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Maharana is a variation on the Indian (mainly Hindu) royal title Rana. Maharana denotes 'king of kings' in Hindi.[1]


Ruler title in British IndiaEdit

Salute states (all in present India)Edit

The gun salutes enjoyed by the states that acceded to the Dominion of India on 14 August 1947, included the following Maharanas:

  • Hereditary salute of 19-guns (21-guns local): the Maharana of Udaipur (Mewar)

  • Hereditary salutes of 15-guns (17-guns personal):H.H. the Maharaj Rana of Dholpur

  • Hereditary salute of 13-guns the Maharana of Rajpipla
  • Hereditary salute of 11-guns: the Maharana of Barwani

Hereditary salutes of 9-guns:

Some of the rulers were granted increased gun salutes after the independence, e.g. the above-listed Maharana of Mewar (Hindu; at Udaipur, Maharajpramukh in Rajasthan) was raised to first place in the Order of Precedence, displacing the Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar (Muslim), and all 9-gun states were permitted the use of the style of Highness.

Non-salute states ruled by a MaharanaEdit

Compound ruler titlesEdit

Other useEdit