His Highness Saramad-i-Raja-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Shri Sir Ram Singh II’.

9. Maharaja Sawai Shri Shri Madho Singh II, the ninth Maharaja of Jaipur

He reigned from 1880 to 1922.

His official title goes as – ‘His Highness Saramad-i-Raja-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Shri Sir Madho Singh II’.

10. Maharaja Sawai Shri Shri Man Singh II, the tenth Maharaja of Jaipur

He reigned from 1922 to 1970. He was a highly skilled polo player. His polo team won the British open in 1933. Later in 1947, Maharaja Sawai Shri Sir Man Singh II signed the merger document of the Jaipur princely state into the Indian Union. He was then made the Rajpramukh of Rajasthan from 1948 to 1956. He was also India’s Ambassador to Spain from 1964 to 1970.

His official title goes as – ‘His Highness Saramad-i-Raja-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Shri Sir Man Singh II’.

11. Maharaja Sawai Shri Bhawani Singh, the eleventh Maharaja of Jaipur

Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh ji reigned from 1970 to 2011. He served the Indian army and then took to the hospitality industry and polo. He adopted his daughter Diya Kumari’s son Padmnabh Singh, to declare him as a successor.

His official title goes as – ‘His Highness Saramad-i-Raja-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Shri Bhawani Singh’.

12. Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh, the twelfth Maharaja of Jaipur

Crowned on April 27, 2011, Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh is the present Maharaja of Jaipur. Though still in his adolescent years, he rose to fame after his crowning as the titular Maharaja of Jaipur.

His official title goes as – ‘His Highness Saramad-i-Raja-Hindustan, Raj Rajeshwar Shri Maharajadhiraja Maharaja Sawai Padmnabh Singh’.

 


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