Athamallick was a Zamindari under Boudha, later achieved Statehood, how?

Athamallick was a Zamindari under the statehood of Boudha in the early days of British ruling.  Both belonged to the South west frontier Agency and transferred to the Odisha Division in 1837.

Present family referring to some local literatures claimed that the 37thsuccessor named Raja Laxmidhar Deo Samanthas stopped the importance of Boudh on him and claimed himself as an independent ruler. The commissioner of British East India Company named Mr. Robbert has supported the Raja of Athamallick and granted it as a princely state under East India Company with a condition to pay a tribute of Rs.480 annually and other terms and conditions in the Sanand. So it may be said that Athamallick’s independent existence came to force in between 1785 to 1802. But The Sanad of 1874 issued by the British India mentioned the ruler Raja Jogindra deo samant as the Zamindar of Athamallick under the state of Boudha. And the Raja of Boudha is treated as the Raja of both Boudha and Athamallick.

Raja Jogindra Deo Samantwas the 39thruler of this dynasty and a dynamic one. He has established the first primary school in English education pattern I 1871. An Ayurvedic Hospital, Police station, Inspection Bunglow for the British officers were built during his period.


Raja Jogindra was succeeded by his son Maharaja Mahindra Deo Samantin 1877. He was a very benevolent ruler and believed in public welfare. During the femine 1889 he served food and shelter to number of people and smoothly conducted the rehabilitation work. The British people were influenced on his work and offered Maharaja Title for his distinguished effort. On 11thJan 1980 he was bestowed with this title. He has also patronized Odia poets and writers by inviting them to his state and helping in publication. Kabibar Radhanath Roy has visited Athamallick and elaborated the beauty of Athamallick in his poetry Mahajatya. He has dedicated his work Tulasi Stabaka to Maharaja Mahendra Deo. The king kas also helped Professor Jogesh Chandra Rai to print Pathanisamat’s astrology based book. He has also concentrated on the growth of public infrastructure and education.

Maharaja Mahindra has influenced the British establishment and achieved special status for his state. In the 1894 Sanand the British Empire has treated Athamallick as a Princely state by bifurcating it from Boudh.

Raja Bibhudhendra deo Samantascended the throne in 1902 and continued till death on 1918. During this period a border dispute with Rairakhol was settled. He has married two wives. First the princess of Patna State  Asha Devi, and 2ndly to princess of Tarala Zamindari now in Andhrapradesh. Asha devi died during the time of delivering thirh child Kishore Chandra she died. Her other two children were Baidyanath Deo and Purnamasi Devi.  The 2ndRani has 4 children namely:[i]

  1. Satyabati Devi, married to Narayan Prasad Deo Raja of Boudh
  2. Suryamani Deo, born on 14thmay 1908 and ascended the Gadi in later
  3. Rudra Narayan Deo, Born in 1911 and
  4. Ghana Kuntala Devi, Married to Zamindar of Parikud in 1931

Raja Bibhudendra’s elder son Baidyanath died in 1917 while studying at Ravenshaw College Cuttack. Raja also died by getting this sad news during reign.

The second son minor Raja Kishorechandra Deo ascended the throne in 1918 but he was not conferred ruling power as per the British law. He got the Sanand in 1925. During this 7 years period British political Agent Cobdain Ramsay was in charge of the state’s administration. This British administrator has done great jobs in this state by connecting the state to Cuttack on good roads. He has played a vital role in establishing modern infrastructure for state administration. Roads from Athmallick to Boinda, Kaintaragarh to kaikata, Binkei wer made, The police Bandha, Badabandha were dug for solving water issues. Permanent buildings for Court, policestation Hospital were made. Maheswari temple was renovated and some official quarters were also made during thjis period which were still serving as state property at Athamalick.

Kishore Chandra granted with ruling Power on 24thDecember 1925. He was pioneer in development and remembered for his pro people activities. He has focused on agriculture and horticulture, established Raja Mahendra Highschool, built Jagannath temple at Kaintaragarh, Deolijhar Siddheswar was renovated, Established Kadamba Press for publication and many more. He has divided the state into 4 Praganasand two subdivisions namely Athamallick Sadar and Kishorenagar.

Though he has married to four Ranis but was issueless. The name of the Ranis were:

  1. Prioncess of Keonjhar i.e., daughter of Gopinath Narayan Bhanjadeo.
  2. Rani Sumanta Manjari, daughter of Lalsaheb of Mayurbhanj Harish Chandra Bhanjadeo .
  3. Rani Khirod Kumari Devi, Daughter of Rajaof Tikali now in AP.
  4. Rani Umnani Devi, daughter of raja of Maheshpur Raj family.

Rani Simanta Manjari and Rani Khirod kumara have adoptive issues. They enjoy the share on the Royal property legally.

Raja Kishore Chandra Deowas the last Ruling king of Athamallick and signed the merger agreement with Indian Union. He has been elected to the Odisha legislative Assembly in 1954 and he died suddenly on 22th june 1958. After his death his brother Surajmani Deo Samant ascended the throne to keep the tradition but did not moved to the Original king’s palace. As Kishore Chandra has constructed a new palace for his brother he lived there after his marriage. Now the King’s palace is in a deteriorated condition and needs attention of the public and administration for its renovation to protect the witness of Athamalick state from destruction. The part of the Queen’s palace dedicated to Rani Sumanta Manjari Devi is being maintained by Rani Manojamanjari devi adopted daughter of her but needs immediate attention.

Surajmani Deo Samanthas married to Rani Radhamanjari Devi of Sanakhemundi and had two sons and two daughters. Pradip Chandra Deo Samant has ascended the ornamental throne as the 6thraja of this line and 44thheir of the Kadamba Dynasty. He is the Ex officio life member of the Rajkumar College, Raipur and a gentleman. His daughter has married to raja Saheb Baramba and Son Paresh kumar Deo is the 45thheir of this dynasty.




  • Panchadhara Antarale by Sanatan Mallick, 19196
  • The feudatory states ofOdisha, by LEB Cobdain Ramsay
  • Abstracts from Discussion with PC Deo Samanta, raja Saheb Athamallick























Dynasty:Bhoi Vamsha


Area:1463sq miles

State status:1894 Sanand

No. of Salute:



Longitude:20 degree 30 and 21degree 1 inch North and

Latitude:85degree 15’ and 86 degree 5’

State Boundary:North by PalLahara & Keonjhar feudatory and Sukinda Zamindari in the Cuttack District, West by Angul district ans states of Hindol and Talcher. South by Baramba, Tigiria and Athagarh and by Balarampur, Madhupur, Darpani, Kalkala and Dalijor Zamindaris in the Cuttack District on the East.

Present Status:Head quarter of Dhenkanal District

Distancefrom Bhubaneswar: 90 Km ( approx)


Census (1901)

Population:273662, Density 187 per sq. miles

Total(Hindu):265750; male: 131465, Female: 134285

Total (Mohammedans):749; Male 431, female 318

Christian: 18

Total ( Others):7132; male 3496, female 3636

No of literates: 9392; 3.43% of the total population

No of Govt  Schools(1907-08):19; lower pmy: 233, 1 Girls,, 1 Up school, 1 high school

Students:20755, (444 girl pupil)

Total pvt schools: 27 elementary pvt schools



Present Raja

Raja Kamakshya Prasad Singhdeo Mahendra Bahadur is the 18thdesignated King of Dhenkanal royal family. He is a very learned person and served Indian Army. He was awarded Ati Visisth Seva Medal ( ASVM) for his distinguished work in the Army. He has served as cabinet minister in the Union Govt and also positioned in different important posts in Govt and Public life. He is a Congress Leader and also positioned as the PCC Chief in the state of Odisha.

Born on 6thAugust 1941 KP singdeo has completed graduation in Geology. Elected 1sttime to Rajya Sabha in 1972 and to the 7th, 8th, 10th, 11thand 13thLoksabha.

He has Commissioned in the Territorial Army in the Regiment of artillery and fought in 1971 Indo-Pak war Operation Cactus); qualified as 1st paratrooper of the Territorial Army in 1986, commanded the Territorial Army contingent in the  Republic Day Parade, 1976; qualified instructor in Army School of Mechanical Transport, 1976 and Infantry School, Mhow 1976; qualified as the 1st Asian as International Umpire in Rowing 1981; conducted 9th Asian Games as umpire in 1982, World Championship in 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1989; Asian Games 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994; Olympic Games 1984, 1988; Chef De Mission, India Contingent to Olympics 1988; married 6th May 1962, Rani Savitri Devi (Krishna Devi), daughter of HH Maharaja Pratap Kesari Deo of Kalahandi, and his wife, HH Maharani Kasturika Mohini Devi, and has issue, two sons and three daughters.



Origin and folklore


History of Dhenkanal brings us back to the time of conspiracy in the Gajapati family of Odisha. During this era Odisha has witnessed a new dynasty named the Bhoi Vamsha due to the treacherous activities of the Royal courtiers at Cuttack. After the death of Gajapati Prataprudra dev in 1540, his minister Govinda singh Vidyadhar dethroned two Rajkumars named Kalua Deva and Kakharua Deva and ascended the throne in 1541. But his command could not last for long days. He was superseded by his nephew Raghubhanj Chhotray. Govind Vidyadhar’s son Harisingh Vidyadhar fled to Dhenkanal and settled there to establish a new state. So he is considered as the founder of modern Dhenkanal and the present Royal family.

After his arrival Harisingh Vidyadhar has to fought against Dhenka Savara, the ruler of this area and put him to death. It is said that Dhenka prayed before Harisingh to worship his head at the capital in future. Harisingh also accepted it and from that day a stone is being worshipped at west of the Palace of Dhenkanal named as Denka sabara munda. Now it can be seen near the Rang Mahal of the King’s palace of Dhenkanal State.

Hari sigh is may not be a sovereign king but he is considered as one of the several samantas of the King of Odisha. But he and his successors conquered many places and increased the periphery of Dhenkanal state. The rajas were titled as Bhramarbar rai and Smamanta singha by the Raja of Khurda.

During the pre- British era Raja Trilochan was also considered as a powerful chief under the Raja of Khurda. He received the Mahendra Bahadur title from the Khurda Raja during his ruling period 1756 to 1798.

As Dhenkanal is surrounded by powerful states and zamindaris this land has witnessed many a wars among the chieftains. The local poem Samar Tarang( war waves) describes the story of wars fought on trhe land on Dhenkanal. But Dhenkanal is treated as a powerful land for other chieftains. Some states wanted to keep a good relationship with the king of Dhenkanal by offering several gifts to the king. The king of Hindol has a tradition to offer Muan sweet to the king as a tradition. It is believed that this sweet offering tradition has brought a harmony among these two states. Till now it is also continuing in between these two royal families of Dhenkanal and Hindol.


Relationship with Boudh:

Raja Bhagirathi Mahendra Bahadur was a lengthened ruler and ruled Dhenkanal from 1832 to 1877 as the 14thchief of the state under British rule. He was a profound scholar of high Sanskrit learning. His state is seen to have more concentration on Brahmin Population. A large percentage of Brahmin Population in comparision to other Garhjats is seen at Dhenkanal during Raja Mahendra Bahadur’s rule. He has donated extensive Lakhiraj ( free land) to learned Brahmin family and induced them to settled down in his state. He has introduced British style of education and laid foundation for state building and infrastructure. He established Jails, Courts, hospitals, and schools and created his identity as an popular ruler. So the British administration offered him the title of Maharaja in 1869. He was also a good hunter and killed not less than 352 tiger.

He was heirless. So he adopted the younger son of Pitambar Dev of Boudh Raj family as his legal heir. He died in 1877 and his adoptive son Dinabandhu Mahendra Bahadur ascended the throne. But as per the provision he was not offered the Sanand as he was a minor during that period. But since then a new high cast Kshtriya family was started in Dhenkanal. Present family belongs to this dynasty.  He died in the year 1885 as minor king. But he was married and an issue. And he is succeeded by Raja Surapratap Mahendra Bahadur. Surapratap was also a minor in 1885 so the court of wards was continued till 1906 which was imposed from 1877.

Since Surapratap belongs to the Boudh family with Deva surname which distinguished himself as a higher Kshyatriya caste and started using it with the Dhenkanal title. From him the title of Sing dev is used along with Mahindra Bahadur Title.

Surapratap singdev Mahindra Bahadurmarried in 1902 to Rani Krushna priya devi of Tikayat Nrupraj Deo of Saraikela Royal family. He was invested with full ruling power in 1909. Surapratap was a visionary ruler and introduced new mechanisms in his ruling. To protect the Forest he indtroduced new forest act. He encouraged the good breeding practice of Horse and Bulls. Developed various kinds of arts and industries such as weaving, carpentry, works in finearts filigree, horn and ivory etc. He sent local talent to abroad to learn skillfull technical education. To protect old cows and bulls from butchers he started a sankarashram. Moreover he was a benevolent and public friendly king. Loans in the form of cash and crom were introduced from the state aswell as from the Amars of Rani Sahiba. Important projects for irrigation and agriculture productivity and industrial production were taken up by the state for increasing more employment. This act of the state were praised by the British political agents and the chief was called by the British administration in 1911 to the Delhi Durbar. He was honoured by the british Empire during that gathering.  Surapratap died in the year 1918 after12 years of successful ruling, and left behind six sons, mother and widow wife.  He has six sons and was succeeded by Sankar pratap Singdev Mahendra Bahadur in 1918.

Sankarpratap was a learned king and highly influential among the other royal family members. He was acted as the member of the Chamber of Princess in India. He was agreed to sign the merger agreement in 1947 with Union of India. After independence he was elected to the Odisha legislative Assembly and the Rajyasabha as a member. He married to rani Ratnaprabha devi, daughter of Pratap Aditya Singdev of Saraikela and has two sons. Kamaksya Prasad Singhdev Mahendra Bahadur and Pattayat Matru Prasad Singdev.


World war and Dhenkanal

When the First World War broke out Raja Surapratap dedicated all his resources under the disposal of the British Empire as a token of his loyalty to the British. A war loan of Rs. 1lakh 41 thousand 438 has been tendered to the British Govt. Rs. 2000 has been supported towards buying an Aero plane, Rs. 11500 donated to the Imperial Relief Fund, Rs. 250 & Rs. 500 per month were contributed to Red cross and war purpose respectively, 4,500 towards general expenses, Rs. 12000 for Our day fund and 200 labour force has been sent to Mesopotamia to fight for the British Empire. Beside these contribution the state has also donated one motor Ambulance car to the British army towards war help.


Titles and recognition




Govinda Singh Vidyadhar, Maharaja of Odisha. He is a Rajput from paschim Rajputna came to puri to have a Darshan of Lord Jagannath along with his brother Harisingh singh and Janardan Singh Vidyadhar. Then they served under Gajapati Prataprudra Dev as a Bhoi or Revenue collector. Their dedicated service has impressed the Gajapati and he promoted Givinda Vidyadhar to the rank of Prime minister, Janardan to Financial minister and Harisingh to the position of Senapati or Commander.  After the fall of Prataprudra dev Govinda Vidyadhar assumed the reign and called himself as theGajapati Maharaja of Odisha.

  1. Harisingh Vidyadhar – founder ruler of Dhenkanal
  2. Raja LOKNATH Rai Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 2nd Raja of Dhenkanal 1584/1615 or 1585/1606,
  3. Raja BALBHADRA Rai Singh Bhramarbar Rai,
  4. Raja NILAKANTH Rai Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 4th Raja of Dhenkanal
  5. Raja NRUSINGH Rai Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 5th Raja of Dhenkanal 1682/1708
  6. Raja KUNJA BEHARI Rai Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 6th Raja of Dhenkanal 1708/1728 or 1694/1720
  7. Raja BRAJA BEHARI Bhramarbar, 7th Raja of Dhenkanal 1728/1741 or 1720/1744
  8. Raja DAMODAR Rai Singh Bhramarbar Rai, 8th Raja of Dhenkanal 1741/1743 or 1744/1746
  9. Raja TRILOCHAN SINGH Mahendra Bahadur, 9th Raja of Dhenkanal 1743/1785 or 1756/1798
  10. Raja DAYANIDHI Mahendra Bahadur, 10th Raja of Dhenkanal 1785/1796 or 1788/1798,
  11. Raja RAM CHANDRA Mahendra Bahadur, 11th Raja of Dhenkanal 1796/1807 or 1798/1812
  12. Raja KRISHNA CHANDRA Mahendra Bahadur, 12th Raja of Dhenkanal 1807/1822 or 1812/1822
  13. Raja SHYAM CHANDRA Mahendra Bahadur [or Shyam Sundar], 13th Raja of Dhenkanal 1822/1832

COURT OF WARDS 1832/1844

  1. Maharaja BHAGIRATH Mahendra Bahadur, 14th Raja of Dhenkanal 1832/1877,

COURT OF WARDS 1877/1885

  1. Raja DINABANDHU Mahendra Bahadur, Raja of Dhenkanal 1877/1885, younger son of Raja Pitamber Deo of Baudh; married a Princess of Bonai, and had issue. He died 1885.

COURT OF WARDS 1885/1906

  1. Raja SHURA PRATAP SINGH Dev Mahendra Bahadur, Raja of Dhenkanal 1885/1918,
  2. Raja SHANKAR PRATAP SINGH Dev Mahendra Bahadur, Raja of Dhenkanal 1918/1965,
  3. Raja Kamakshya Prasad Singh Deo Mahendra Bahadur


Places to visit

Palace of Dhenkanal

Baldevjew Temple founded by 2ndRaja Lokanath Raisingh

Kapilas temple founded by Gajapati Prataprudra dev



1. Loyal rulers and the Leaders of the East; A record of their services in the Great War. Edited by the Earl of Carnwath,-1922

2. Bengal and Asam Behar and Odisha; compiled by Somerset Playne, 1917

3. Feudatory states of Odisha by Cobdain ramsay, 1909















Sukinda Estate


Dynasty:Surya Vamsha

Emblem:lion, gun

Area:1463sq miles

Status:Estate till 1952

No. of Salute:



Longitude & latitude:20.9667° N, 85.9167° E

Present Status:Block HQ

Distancefrom Bhubaneswar: 109 Km ( approx)


Census (1901)


No of literates:  NA

No of Govt Schools(1907-08):NA


Total pvt schools: NA

No of temples: 17



Present Raja

Raja Bhudev bhupati Harichandan Mahapatra is the 47th celebrated King of this Sukinda Estate. During the ruling of his father PitamberBhupati Birabar Harichandan Mahapatra Sukinda Estate was abolished and the entire administration was amalgamated with the state of Odisha in 1952 as per the provision of estate abolition act. Bhudev Bhupati is a post graduate from Ravenshaw college cuttack and has ascended the Gaadi in 1980 at an age of 32 years. His date of Birth is 2nd feb 1948. He has 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Though he was reluctant in getting the ceremonial gaadi at the death of his father and wanted to participate in the funeral, observe the mourning, but he was debarred from it and forcibly investitured as the heir of this dynasty as a tradition in the month of December 1980. He has married to Rani Smruti Manjari Devi od Pallahara royal family and has 2 issues: 1 son and 1 daughter. His son Anil kumar Singhdeo now working at as iron ore mines managed by Tata steel and daughter Padmashree manjari devi married to Kendrapara Zamindar family.

Raja Bhudev vhupati with his family is staying at the traditional Royal palace of Sukinda estate.



Origin and folklore:

We found an interesting story behind the establishment of the present palace of Sukinda Garh as folklore. This story encourages superstitions of slaughtering two people for identifying such a beautiful brave land of Sukinda.

One day two cow keepers witnessed a very rare occasion at this place where the present palace is standing upon. They saw an eagle is being chased by a dove and at last Eagle died. Aspiring for reward of gold coins these thwo brothers named Suka and Indu met the 40th King of Sukinda Srikara Bhupati who was ruling from Patabali Garh. The King was very much impressed by the narration and wanted to see the incident again. One day he came to the place and fortunately saw the same incident occurring again. Then the king invited the two brothers to the place discovered by them and cut their heads from the body as a reward. It is believed that, the king might have slaughtered those two brothers to prevent spreading of the information of this brave land.   Then he decided to shift the capital from Patabali to this place. Order of building the new palace was passed; but the King was no more to implement the same.

As a tradition, building of new palace was stopped by his next heir. Nandakishore Bhupati the grandson of Srikar and  43rd ruling chief of this Estate laid the foundation stone of building up of the new palace at Sukinda Garh. Influenced by the British officers the king directed to build a huge palace with contemporary architecture. So a two storied building with nearly 99 rooms was set up at Sukinda to uplift the status of the king at the British Court.




This is a very old state and brings us back to the 8th century to explain its existence. Some predict that the foundation of this state was laid by a member of Bhoj dynasty named Yogendra Bhupati in 756 or 762 AD at Narahariprasad Garh. WW Dalziel in 1934 on his final report on the revision settlement of Orissa( 1922 -1932 AD), published by Superintendent Press, Patna sites the origin of Sukinda. He stated that before the establishment of Bhoja dynasty in the 8th century AD the region was occupied by tribal chieftains. Till 1932 the Khsatriya ruling has passed nearly 1168 years at Sukinda.

Yogendra Occupied Narahari prasad Garh as a Dowry on marrying Rani Chitrakala, daughter of the then Sabar tribe chief Krishna Chandra Dhir.

The chiefs of this land has always accepted the dominance of the King of Odisha from time to time. Even they have worshipped Lord Jagannath from the beginning. Some also believe that this ruling dynasty is a result of dispersion in the royal dynasties of Odisha.

In the year 1804 the British East India company issued an Agreement ( SANAND) to the Raja Dhrubajee or Dhananjay Bhuban Harichandan Mapapatra as the subordinate ruler of this area. On the other hand the ruler has to pay an tribute of  5500 Kahana kaudi or Rs. 1364 and 6 Annas. But this was not granted as a princely state but an estate or Killa like Aul, kujanga and Kanika etc. The Ruler is designated as the Zamindar of this estate. Till 1874 Police administration was with the hereditary ruler but after this year this was taken over by the British administration on the issuance of a fresh Sanand.

The estate fall in the rule of Courtof wards after the death of Raja Nandakishore Bhupati harichanda Mahapatra in 1873. The British administration took the administration under control as the Raja have no male issue to take over the administration and the adopted son was a minor. Till the adopted son from the Panchkote Raj family named raja  Nityananda Bhupati harichandan Mahapatra attend the age of Major the administration was ruled by the English men directly. In the year 1883 Nityananda was given the Sanand to rule over Sukinda estate.

The 40th King Srikara Bhupati Harichandan Mahapatra shifted the capital to present Sukinda Garh. He ruled here for 50 years and 5 months. But the present Palace was built by 45th King Krutibas Bhupati Mahapatra and he ruled here for 48 years since 1895. He was popularly known as the Budharaja in Sukinda Estate. his Rani Padmabati a strong devotee of Lord Jagannath established a new temple in the name of Lord Jagannath in 1835. and also constructed Gundicha temple for the celebration of Car festival. Before this new temple, the lord was worshipped at a old temple constructed by Dhanurjay Bhupati.

Krutibas Bhupati and his wife Rani Padmavati established Raghunath jew and Gobindajew and Kajaldev Mahadev temple at Sukinda. he has 3 sons and 5 daughters.  Yubraj Jagannath Singdeo at first married to the princess of Damapara but was issue less. so he married again to the princess of Dharakote Rani Satyabhama. From her womb  2 sons and 2 daughters were born and from among them Pitambar was ther elder and ascended the Gaadi in 1943 after the death of his grandfather Krutibas.

Raja Dhanurjay has also constructed a small temple inside the compound wall of Lord Jagannath at Puri in the name of Lord Gopinath.  Now this temple at the western Gate of Lord Jagannath temple is popularly known as Sukinda temple is remembered as a token of relationship between the Gajapati kings of Puri and the rulers of Sukinda.

The title of Harichandan Mahapatra is offered by the Gajapati king of Puri named Raja Birkishore Dev to the 40th king Srikar Bhupati harichandan Mahapatra. Before him the Rajas of Sukinda were titled as Bhupati means the ruler of the land. The Estate was abolished on 27 November 1952 according to the Estate abolition act.

43rd Raja Nandakishore Bhupati Birabara harichandan Mahapatra established Nandakishore Jew idolat Gundichabadi and his wife rani Kamalapata Mahadei allotted 40 acre agriculture land in favor of Nandakishore for his daily rituals.

The 46th heir Raja Pitamber Bhupati Harichandan Mahapatra is considered as the modern architect of Sukinda. he was invested with ruling power in 1943 and is considered as the last ruler of this Estate. In 1948 after India’s independent he established a High school at the capital in the name of his father Jagannath Bhupati as Jagannath High school. One dispensary was opened in 1915 during the rule of Raja Krutibas.

The total Area of this Killa was 337.55 Square miles. Out of this area only 18.16% of the land were considered as agriculture land in the year 1932.  The total cultivable land was 21620.55 acre and non cultivable was 150744.66 acres. According to 1901 census the population of Sukinda Estate was 33554.


Titles and recognition

The title of Harichandan Mahapatra is offered by the Gajapati king of Puri named Raja Birkishore Dev to the 40th king Srikar Bhupati harichandan Mahapatra. Before him the Rajas of Sukinda were titled as Bhupati means the ruler of the land.



Sl No                         Name of the King                                 Years      months & days

  1. Jogendra Bhupati45            8               15

2               Gadadhar Bhupati                                               50            3               8

3               Krushnachandra Bhupati                                22            7               24

4               Narasingha Bhupati                                            25            4               0

5               Chhakadi Bhupati                                                 4               6               15

6               Kamallochan Bhupati                                        42            5               12

7               Gopinath Bhupati                                                 40            3               2

8               Trilochan Bhupati                                                 33            2               0

9               Ratnakar Bhupati                                                 22            8               10

10            Arjuna Bhupati                                                       50            3               2

11            Saiba Bhupati                                                          2               4               12

12            Keshabananda Bhupati                                                     8               5               2

13            Chintamani Bhupati                                           75            0               22

14            Gokulananda Bhupati                                       60            3               0

15            Mohan Bhupati                                                                        18            7               20

16            Narotam Bhupati                                                  5               9               0

17            Chanota sekhar Bhupati                                                    22            2               3

18            Gajendra Bhupati                                                 8               0               24

19            Raghunath Bhupati                                             16            7               10

20            Madan Bhupati                                                                        30            5               10

21            Sadananda Bhupati                                            9               6               0

22            Gogardhan Bhupati                                             5               9               25

23            Adhar Bhupati                                                         20            3               0

24            Satrughna Bhupati                                               18            10            0

25            Janardan Bhupati                                                 3               11            0

26            Ramachandra Bhupati                                      32            8               23

27            Narahari Bhupati                                                  22            8               8

28            Balabhadra Bhupati                                           16            10            0

29            Sanyas Bhupati                                                                        8               3               0

30            Brajabandhu Bhupati                                        26            0               17

31            Shabudhar Bhupati                                             12            7               1

32            Sibanath Bhupati                                                  0               0               7

33            Gauranga Bhupati                                                35            3               10

34            Dayanidhi Bhupati                                               14            10            0

35            Kunjabihari Bhupati                                           20            11            0

36            Gobinda Bhupati                                                   15            3               2

37            Damodar Bhupati                                                 52            2               10

38            Dhananjay Bhupati                                             20            4               10

39            Mrutyunjoy Bhupati                                            40            8               10

40            Srikar Bhupati Harichandan Mahapatra                50            5               25

41            Dhrubojay ”                                                               52            10            27

42            Upendra ”                                                                   31            7               24

43            Nandakishore                                                         19            2               1

Court of wards                                                         10            0               0

44            Nityananda                                                               12            0               0

45            Krutibas BhupatiHarichandan                    48 (1895-1943)

Jagannath Singhdeo                                           0               0               0

46            Pitambar Bhupati                                                 9              



information from the Royal family was availed with a courtesy discussion with Raja Bhudeb Bhupati Harichandan Mahapatra.

The document prepared by Raicharan Das named: “Killa Sukindara Aitihya”.




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