The Fort
The Fort-Palace at Narsinghgarh was the official Residence of the rulers built nearly 300 years ago in the Rajput style.

Samrat Vikramaditya
The most illustrious rulers of the Parmar dynasty of Malwa were Yogi Raja Bhartruhari, Samrat Vikramaditya and Raja Bhoj.
     
Raja Bhoj  
Dynasty
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Dynasty
 
 
The State of Narsinghgarh was carved out of the State of Rajgarh by Paras Ramji, the younger brother of the then Ruler of Rajgarh, Rawat Mohan Singhji in 1681 A. D.
 
Rawat Paras Ramji (1681-95)
Rawat Dalel Singhji (1695)
Rawat Moti Singhji (1695-1751)
Rawat Khuman Singhji (1751-66)
Rawat Achal Singhji (1766-95)
Rawat Sobhagh Singhji (1795-1827)
Raja Hanwant Singhji (1827-73)
Raja Pratap Singhji (1873-90)
Raja Mehtab Singhji (1890-95)
Raja Arjun Singhji (1895-1924)
Maharaja Vikram Singhji (1924-57)
Maharaja Bhanu Prakash Singhji (1957)
 
Yuvraj Shiladitya Singh
Maharaj Kumar Rajyavardhan Singh
Maharaj Kumar Giri Ratna Singh
Maharaj Kumar Bhagyaditya Singh
Maharaj Kumar Yashovardhan Singh
 
 
Rawat Paras Ramji (1681-95)
After partition Rawat Paras Ramji named his state after Bhagwan Shri Narsingh (incarnation of God Vishnu), who was his deity and aradhya Dev. Thereafter, he founded the town of Narsinghgarh and transferred his capital there and constructed the temple of his aradhya Dev Shri Narsingh Bhagwan. He built a tank known as Paras Ram Sagar. He was a just and a capable Ruler.
 
 
 
Rawat Dalel Singhji (1695)
Son of Rawat Paras Ramji succeeded his father but died in the same year. 
 
 
 
Rawat Moti Singhji (1695-1751)
Succeeded his fater Dalel Singhji in 1695. He ruled for 56 years and died in 1751.
 
 
 
Rawat Khuman Singhji (1751-66)
During his time the Moghul power declined in Malwa and the Marathas gained the ascendancy.
 
 
 
Rawat Achal Singhji (1766-95)
Succeeded his father Rawat Khuman Singhji in 1766 A. D. He was brave and a wise ruler. He married the daughter of the Maharana of Udaipur (Mewar).
 
 
 
Rawat Sobhagh Singhji (1795-1827)
On the death of his father Sobhag Singhji succeeded to the throne in 1795 whose rule witnessed the advent of the British in Malwa. In his time Sir John Malcolm, who represented the East India Company, entered into treaties and engagements with the Ruling Princes of Malwa. Rawat Sobhag Singhji married the niece of Maharana Udaipur (Mewar).

Due to illness of Rawat Sobhag Singhji, his son Prince Chain Singhji was in charge of the administration of the State. Prince Chain Singhji was courageous, brave and intelligent. He was a highly self-respecting person. He ruled the State with a firm hand giving justice to one and all evenly. The People of Narsinghgarh State admired him and held him in high respect.
Historical evidence says Prince Chain Singhji was reluctant to acknowledge the supremacy of the East India Company. This irritated the Company and they were waiting to get to his jugular vein. In a planned murder one palace official named Vora who was returning from the palace was assassinated. The Company held Prince Chain Singhji responsible behind the murder and asked him to leave the State and proceed to Banaras. The Prince refused to accept the murder charge and defied the Company.

This was considered as rebellion by the East India Company. As a result a battle took place between Prince Chain singhji's forces and military of East India Company in 1824 at Sehore a town about 37 kilometers West of Bhopal.

He fought valiantly and died in the battle at the age of 24 years. His Samadhi is built near the battlefield. He is considered as Amar Shaheed of Malwa, and as such recognized officially by the government of Madhya Pradesh. All communities go to his Samadhi and offer prayers and seek his blessings. Himmat Khan and Bahadur Khan, Jagirdars of Dhanora of Narsinghgarh State were killed along with him. Their tombs are built near the Samadhi of Prince Chain Singhji.
 
 
 
Prince Chain Singhji Rescues Holkar ladies:
In 1818 AD Lord Hastings, the seventh Governor-General of India, defeated the army of Malhar Rao Holkar II of Indore at the battle of Mahidpur. Holkar had to sign the treaty with the East India Company at Mandsaur known as the treaty of Mandsaur. The Company forces, meanwhile, captured the ladies of the Holkar Royal family.

Prince Chain Singhji, who was camping nearby, when informed about the capture of the ladies rushed with his force and rescued the Royal ladies from the Company Forces. He took them with honour and handed them over at Indore. The Holkar Royal family was full of praise for Chain Singhji for his brave and magnanimous act.
 
 
 
Raja Hanwant Singhji (1827-73)
On the death of Rawat Sobhag Singhji his dowager Rani adopted Hanwant Singhji of Bhatkhera with the consent of Sirdars of Narsinghgarh State, who was the nearest heir and rightful successor to the gaddi, in 1827. He was a generous, noble and high-minded Ruler with a great administrative capabilities. He was given the title of His Highness the Raja and a salute of 11 guns by the British Government. His Highness Raja Hanwant Singhji had three sons Prince Bhawani Singhji, Prince Mehtab Singhji and Prince Chhatrashalji. Prince Bhawani Singhji married the daughter of the Raja of Khetri in Rajasthan and had a son Pratap Singhji. Prince Bhawani Singhji died during the life time of his father Raja Hanwant Singhji. Princess Bijai Kunwar Bai Sahiba, the daughter of Raja Hanwant Singhji, was married to Maharaja Jaswant Singhji II of Jodhpur and Maharaja Sardar Singhji (1895-1911) was born out of this union.
 
 
 
Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi ask for help:
Rani Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi had heard about Prince Chain Singhji's rebellious attitude towards the East India Company and the battle he fought with the Company at Sehore in 1824. She decided to approach the Narsinghgarh State for help in the first war of Independence of 1857 against the Company to which the then Ruler of Narsinghgarh agreed. But unfortunately before Narsinghgarh could render any sort of help, the Rani was surrounded by the Company forces at Gwalior and she became a martyr.

After the martyrdom of Rani Lakshmi Bai, Tantya Tope her close confidant and main supporter in the first struggle for Indian Independence of 1857 came to Narsinghgarh and was clandestinely kept by the Ruler in the thick forest of Kantora just behind the Fort Palace for quite a long time till he moved to another location to carry out his struggle.
 
 
 
Raja Pratap Singhji (1873-90)
His Highness Raja Pratap Singhji succeeded his grandfather Raja Hanwant Singhji in 1873. He was strong, brave, hardworking and painstaking. He was the first Rajput Ruler to visit England and had the audience with her Majesty Queen Empress Victoria in 1887. The degree of D. C. L. was conferred upon him by the University of Edinburgh.
 
Raja Pratap Singhji married the niece of His Highness Maharaja Jaswant Singhji of Jodhpur. Raja Pratap Singhji died at the age of 38 without any issue.
 
 
 
Raja Mehtab Singhji (1890-95)
Raja Pratap Singhji was succeeded by his uncle His Highness Raja Mehtab Singhji in 1890, the only surviving son of Raja Hanwant Singhji. His ways were like his father Raja Hanwant Singhji. He toured his state every year and dispensed justice to his subjects on the spot with even-hands.
 
 
 
Raja Arjun Singhji (1895-1924)
Raja Mehtab Singhji died without any issue. The government of India selected His Highness Raja Arjun Singhji aged 9 years from Bhatkhera and installed him as the Ruler of Narsinghgarh. He was educated at Mayo College Ajmer and Daly College Indore and got training at the Imperial Cadet corps at Dehradun. Raja Arjun Singhji had two wives, first one was Princess Shiv Kunwarji of Sailana.
 
He had a son Prince Vikram Singhji born in 1909 and two daughters, Princess Damyanti Kumaribai Sahiba married to His Highness Mahrawal Girdhar Singhji of Jaisalmer, Princess Hemant Kumaribai Sahiba married to Raja Digvijaichandji of Jubbal (Himachal Pradesh). From the second wife, who was the Rajkumari of Talsana in Gujarat, he had one daughter Princess Basant Kumaribai Sahiba married to Raja Sumer Singhji of Indargarh (Rajasthan).
 
 
 
Maharaja Vikram Singhji (1924-57)
His Highness Maharaja Vikram Singhji succeeded to the throne in 1924 and was installed with full powers in 1929. His first marriage was to be solemnized with the Princess Jeet Kunwarba Sahiba daughter of His Highness Maharao Swaroop Ram Singhji of Sirohi in Rajasthan. But the princess fell ill the very morning of the marriage and just before the marriage ceremony she died.
 
Thereafter, Maharaja Vikram Singhji married Princess Dev Kumariji daughter of His Highness Mirza Maharao Vijayrajji of Kachchh (Gujarat). He was educated at the Daly College Indore and Mayo College Ajmer. He was a kind hearted and highly respected Ruler and enjoyed a good standing among his brother Princes and Rulers of India. He was dearly loved and respected by his subjects. He was made K. C. I. E. in 1941 by King Emperor George VI of Britain. Maharaja Sir Vikram Singhji K. C. I. E. acceded his state to India before 15th August, 1947 and signed on the merger agreement in April 1948. Thus the State of Narsinghgarh merged into the new State of Madhya Bharat.
 
 
 
Maharaja Bhanu Prakash Singhji (1957)
Son of Maharaj Prabhunath Singhji, uncle of Maharaja Sir Vikram Singhji, was born in June 1929 and adopted by his late Highness Maharaja Sir Vikram Singhji on 19th July 1942. He succeeded to the throne on 17th July 1957. He was educated at the Mayo College Ajmer, Daly College Indore and St. John's College Agra.
 
He married Princess Lakshmi Kumari of Bikaner on 1st June 1950. Maharani Lakshmi Kumari is the daughter of Maharaj Kumar Bijai Singhji and the grand daughter of General His Highness Maharaja Sir Ganga Singhji of Bikaner, one of the most outstanding Rulers of his time in the country. He has five sons and an adopted daughter.
 
 
 
Yuvraj Shiladitya Singh
Yuvraj Shiladitya Singh born in October 1951. He married Rajkumari Madhulika Kumari of Bhadawar in Agra district. He has two daughters Bhanwarbai Sahiba Yogeshwari Kumari who is married to His Highness Maharaja Sawai Ajayraj Singhji of Ajaigarh. The second daughter Bhanwarbai Sahiba Purnamrita Kumari is unmarried.
 
 
 
Maharaj Kumar Rajyavardhan Singh
Maharaj Kumar Rajyavardhan Singh born in October 1953. He married Rajkumari Kalpneshwari Devi of Jashpur (Chhattisgarh) and has two sons. Bhanwar Saheb Veer Vikram Singh and Bhanwar Saheb Vishwa Pratap Singh.
 
Bhanwar Veer Vikram Singh married Neha Kumari from Delhi and has one daughter Ujjaiti Kumari.
 
Bhanwar Vishwa Pratap Singh married Kumari Surendra Kumari of Gudamalani (Rajasthan). Has one Daughter Vanshika Kumari.
 
 
 
Maharaj Kumar Giri Ratna Singh
Maharaj Kumar Giri Ratna Singh born in October 1955. He married Rajkumari Gayatri Kumari of Gabhana (U. P.) daughter of Raj Kumar Raghuraj Singhji and grand daughter of Captain Raja Devraj Singhji. He has one son Bhanwar Sahib Divya Ratna Singh born in 1989.
 
 
 
Maharaj Kumar Bhagyaditya Singh
Maharaj Kumar Bhagyaditya Singh born in August 1957. He married Kumari Yashodhara Kumari from Ujjain. He has one daughter Bhanwarbai Sahiba Shraddha Kumari.
 
 
 
Maharaj Kumar Yashovardhan Singh
Maharaj Kumar Yashovardhan Singh born in March 1959. He renounced the World and became a Sanyasi at the age of 22 years and succeeded to the gadi of his guru Avadhoot Bhagwan Ram in 1992 at Aghorpeeth Shri Sarveshwari Samooh Sansthan Devsthanam Awadoot Bhagwan Ram Kushta Seva Ashram, Padav, Varanasi - 221102 (U. P. ).
 
His name is now Gurupad Sambhav Ramji. The gaddi at Padav is in the tradition of the famous Aghoracharya Baba Kina Ramji who lived for 170 years in the 17th and 18th Century A. D.
 

Family and State Statistics
   
Dynasty : Parmar Rajput
Religion : Ramanuj Vaishnav of Sanatan Dharm
Kuldevta : Bhagwan shri Raghunathji
Kuldevi : Sanchayji
Bhairav : Gora of Duparia
Ishta Devi : Bijasanji
Gotra : Vashishth
Ved : Yajur
Pitra Vriksh : Neem
Shakha : Madhyandini
Charan : Sandayach
Vyas : Nagar
Purohit : Jodhpuria Dantela (Dantavla) and Parikh
Bhat : Dhandarpa Dhandu and Jangra Bagri
Dholi: Jevra
Kshetra : Avantika (Ujjain)
Area : 1901 Sq. Km
Population : 1,40,000 (Approximately 1948)
Revenue : Rs. 12,00,000 (1948)
Salute : 11 Guns
Accession : Before 15th August, 1947
Merger : April 1948
Privy Purse : Rs. 1,15,000/-
State : Madhya Pradesh
   
   
Flag  
   

This banner is vertical with red at the back and white in front. The red portion has a "Katar" (Dagger) and "Khanda" (Big double adged sword) in yellow and white portion has Shri Hanumanji in red. This standard flag flew only on the Palace of the Ruler, The red and green flag with State emblem (horizontal flag with dark red on the top and dark green below) flew on Royal family cars, State buildings, police, army and on official functions.

   
Coat of Arms  
   
Coat of Arms - Play of six argent and gules; on a bordure vert, eight cinequefoils supported by Varahs (boars) signifies the decent of the ruling prince from the Malwa Parmars and the origin from the sacrificial fire of the sacred havankund of the yagya performed by Brahmrishi Vashishth (One of the ancient seven Saptrishis) at Mt. Abu. Its motto is "Maksho Bhay Narsingh Ho Am . (don't be afraid I am Narsingh.) ".
 
 
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