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Maharao is a variation on the Indian (mainly Hindu) royal title Maharaja, also meaning 'Great king' in Hindi. It is composed of Maha- 'great' and the royal title Rao, a variation on Raja. The word Maharaja (also spelled maharajah) is Hindi as well as ancient Sanskrit for high king (a karmadharaya from maha great and rajan king). Its use is primarily for Hindu potentates (ruler or sovereign). ... Rao is a surname in several different cultures. ... A Raja (sometimes spelled Rajah) is a king, or princely ruler from the Kshatriya lineages. ...

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Ruler title in British India

Salute states (all in present India)

The gun salutes enjoyed by princely states that acceded to the Dominion of India on 14th of August 1947, included the following Maharao's: A princely state is any state under the reign of a prince, both terms being taken in the broad sense. ...

  • Hereditary salute of 17-guns (19-guns local): H.H. the Maharao of Cutch (=Kachh =Kutch)
  • Hereditary salute of 17-guns: H.H. the Maharao of Bundi

Kutch (also Cutch or Kachh) is a district of Gujarat state in western India. ... Bundi is a city of approximately 74,000 inhabitants in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan state in northwest India. ...

Non-salute states

(probably quite incomplete) ? Maharao of Kotah Kota can refer to: The Indonesian word for city. ...

Sirohi is a city in southern Rajasthan state in western India. ...

Compound ruler titles

  • Maharao Raja of Bundi
  • Maharao Rana of Alwar till April 1889, since Maharaja

Bundi is a city of approximately 74,000 inhabitants in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan state in northwest India. ... Alwar or Ulwar was a princely state in India during the time of British rule, in what is now Rajasthan. ...

Other use

Sources

  • Indian princely states
  • RoyalArk-India

 
 

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