Daspalla State

Daspalla State (Odia: ଦଶପଲ୍ଲା was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. Its capital was Kunjabangarh, located in present-day Nayagarh district, Odisha.

Daspalla State
ଦଶପଲ୍ଲା
Princely State of British India
1498–1948
Flag of Daspalla
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Daspalla-Nayagarh-Imperial Gazetteer.jpg
Daspalla State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
• 1901
1,471 km2 (568 sq mi)
Population 
• 1901
51987
History
History 
• Established
1498
1948
Succeeded by
India

HistoryEdit

The region of Daspalla used to be a part of Baudh State ruled by the kings of Bhanj dynasty. Around the late 1400s, roughly 1498 the Raja of Baudh made his brother Naren Bhanj the chieftain of the region. Eventually due to political intrigues, he seceded from the Baudh kingdom and laid the foundation of the Daspalla kingdom along with help from the neighouring rulers of Khandpara State.[1][2]

The state aceeded to India in 1948 following independence and the merged into the Nayagarh district of Odisha.

RulersEdit

The rulers of Daspalla of the Bhanj dynasty:

  • Naren Bhanja (1498 CE)
  • ...
  • Chakradhar Deo Bhanja (1653–1701)
  • Padmanav Deo Bhanja (1701–1753)
  • Trilochan Deo Bhanja (1753–1775)
  • Makunda Bhank Deo Bhanja (1775–1795)
  • Guri Charan Deo Bhanja (1795–1805)
  • Krishna Chanda Deo Bhanja (1805–1845)
  • Madhusudan Deo Bhanja (1845–1861)
  • Narsimha Deo Bhanja (1861–1873)
  • Chaitan Deo Bhanja (1873–19 April 1897)
  • Narayan Deo Bhanja (19 April 1897–11 Dec 1913)
  • Kishor Chandra Deo Bhanja (11 December 1913–1 January 1948)

TitularEdit

  • Kishor Chandra Deo Bhanja (1 January 1948–16 January 1960)
  • Purna Chandra Deo Bhanja (16 January 1960–19th June 2006)
  • Digvijay Deo Bhanja (19th June 2006–current)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ODISHA DISTRICT GAZETTEERS NAYAGARH (PDF), GAD, Govt of Odisha, 2015, p. 42
  2. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 11, p. 200.

Coordinates: 20°21′N 84°51′E / 20.350°N 84.850°E / 20.350; 84.850