Bhatti Rulers of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer kingdom was established in south-western Rajasthan . Once seat of Bhatti Rajputs, has been nicknamed “Golden City” owing to yellow sandstone structures and the gold-coloured desert surrounding it.

Bhatti Rulers of Jaisalmer:

  • Rawal Jaisal/Jessul (1156-68)
    • The Bhatti capital at Lodorva (Ludarva) is destroyed by Shihab ud-Din Muhammad (Shihabuddin), the Afghan chief of Ghor.
    • Rawal Jaisal laid foundation of new kingdom with Jaisalmer as its capital.
  • Salbahan (1168) -> Baijal – >Chachak Deo -> Tej Rao
  • Rao Jaitsi (1276 –
    • Faced 8 years seize by Allaudin Khilji
    • 1st jauhar of Jaisalmer. (1295)
  • Karan Singh — > Moolraj — > Ratan Singh à Lakhan Sen
  • Dudar
    • 2nd Jauhar of Jaisalmer – against Feroz Shah of Delhi
  • Kanar – Punpal – Kehar II – Somji – Lachman – Kailan – Kilkaran – Satal – Bersi – Chachack Deo II – Devidas – Jaitsi II – Karan Singh II
  • Rawal Lunkarn (1530-51)
    • 3rd Jauhar of Jaisalmer- also called half jauhar of Jaisalmer – against local Afghan chief Amir Ali .
    • Why half Jauhar – Amir Ali obtained Rawal Lunakaran’s permission to let his wives visit the queens of Jaisalmer. But Instead of women he sent armed warriors, which took the guards of the fort by surprise. As there was insufficient time to arrange a funeral pyre and battle seemed lost, Rawal slaughtered his womenfolk with his own hands. However, soon reinforcements arrived, sparing the men from the Jauhar and Amir Ali was defeated. Hence, it is called a half jauhar or Sako.
  • Rawal Maldeo (1551-62)
  • Rawal Harraj (1562-78)
    • Submitted to Akbar
  • Rawal Bhim Singh (1578 – 1624)
  • Rawal Kalyandas (1624 – 1634)
  • Rawal Manohardas(1634 – 1648)
  • Rawal Ramchandra (1648 – 1651)
  • Rawal Sahal Singh (1651 – 1661)
    • Assists Emperor Shah Jahan in his Peshawar campaign.
  • Maharawal Amar Singh(1661 – 1702)
  • Maharawal Jaswant Singh(1702 – 1708)
  • Maharawal Budha Singh(1708 – 1722)
  • Maharawal Akhai Singh (1722 – 1762)
    • Concluded peace with Bikaner.
  • Maharawal Mulraj Singh II (1762 – 1819)
    • Signed treaty of friendship with the British for protection.
  • Maharawal Gaj Singh(1819 – 1846)
  • Maharawal Ranjit Singh (1846 – 1864)
  • Maharawal Bairisal Singh (1864 – 1891)
  • Maharawal Shalivahan Singh III Bahadur(1891 – 1914)
  • Maharawal Sir Jawahir Singh Bahadur (1914 – 1949)