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House of Raghogarh - KHEECHIWARA

Hindupati Raja Lal Singhji (1673- 97 A.D.) - The Founder of the State of Raghogarh

Lal Singhji usually resided in Jharkon in Ahirwara in Pargana Balabhent where he happened to discover a ‘saptdhat’ image of Ram (Raghoji) on the top of a hill. He established this image in the fort palace of Raghogarh which he has founded in V. 1734-1677 A.D. (Magh Sudi 5) on an elevation in the village of Kotda.

Gugor Fort - Chhabra Gugor

As Gugor was always in imminent danger of being invaded by the Hadas from Baran, the Kheechi rulers had been on the lookout for a more suitable and central place to make it their third capital after they had ruled from Gugor for a period of 400 years. With the transfer of the capital to Raghogarh, Gugor was added to the Thikana of Chhabra which came to be called Chhabra Gugor, as it is known at present.

strong>Lal Singhji was a brave warrior and built mansions and temples, dug tanks and baories and laid garden. He gave land to temples. Lal Singhji was the son of Raja Garibdas. Amongst his three brothers one got the thikana of Bhamawad, he is ancestor of the Rajas of Garha-Jamner,  the second one got Maksudangarh, a branch of  Raghogarh and Ajab Singh got Guna.

Raja Dheeraj Singhji - (1697-1726 A.D.)

He had great relations with Jai Singh Kachhawaha of Amber (Jaipur) and Maharana Sangram Singh II of the house of Sisodias. He built temples, tanks, baolies and repaired the fortress of Aron Jharkon and Chanchoda. He has constructed the greater portion of Raghogarh fort palace.

He was the lover of learning and patronized music and painting. He got a copy of Prithviraj Raso transcribed as early as 1708 A.D. and a set of his own portraits in different aspects preserved in the archives of Raghogarh, besides paintings on subject of Rag-Ragini, Bara masa and frescoes of Ramayana and Mahabharata on the walls of Charbhujaji Temple in Dhirpur village. These rare specimens of the Raghogarh School of Malwa Paintings still await the attention of connoisseurs of art.

Dheeraj Singhji was charitable and generous towards Bhats, Bairagis, Brahmanas and Charans etc. was slain in an affray with the Ahir tribes whom he had been long engaged in reducing to order. His memorial at Bajrangarh fortress is worshipped till today as that of a Sidh.

Bajrangarh Fortress (Jharkon)

Raja Gaj Singh (1726-29) - The eldest son of Dheeraj Singhji.
Raja Vikramaditya I ( 1730-44) - he annexed Chhabra Gugor. His brave son Balbhadra Singh I put down the Rajput combination of Jagat Singh (Udaipur), Durjansal (Kota), Umaid Singh (Bundi) and Jagat Singh Rawat (Rajgarh) single handedly. His mother Rani Anup kunwar Gaudji was equally brave and fought against the Nawab of Bhopal in a masculine way.

Raja Balbhadra Singh I (1744-70)  - He openly stood to oppose Marathas on behalf of English.

Hindupati Raja Jai Singh (1797-1818) - He was 17 years old at the time of his installation in 1797. The exploits of Jai Singh have inspired heroic poetry. He was a far more famous warrior against Daulat Rao Scindia than his father Balbhadra Singh was against Mahadji. In the words of James Tod -“ The late celebrated Kheechi leader Jai Singh never took the field without the god before him. Victory of Bajrang was the signal for the charge so dreaded by the Marathas and often had the deity been sprinkled with his blood and that of the foe. He caused three images of the god to be chiseled and established in Bajrangarh, Raghogarh fort and town. Indeed this worship of Bajrang was terror to the Marathas”.

During his last illness like Maharana Pratap in the care of Kunwar Amar Singh, Hindupati gave his sword and lance to Dhonkal Singh Kheechi to continue his ancestral family warfare against Scindias and told him he would join him soon on his recovery. But, alas! His recovery never came. He was proud to call himself “Hindupati” and rightly so not only because his ancestors had held this title for the last 400 years from the Maharana for whom he had fought with his contingent but also because a foreign power like that of the British addressed him and his descendents as “Hindupati”.

Raja Ajit Singh - (1818-56) - He patronized pundits and poets and very versed in music and poetry.
Raja Jaimandal Singh 1856-1900) - He was quite hostile in the mutiny of 1857. On occasion of Dushehra 20 -22 goats were being sacrificed in Raghogarh, which was stopped by him. He had a versatile interest in Chemistry, Ayurveda, Astronomy, horse riding, spiritual pursuits, athletics and yoga.

Raja Vikramjit Singh II (1900-02)
Raja Bahadur Singh (1902-45) - In 1911 invited to Delhi Darbar while he was a student in Daly College Indore. The King emperor and the Queen presented their autographed photo to him.

Raja Balbhadra Singh II (1945) - His succession was recognized in late 1948. He has received his education at Daly College Indore and was a good sports man like his father as well as a keen scholar. He obtained his post diploma from Mayo College, Ajmer and received the Viceroy’s Gold Medal for all round efficiency. He was elected in 1955 the member of Madhya Bharat Legislative Assembly from Raghogarh constituency. He besides being charitable rendered great service to the cause of Kheechi Dynasty by causing records to be collected from Malwa and Rajasthan. These records comprise of inscriptions, copper plates grants, folk songs, sanads etc. So little or nothing could be done in this direction except the publication of two booklets - ‘Hindupati Vijay’ and ‘Kheechi Vanshawali’.

Raja Digvijaya Singh ( 1947 ) -  He was born on February 28 1947. When he entered politics, joining the congress party, he became the member of the legislative assembly of new Madhya Pradesh in Bhopal in the seventies and worked for the social welfare and other programmes of his party. Later he first made a name for himself as a minister in the cabinet of Kunwar Arjun Singhji and then as President of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee and as a member of Lok Sabha. Heis a former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and a senior Congress (I) politician now.. He has been the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh state for two five-year terms. He first became Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on December 7, 1993 and continued to hold the post till November 2003. He is currently a General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee

He studied at the Daly College, Indore. During his school days he was an outstanding sportsman. He was member of the school team in cricket, hockey and soccer. He also was the national squash champion, the youngest to ever win it. He is an engineering graduate from  SGSITS in Indore. He is also a St. Stephen's College, Delhi alumni. HPS Raghogarh is Mr. Digvijaya Singhji a dream child.