One of the 7 Wonders of India: Sri Padmanabhswamy Temple

Tribute to current Maharaja of Travancore HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja Uthradam T Marthanda Varma V

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kingdom and Maharajas of Travancore - Renowned for Honesty, Trust and Belief

                                    Travancore (Princely State )
                                          19 Gun Salute                                                           
AREA:  19,749 km2PRIVY PURSE: 1,800,000R ACCESSION:  1st July 1949
STATE:  Kerala DYNASTY:  Cheraman (Kulashekhara) RELIGION: 
PRESENT RULER: HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja MARTANDA VARMA V [Shri Uthradom Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung, 55th Maharaja of Travancore (1991/-) (Kaudiar Palace, Trivandrum 3, Kerala State, South India)
born 1922, graduate of the Travancore University, married HH Maharani Radha Devi, and has issue.

  • Gouri Parvathi Devi
  • Sri Padmanabha Varma

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded about 1100. Rulers since 1721 ...
  • Raja RAMA VARMA I 1721/1729, married and had issue.
    • Pappu Thampi, conspired with the Ettuveetil pillamar (nobles of the eight houses), and the religious heads to assassinate their cousin, but he escaped from the capital city of Padmanabhapuram, and with an army killed his cousins as well as the nobles who had conspired against him.
    • Raman Thampi, killed with his brother by their cousin.
  • Raja Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala MARTANDA VARMA III [Anizham Thirunal] 1729/1758, Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala [cr.3.1.1750], born 1706, son of the Rani of Attingal, defeated the Dutch at the Battle of Colachel in 1741, expanded his kingdom up to Kochi in 1746, he is known as "the maker of modern Travancore " for developing a small kingdom into a powerful state, he was succeeded by his nephew. He died 1758. 
  • Raja Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala RAMA VARMA II [Karthika Thirunal] 1758/1798
  • Raja Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala BALA RAMA VARMA I [Avittam Thirunal] (nephew) 1798/1810, died 1810.
  • Rani Ghauri Lakshmi Bai [Ayilyam Thirunal] 1810/1815 (regent), married Raja RAJA VARMA KOIL THAMPURAN of Changanassery, and had issue. She died 1815.
    • Raja Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala RAMA VARMA III [Swati Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung  (qv)
    • Raja Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala MARTANDA VARMA IV [Uthram Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung (qv)
    • Daughter, married and had issue.
      • HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja RAMA VARMA IV [Ayilyam Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung (qv)
      • HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja RAMA VARMA V [Visakham Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung (qv)
      • Daughter, married and had issue.
        • HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja BALA RAMA VARMA II [Mulam Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung (qv)
        • Daughter[?HH Rani Parvati Bai, born 1850], married and had issue.
          • Unknown, married and had issue.
            • HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja Sir BALA RAMA VARMA III [Shri Chitra Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung (qv)
            • HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja MARTANDA VARMA V [Shri Uthradom Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung (qv)
            • Gouri Lakshmi Bai, married and has issue.
              • Gouri Parvathy Bai
              • Gouri Lakshmi Bai, a graduate in economics, and is the author of five books including a detailed study of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, married and has issue.
  • Rani Ghauri Parvati Bai 1815/1829  [regent]
  • Raja RAMA VARMA III [Swathi Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung 1829/1846, born 16th April 1813, a patron of music, composer and musician, fluent in Marathi, Telugu, Bengali, Tamil and Oriya, died 25th December 1846.
  • Raja MARTANDA VARMA IV [Uthram Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung 1846/1860, died 1860.
  • HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja RAMA VARMA IV [Ayilyam Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung 1860/1880, died 30th May 1880.
  • HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja RAMA VARMA V [Visakham Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung 1880/1885, born 1837, died 1885.
  • HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja RAMA VARMA VI [Mulam Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung 1885/1924, born 25th September 1857, married and had issue. He died 1924.
  • HH Maharani Setu Laksmi Bai 1924/1931 (Regent)
  • HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja Sir BALA RAMA VARMA III (1912-1991)HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja Sir BALA RAMA VARMA II [Shri Chitra Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung 1924/1991, born 7th November 1912, G.C.S.I. [cr.1946], G.C.I.E. [cr.1935], Rajpramukh of Travancore 1949/1956, Chancellor and Founder of Travancore University, Colonel-in-Chief of Travancore State Forces, Hon. Major-General in the British Army, died 1991.
  • HH Shri Padmanabha Dasa Vanchi Pala Maharaja MARTANDA VARMA V [Shri Uthradom Thirunal] KULASEKHARA Kiritapati Manney Sultan Maharaja Raja Ramaraja Bahadur Shamsher Jung 1991/- (see above)

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