(Last Updated on : 03-08-2012)
The Princely State of Vadia Virampura, also known as Virampura or Vadia Virampur, was amongst the former native state of India that was appointed as one of the Indian princely states during the early 19th century. The princely state was under the indirect control of the British Empire in India
. The region was extended over a total area of 1 sq mile and comprised of a total population of 135 in the year 1941. The territory of Vadia Virampura was one of the 27 states which formed up the Sankheda Mehvassi, located on the banks of the Narbada (Narmada
) River, in eastern Gujarat. It was incorporated as a part of the erstwhile Rewa Kantha Agency. The region was amongst the most significant units in the Sankheda Mehvassi.
History of Princely State of Vadia Virampura
The Daima Rajputs
were the ruling family of the princely state of Vadia Virampura or Virampur. The ruling family of the state belonged to the Agwan dynasty. The rule of male primogeniture, through which the first born or eldest child of the same parents inherited the entire estate of one or both parents, to the exclusion of all others, was followed in the succession of the throne or gadi of Vadia Virampura state. The native ruler of the princely state held the title of Thakor. The territory was primarily a non jurisdictionary state and the Political Agent, also known as Resident of British India
, supervised the relations of the native ruler and the state with the British administration and other Indian princely states
The Princely State of Virampura paid annual tribute to the princely state of Baroda. According to the Attachment Scheme of 1943, Vadia Virampura state was attached to the princely state of Baroda
Administration of Princely State of Vadia Virampura
The princely state of Vadia Virampura or Virampura consisted of a single block of land that was located in the south central portion of the Sankheda Mehvassi. The princely state was bordered by the princely state of Uchad in the east and south and by the princely state of Baroda in the west. The native state was under the administrative control of the Baroda Agency, which was incorporated as a part of the Western India States Agency
. Later the territory was merged with the state of Gujarat
Accession of Princely State of Vadia Virampura
After the withdrawal of the British government and the Partition of India on 15th August 1947, the erstwhile native state was acceded to the newly independent Union of India
, also known as the Dominion of India. The former princely state of Vadia Virampura later became a part of the state of Gujarat, India.