13 Facts About Holkar


Holkar dynasty was a Maratha clan of Dhangar origin in India.

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Shrimant Bhushansiha Raje Holkar was born on 26 April 1989 and Is the great-grandson of Raja Shrimant Sir Kashirao dada saheb Holkar KCSI, KIH.

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Holkar is the national president of Hindavi Swarajya Mahasangh a social organization formed by the members of various historical families.

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Holkar moved the capital to Maheshwar, south of Indore on the Narmada River.

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Holkar built temples at sacred sites outside her kingdom, from Dwarka in Gujarat east to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi on the Ganges.

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Holkar tried to free the Delhi Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II from the British in the unsuccessful Second Anglo-Maratha War.

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Attempts by Yashwantrao Holkar to unite the kings failed, and he was approached to sign a peace treaty with the British.

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Bhimabai Holkar did not accept the treaty, and kept attacking the British by guerilla methods.

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Holkar was replaced by Hari Rao Holkar, nephew of Yashwantrao, who ascended to the throne on 17 April 1834.

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Holkar adopted Khande Rao Holkar II on 2 July 1841 and died on 24 October 1843.

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Holkar died on 17 June 1886 and was succeeded by his eldest son, Shivajirao Holkar.

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Yashwantrao Holkar II ruled Indore state until shortly after India's independence in 1947, when he acceded to the Union of India.

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On 16 June 1948, the princely state of Indore, which the House of Holkar ruled, merged with the newly independent Indian states.

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