Tigiria State

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Tigiria State
Princely State of British India
16th century–1948
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Tigiria State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
 1931
119 km2 (46 sq mi)
Population 
 1931
24,822
Government
  Type Monarchy
King  
 1682–1742
Sankaraswar Mandhata
 1743 – 17..
Gopinath Chamupati Singh
 17.. – 1793
Jadumani Rai Singh
 1797–1844
Jagannath Chamupati Singh
 1886–1933
Harihar Kshatriya Birbar (b. 1826 – d. 1886) Chamupati Singh
 1886–1933
Banamali Kshatriya Birbar (b. 1857 – d. 19..) Chamupati Singh
Historical eraBritish Colonisation of India
 Established
16th century
1948
Succeeded by
India Flag of India.svg
Today part of Odisha, Flag of India.svg  India

Tigiria State, also known as Tigiria Nizigarh, was one of the princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. It was located in present-day Tigiria block of Cuttack district, Odisha. Although it was the smallest of the states of the Orissa States Agency it was the most densely populated. [1] The last ruler of Tigiria joined the state to the Indian Union in 1948. [2]

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The state was bound in the north by Dhenkanal State, in the east it was bound by Athgarh State, in the south by the Mahanadi River and in the west by Baramba State. [1]

History

Tigiria was founded at an uncertain date in the sixteenth century by a ruler named Nityānanda Tunga. According to legend he was directed to the place by means of a dream while coming from the west on a pilgrimage to Puri.

The rulers of Tigiria Princely State gave importance to education and built and maintained a network of schools. The last Raja signed the accession to the Indian Union on 1 January 1948. [2]

The name 'Tigiria' most likely originated in the Sanskrit Trigiri, meaning "Three Hills". Most of the inhabitants of Tigiria were Hindu, members of the Chasa caste, and important places of worship were located within the area of Tigiria State.

Rulers

Rulers of Tigiria bore the title Raja . [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 357.
  2. 1 2 Tigiria Princely State – "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 539
  3. Princely States of India K-W
  4. Mohanty, Debabrata (1 December 2015). "Erstwhile king of Tigiria Brajraj Mahapatra dies in Odisha". The Indian Express .

Coordinates: 20°29′N85°31′E / 20.483°N 85.517°E / 20.483; 85.517