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Charkhari - Indian Princely State

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[Charkhari] image located by Valentin Poposki, 4 November 2022

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The flag was 2 by 2.5, the field red, with a yellow border. The border was equal to 1 tenth of the length of the flag. An elaborate coat of arms was placed in the middle of the flag. Neither my minimal ability to translate French words, nor the quality of the drawing in the book, is adequate for a good description of the arms. My weak attempt to describe them is- a field of murrey (a rare heraldic color, dark red, supposed to be the color of mulberries); a pale or, seme with drops of blood; in a chief azure a child's head bearing a laurel(?) crown or; supporters are a black bear and a speckled stag. Above the shield is a helmet surmounted by some sort of animal and another device. A scroll appears below. If my understanding is correct, this scroll bears the motto "Il Accorde La Grace A Notre Trone Victorieux". The entire achievement of arms reaches almost to the border both top and bottom.
Ned Smith, 12 November 1998

Charkhari was an 11-gun state now in the Hamirpur district of Uttar Pradesh, Area: 2,279 km2, founded 1765. - see
Jarig Bakker, 15 May 2002

Princely States of Central India, States of Bundelkhand Agency, Present-day Uttar Pradesh
11 Gun Salute
Area: 2, 279
Acceded to the Union of India on Jan.1, 1950

Raja Chhatarsal divided his lands in 1731 into several portions, one of which was given to Raja Jagat Rai. At his death in 1757, a dispute arose as to the succession, with Raja Pahar Singh, seizing the territory forcing Raja Khuman Singh to flee. Terms were agreed to in 1764, and Raja Khuman Singh received Charkhari, becoming its first Raja in 1765. The Maharaja maintains a military force of 188 cavalry, 1552 infantry, and 42 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 11 guns (in 1893).
Valentin Poposki, 4 November 2022


[Charkhari] image located by Valentin Poposki, 4 November 2022