Midnapore Raj

The Midnapore Raj Or Karnagarh Raj Was Medieval Dynasty And Later A Zamindari Estate Of Sasgop (Yadav) During The British Period In The Paschim Medinipur District In The State Of West Bengal, India.

Midnapore Raj

1568 – 1947

   Capital                          Karnagarh

   Common Languages      Bengali,Santali

    Government           Monarchy

(1568-1800) Zamindari Estate (1800-1947)


  • 1568-1661       Raja Laxman Singh(First)
  • 1947                          Unknown(Last


  • Established                           1568
  • Acceded To India                 1947

   Currency                          Indian Rupee

Succeeded By

Dominion Of India

 Today Part Of         West Bengal,Republic Of India

Midnapore Raj Karnagarh Raj Temple

Dandesvara And Mahamaya Temple

The Kings Of Karnagarh Ruled Over A Zamindari That Included Midnapore And The Surrounding Areas. They Belonged To The Sadgop (Yadav) Community And Had A Close Link With The Rulers Of Narajole Raj.


Karnagarh Or Midnapore Raj Was Established By Raja Lakshman Singh In 1568. According To Binoy Ghosh, The Kings Of Karnagarh Ruled Over A Zamindari That Included Midnapore And The Surrounding Areas. The Sadgop(Yadav) Dynasty That Ruled Over Karnagarh Included Raja Lakshman Singh (1568-1661),Raja Shyam Singh (1661-1668),Raja Chhotu Roy (1671-1693),Raja Ram Singh (1693-1711) Raja Jaswant Singh (1711-1749), Raja Ajit Singh (1749) And Rani Shiromani (1756-1812)

The Kings Of Karnagarh Belonged To The Sadgop Yadav Community And Had A Close Link With The Rulers Of narajole Raj. The Last King Of Karnagarh, Raja Ajit Singh Died Childless.His Property Went Into The Hands Of His Two Queens,Rani Bhabani And Rani Shiromani. During The Chaur Rebellion,The Leader Of The Chaurs,Gobardhan Dikpati,Occupied The Palace,Both The Queens Met The King Of Narajole,Raja Trilochan Khan Who Provided Them Shelter And Promised To Recover  Their Property. Rani Bhabani Died In 1161 Bangabda (1754 AD) And Rani Shiromani Handed Over The Entire Property To Anandalal Of The Narajole Family Even Before She Died In 1219 Bangabda (1812 AD). However,The East India Company Were Suspicious That Rani Shiromani had Links With Those Involved In The Chaur Rebellion,And As A Result They Considerably Restricted The Amount Of Sovereignty She Held In Response.

There,However,Are Other Sources That Say That The Chaur Rebellion Took Palace As A Series Of Insurrections By People Who Lived Off The Jungles And A Sort Of  Primitive Agriculture In The Old Manbhum,Bankura And Midnapore Districts Between 1771 And 1809,Generally Under Dispossessed Zamindars That Included Rani Shiromani of Karnagarh.

List Of Rulers

  • Raja Lakshman Singh (1568-1661)
  • Raja Shyam Singh (1661-1668)
  • Raja Chhotu Roy (1668-1671)
  • Raja Raghunath Roy (1671-1693)
  • Raja Ram Singh (1693-1711)
  • Raja Jaswant Singh (1711-1749)
  • Raja Ajit Singh (1749)
  • Rani Shiromani (1756-1812)
  • Adopted Raja Anandlal

Karnagarh Fort

Karnagarh Fort Consisted Of about 100 Bighas Of land,Stretching For About 4 Miles,That Was Surrounding By The Parang River.It Was About 4 Miles North Of Midnapore. The Inside Of The Fort Was  Divided Into Two Parts, The andar Mahal For The Royal Family And  The Sadar Mahal For Others. The Temples Of Dandesvara And Mahamaya,The Ruling Deities Of Karnagarh,Were Located To The South Of The Fort. Now Hardly Anything,Other Than Memory,Remains.

The Midnapore Raj Family Had Two Other Forts Nearby At Awasgarh And Jamdargarh.

Midnapore Raj Karnagrh Raj Temple

Karnagarh Temple

Karnagrh Raj Mahal


Devi Mahamaya Karnagarh Midnapore Temple

Devi Mahamaya Temple Karnagarh

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