Saturday, May 15, 2010

TORI FATEHPUR

शनिवार, १५ मई, २०१० 
वैशाख शुक्ल १/२ 
विक्रम संवत् २०६७


 SURYA DEV




KULDEVI - MAA VINDYAWASINI

MAHARAJ HARDOL JU ORCHHA





     

 " TORI FATEHPUR - PRINCELY STATE "


  
 

                                                               
     
                                                                                









GOTRA:- KASHYAP

BUNDELA GAHERWAR THAKUR
            
















         


                          




                                
                               










             


AREA: 93 km2PRIVY PURSE: 7,000Rs ACCESSION: 1st January 1950
STATE: Uttar PradeshDYNASTY: BundelaRELIGION: Hindu

POPULATION: 7,099 (1901) REVENUE: 24,000Rs



                                                                 PRESENT RULER : -




Raja Brijendra Singh Ju Deo & Rani Reoti Kumari
The last ruling Raja of Tori Fatehpur State was Late Raja Saheb Brijendra Singh Ju Deo and ruled from 1964-1996, born on 11th May 1928, married 3rd July 1949 to Late Rani Sahiba Reoti Kumari (Rajkumari Sahiba of Haraha, distt Barabanki) she died on 14th November 1999, and had issue three sons and one daughter. He died on 20th March 1996. Now there is no present ruler of Tori Fatehpur State, all the three sons got equal right over the Fort and the property of Tori Fatehpur since 1996:-


     1.  Raja Saheb Kaushlendra Singh Ju Deo 

     2.  Raja Saheb Pushpendra Singh Ju Deo  
  
     3.  Raja Saheb Bhanupratap Singh Ju Deo

                                                                 RULERS WERE :-

o   Raja Saheb Hindupat Singh Ju Deo  (qv)
o   Raja Saheb Mednimal Singh Ju Deo (qv)
o   Raja Saheb Dhurmangal Singh Ju Deo (qv)
o   Raja Saheb Harprashad Singh Ju Deo  (qv)
o   Raja Saheb Prithvi Singh Ju Deo (qv)
o   Raja Saheb Arjun Singh Ju Deo   (qv)
o   Raja Saheb Raghuraj Singh Ju Deo  (qv)
o   Raja Saheb Brijendra Singh Ju Deo (qv)


                                                                DESCRIPTION IN SHORT:- 



                                                             Raja Saheb Raghuraj Singh Ju Deo  


CHILDHOOD PHOTO OF RAJA RAGHURAJ SINGH JU DEO
RAJA SAHEB RAGHURAJ SINGH JU DEO

               
RANI SAHIBA RAGHUVANSH KUMARI
Married :-

1. First Rani Sahiba was from Jharkuwa.

 
2. Second Rani Sahiba Raghuvansh Kumari, daughter of Thakur Saheb Jhunjhar Singhji from Madhopur, distt Chattarpur married somewhere near 1920,she died in 1974 at the age of 70 yrs. And had three issues:













  
RAJA SAHEB BRIJENDRA SINGH JU DEO

  
                        a.  Raja Saheb Brijendra Singh Ju Deo (qv)




 
                       b.  Rajkumari Sahiba Kirti Kumari married to Kuwar Saheb Sudhendra Narayan Singhji Deo of Seraikella.

                        c.  Rajkumari Sahiba Brijend Kumari married to Kuwar  Saheb Hanumat Singhji of Sumel (Rajasthan).






Raja Brijendra Singh Ju Deo & Rani Reoti Kumari
0   Raja Saheb Brijendra  Singh Ju Deo was born on  11th May 1928. He married Rani Sahiba Reoti Kumari (Rajkumari of Haraha, Dist-Barabanki) on 3rd July 1949. They had four issues - three sons and one daughter.




     

     1.  Raja Saheb Kaushlendra Singh Ju Deo married  Rani Sahiba Aruna Kumari, daughter of Shri Thakur Saheb Harpal Singhji Chauhan and has two issues: 
           a.  Rajkumari Sahiba Vijaya Kumari 
              b.  Rajkumar Saheb Vikramaditya Singh Ju Deo

     2.  Rajkumari Sahiba Mandvi Raje married on 7th March 1975 to Kuwar Saheb Krishan Narayan Singhji, Thikana Bhartholi, Gaya Bihar and has two issues.


             a.  Kumari Preeti Raje married to Yuvraj Saheb Shivendra Singh Ju Deo, son of HH Raja Saheb Surendra Singh Ju Deo of Beri, and  has issue two sons.

              b.  Kumari Priyanka Raje
 
     3.  Raja Saheb Pushpendra Singh Ju Deo married on 12th Dec 1977 to Rani Sahiba Ambalika Devi, daughter of HH Thakur Saheb Shri Manohar Sinhji Praduyuman Sinhji of Rajkot , by his wife , the younger daughter of HH Shri Sawai Maharaja Sir Tej Singhji Dev Bahadur of Alwar, and has issue two sons :

              a.  Rajkumar Saheb Hemkaran Singh Ju Deo
   
              b. Rajkumar Saheb Govind Singh Ju Deo
Raja Bhanupratap Singh Ju Deo


     4.  Raja Saheb Bhanupratap Singh Ju Deo married on 7th July 1988 to Rani Sahiba Kiran Kumari, daughter of Kuwar Saheb Shri Ranjit Singhji of Bilkha (Saurashtra, Gujarat ) and his wife Kaurani Sahiba Ela Kumari, youngest daughter of HH Maharawat Sir Ram Singhji II Bahadur K.C.S.I of Pratapgarh (Rajasthan) and Senior HH Maharani Sahiba Meghraj Kumari daughter of Hon. Maharaja Bahadur Sir Keshav Prasad Singhji of Dumraon, and has two issues:                                                        

Rajkumar Manvendrapratap Singh Ju Deo
           a.  Rajkumari Sahiba Hirneshwari Kumari 
                        
              b.  Rajkumar Saheb Manvendrapratap Singh Ju Deo
       







 

                                                  HASTH BHAIYA JAGIR

                                                          अष्ठ भईया जागीर

अष्ठगढ़ी  राज्य का  आविर्भाव हिज हाइनेस श्री सवाई महेन्द्र महाराजा वीरसिंह जू देव बहादुर ओरछा के पुत्र दीवान हरदौल से हुआ था। दीवान हरदौल को उनके पिता ने ऐरछ, बडोनी और बड़ागाँव (झाँसी) जागीर दी थी, उनके पश्चात्  उनके पुत्र दीवान विजयसिंह  ऐरछ, बड़ौनी और बड़ागाँव (झाँसी)  के जागीरदार हुऐ। 
      दीवान विजयसिंह के पुत्र
                  ।     
      दीवान प्रतापसिंह  
          के छः पुत्र  हुए 
                  ।    
 1. राव  जसकरन  लड़वारी के  जागीरदार 
 2. भगवन्तसिंह  दिगोड़ा के जागीरदार
 3. रायसिंह  बड़ागाँव के जागीरदार 
 4. उदेतसिंह ओरछा के महाराजा         
 5. पंचमसिंह  टहरौली के जागीरदार           
 6. अचलसिंह लखैपुरा के जागीरदार               

 दीवान रायसिंह बड़ागाँव  के अधिकारी हुये  थे दीवान रायसिंह के आठ  पुत्र थे, जिसमें   बड़ागाँव  जागीर विभाजित  कर दी थी । उक्त आठ भाग निम्न  प्रकार थे :- 
1 .  दांतपुरा                   -     फतेहसिंह को
2 . पसारी                     -     भुजबलसिंह को 
3 . टहरौली                   -     लक्ष्मणसिंह को 
4 . चिरगाँव                  -     मोहकमसिंह को 
5 . धुरवई                     -     मानसिंह को 
6 . बिजना                    -     सामंतसिंह को 
7 . टोड़ी फतेहपुर           -     ज्येष्ठ पुत्र हिन्दूसिंह को, जिन्होंने गुसाईओ से युद्ध कर  के टोड़ी फतेहपुर को हासिल किया था ।
8 . बंकापहाड़ी               -     उम्मेदसिंह को  दिया  गया था । 

यही आठ हिस्से अष्ठगढ़ी राज्य के नाम से प्रसिद्ध  हो  गये  थे । कुछ  समय पश्चात् , कारी , पसारी और टहरौली के  जागीरदार  निस्संतान  मृत  हो गये, और उनका  विलय  समीपपस्थ  संलग्न ठिकानों में  कर  दिया, शेष पाँच  जारी रहीं । टोड़ी फतेहपुर की जागीर रायसिंह ने अपने  ज्येष्ठ पुत्र को  दिया था । इस प्रकार टोड़ी फतेहपुर अष्ठगढ़ियों में प्रमुख  घराना रहा है । 

                                              
                                 
                                                   A  SHORT HISTORY :


                 Tori Fatehpur is situated on a hillock  (टोरिया) in Jhansi District (Bundelkhand Region) of Uttar Pradesh on the Jhansi - Khajuraho Road , 30 kms East of Mauranipur and 100 kms from Jhansi.

                 This Fort is more than 300 years old. The fort is surrounded by 5 massive stonewalls.The structure of this fort is made in three parts – one part of the fort has Rajasthani art and the other parts has design from Mughal and British period. This fort is divided into four main parts - the oldest and the uppermost being " Gusain Mahal " (गुसाई महल), the next being the " Ranwas " (रनवास) ( where Ranis and Princesses used to live and watch the cultural programmes in pardas ) , the third being the " Rajgarh Palace " (राजगढ़ पेलेस) and the fourth being the " Rang Mahal " (रंग महल) and " Badal Mahal " (बादल  महल) which is a four storied building. The fort has many tunnels, and one of the tunnels is connected from the big well to the tank near the "Ranwas". On the East is the Pathrai River (पथ्र्राई नदी) , on the West is the Tori lake (टोड़ी  तालाब), on the North are the hills and in the  South , there are other parts of the fort. There are two types of Gurjas ( Gurjas are semi - circular portion of the fort walls, on top of which cannons were kept ). Some of the Gurjas are big and double storied where the soldiers used to sit with their guns ready and 20 Gurjas  all around were for the cannons (तोप) . There are three massive gates surrounding the fort and are known as " Maatan Gate " ( मातन दरवाज़ा ) , " Khushipura Gate " ( खुशीपुरा दरवाज़ा ) , and the " Mehetar Gate " ( महेतर दरवाज़ा ).  At present, the " Rang Mahal  " and the " Badal Mahal ", is the residential place of the Royal family of Tori Fatehpur
     
                   There are two pathways to go inside the fort. One way is called the " Solha Sidhiyan " ( सोलह सीढियाँ ) and the other is called the " Saathiya Gate " (साथिया दरवाज़ा). Sixty soldiers always guarded both the gates round the clock. Through the " Saathiya Gate ", elephants used to go to the residential areas, this area is known as " Toop Khana "(तोप खाना).

                   This fort also has beautiful five storied temple. The upper most temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and Janaki ( Sita ). This temple is known as Ram Janaki Mandir or Rajmandir also, opposite this temple there is Hanuman temple in which there is a huge Hanuman statue, which protects Ram Janaki Mandir. The other story of the temple has Radha Krishna's attractive statues which are installed there. This temple is very intricately designed with many attractive and beautiful wall paintings and carvings. The wall and ceiling paintings are mainly based on Epics of the Ramayan, the Bhagwat, war stories, dances of the time and many other religious sites.
                   This fort was built before the coming of the Mughals in India in the 16th century.The history goes that it was under the sovereignty of Gusain Sun Jogra. These people (Gusains) were partly plunderers (लुटेरे ). They used to go plundering (लुटने) on their camels and horses and they used to have a very big gang. The people of the nearby areas were terrified of them.

                   Later in 1731 A.D. the Bundela invasion took place under a powerful ruler Diwan Hindupath Singh Ju Deo who belonged to the royal family of His Highness Maharaja Bir Singh Ju Deo of Orchha. Once he had a dream of a vulture, which used to sit on Orchha Fort on every full moon (Purnamasi) and that it would sit on any hillock and on seeing the vulture Kuwar Hindupath had to do the battle, and he plunged the battle. The fort on the hillock then was under the sovergnity of Gusain Sun Jogra. Kuwar Hindupath wanted to conquer and crush the supremacy of Gusains. There was a heavy bloodshed in the war between Kuwar Hindupath and Gusain Sun Jogra. It was a very fierce battle between them. At that time an old lady Jogan (जोगन) was worshiping and praying
THIS WALLPAINTING SHOWS KUWAR HINDUPATH WITH THE GUSAINS AND THE JOGAN .
 
to God. She requested Kuwar Hindupath not to kill her son. Despite, he killed her son and won the battle. The old lady Jogan (जोगन) got very angry and she cursed him. " You have killed my son, henceforth, you will not have any heir apparent to the throne for seven generations." The curse came true and for seven generations no heir apparent was born, so all the successors were adopted from Bijna State.

                    After winning the battle against Gusain Sun Jogra, Kuwar Hindupath was proclaimed the Diwan  of Tori by his father Diwan Rai Singh as he was the eldest son, and as the fort was built on a hillock (toriya or small pahari) and named it Tori and he captured Fatehpur village and got victory (fateh) thus its name became " TORI FATEHPUR." till this date it is known as " Tori Fatehpur ". During his regime he expanded the fort and made many developments to make it a prosperous kingdom.

GRANARY  KNOWN AS " KHODHI"
(खोढ़ी)
                    When Diwan Hindupath died, his adopted son from Bijna, Diwan Mednimal became the Jagirdar ( 1766 A.D.) and succeeded the throne, Tori Fatehpur again had to face the battle against powerful Lukhuji Rao Peshwa, who was one of the Maratha Chiefs. The fierce battle continued for 17 days. The great Peshwa was badly defeated and ran away. When the battle was going on all the granaries were stored in different rooms where the openings were on the top which were covered with round iron coverings with huge rings to lift, were also known as " khodhi" (खोढ़ी). During that time when all the three gates were closed and nobody were allowed to go out to bring the grains, these stored grains were used.

                    Diwan Mednimal's adopted son Diwan Dhurmangal who was also from Bijna, he also did not have any son of his own (due to the curse of the जोगन) so he adopted Diwan Surjan Singh Bijna's younger brother Kuwar Harprasad  ( 1816 A.D. ) and made him his heir. Diwan Harprasad was religious and a great lover of art. He built many temples in Uttar Pradesh - Ayodhya, Bithur, Chitrakoot and Brindawan and a huge and outstanding temple in his own Fort Tori Fatehpur. Diwan Harprasad Singh received a grant (सनद) of 14 villages from the British Government on 11-4-1823. The  14 villages were:
  1.  Tori
  2.  Fatehpur
  3.  Dhawani 
  4.  Vaswaha
  5.  Karri
  6.  Rajwara                                    
  7.  Dhana Bilgaon
  8.  Etwa
  9.  Rawatpura
  10.  Lathwara
  11.  Dawar 
  12.  Ataniya                          
  13.  Virsinhgpura and
  14.  Dhuwani 
                     In 1857 revolt against the Marathas, Diwan Harprasad supported the British Government as his descendants kings had done, and in 1857 he also died heirless, but before his death he adopted Diwan Mukund Singh Bijna's brother Prithvi Singh as his successor. When Diwan Prithvi Singh sat on the gadi in 1858 at that time he was a minor so Diwan Harprasad's Rani was made the custodian. At the Imperial Assemblage of Delhi on 1st  January 1877, on the occasion of the Proclamation of Her Most Gracious Majesty as Empress of India, the Diwan received the additional title of Rao Bahadur as a personal distinction. After the death of Rao Bahadur Diwan Prithvi Singh in 1880, his adopted son from Bijna, Rao Bahadur Diwan Arjun Singh became the Jagirdar. Rao Bahadur Diwan Arjun Singh was born on 8th July 1870, he too succeeded  to the gadi as a minor on 7th February 1880 and had exercised powers since 15th August 1897 and maintained a military force of 15 cavalry (घुड़सवार सेना), 150 infantry ( पैदल सेना ) and 12 guns. He married Rani Sahiba Manek Ju Raja, daughter of Rao Bahadur Pahar Singhji of Karaiya in the Datia State. She died in 1964 at the age of 97-98 yrs. He ruled Tori Fatehpur for 62 years and died in 1942. They had a issue.
The arrowed bedroom window  where Raja  Brijendra Singh Ju Deo was born.
                      Rao Bahadur Diwan Raghuraj Singh Ju Deo was born in the seventh generation on 28th January 1895 and educated at Daly College, Indore and succeeded to the gadi on 7th April 1941 and he ruled Tori Fatehpur from 1942 to 1964. The title of Raja was conferred on him as a personal distiction on 1st January in the year 1950 by the president of India. He died on 17th November 1964. And in the eighth generation  his son Raja Brijendra Singh Ju Deo was born on 11th  May 1928 and succeeded the throne in 1964.

                      The descendents of this Great Royal Family still own this Fort. Raja Saheb Kaushlendra Singh Ju Deo, Raja Saheb Pushpendra Singh Ju Deo and Raja Saheb Bhanupratap Singh Ju Deo, at present reside at Tori Fatehpur House, 240 Civil Lines,  Jhansi (U.P).


                                             ANCESTRIAL TREE :

MAHARAJ HARDOL JU ORCHHA
TORI FATEHPUR ANCESTRIAL TREE FROM SHRIMAN MAHARAJ HARDOL JU ORCHHA 
 
 HH Maharaja Bir Singh Ju Deo of Orchha
                                        |
Shri Diman Maharaj Saheb Hardol Ju's great grandson 
                                        | 
Diwan Hindupath Singh Ju Deo 1731 A.D to 1765 A.D (qv)
                             |
Diwan Mednimal Singh Ju Deo  1766 A.D to 1788 A.D adopted from Bijna State (qv)
                             |
Diwan Dhurmangal Singh  Ju Deo 1789 A.D to 1811 A.D adopted from Bijna  State (qv)
                             |
Diwan Harprasad Singh  Ju Deo 1816 A.D to 1858 A.D adopted from Bijna State (qv)
                             |

Rao Bahadur Diwan Prithvi Singh Ju Deo 1858 A.D to 1879 A.D adopted from Bijna State (qv)
                             |

Rao Bahadur Diwan Arjun Singh Ju Deo 1879 A.D to 1942 A.D adopted from Bijna State (qv) married Rani Sahiba Manek Ju Raja
                             |

               Were adopted till seventh generation:
                                                &
                          In the Eighth Generation :

o  Rao Bahadur Diwan Raghuraj Singh Ju Deo  was born on 28th January 1895 A.D .From 1942 to 1964 A.D married Rani Sahiba Raghuvansh Kumari.
                                              
                          In the Nineth Generation :

              o  Chandrabhan Singh by 1st  wife
                                        &
              o  Raja Saheb Brijendra Singh Ju Deo (qv) by 2nd wife  


o   Raja Saheb Brijendra Singh Ju Deo born on 11th May 1928 , was the Last Ruling Raja married Rani Sahiba Reoti Kumari
                                              

                          In the Tenth Generation :

o   Raja Saheb Kaushlendra Singh Ju Deo  - Rani Sahiba Aruna Kumari 
o   Raja Saheb Pushpendra Singh Ju Deo   - Rani Sahiba Ambalika Devi 
o   Raja Saheb Bhanupratap Singh Ju Deo - Rani Sahiba Kiran Kumari



                          In the Eleventh Generation : 


o   Rajkumari Sahiba Vijaya Kumari 
o   Rajkumar Saheb  Vikramaditya Singh Ju Deo    
        |
      Children of Raja Saheb  Kaushlendra Singh Ju Deo & Rani Sahiba Aruna Kumari


o   Rajkumar Saheb Hemkaran Singh Ju Deo 

o   Rajkumar Saheb Govind Singh Ju Deo
      |
      Children of Raja Saheb Pushpendra Singh Ju Deo & Rani Sahiba   Ambalika Devi.



o   Rajkumari Sahiba Hirneshwari Kumari  

o   Rajkumar Saheb Manvendrapratap Singh Ju Deo
      |
      Children of Raja Saheb Bhanupratap Singh Ju Deo & Rani Sahiba Kiran Kumari.