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Maharao is a variation on the Indian (mainly Hindu) royal title Maharaja, also meaning 'Great king' in Hindi. It is composed of Maha- 'great' and the royal title Rao, a variation on Raja.


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Salute states (all in present India)

The gun salutes enjoyed by princely states that acceded to the Dominion of India on 14 August 1947, included the following Maharao's:

  • Hereditary salute of 17-guns (19-guns local): H.H. the Maharao of Cutch (=Kachchh =Kutch)
  • Hereditary salute of 17-guns: H.H. the Maharao of Kotah
  • Hereditary salute of 17-guns: H.H. the Maharao of Bundi
  • Non-salute states

    (probably quite incomplete)

  • Sirohi (Rao till 1889)
  • Compound ruler titles

  • Maharao Raja of Bundi
  • Maharao Rana of Alwar till April 1889, since Maharaja
  • References

    Maharao Wikipedia

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