Sayajirao III Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda, 1919
Group portrait with sister Tara Bai and adoptive mother Jamna Bai (Circa 1880)
Baroda state in 1909
Maharani Chimnabai by Raja Ravi Varma
Laxmi Vilas Palace of the Gaekwad dynasty.
H H Gaekwar of Baroda in 1889
A print of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaikwad
Maharaja Sayaji Rao, portrait by Raja Ravi Varma.
Sayajirao with Richard Temple, the Governor of Bombay and other members of the court. Circa 1880
Sayajirao with Sir Richard Temple, the Governor of Bombay and other members of the court. c. 1880
Pilaji Rao, the founder of the dynasty
Ajwa Reservoir, with 64 gates
Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Kala Ghoda Statue at Vadodara
Gaekwad in Chicago, United States in 1906.

He belonged to the royal Gaekwad dynasty of the Marathas which ruled parts of present-day Gujarat.

- Sayajirao Gaekwad III

Maharaja Sayaji Rao III, who took the throne in 1875, did much to modernize Baroda, establishing compulsory primary education, a library system and the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

- Gaekwad dynasty
Sayajirao III Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda, 1919

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Baroda State, 1896
Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III (1863–1939), Maharaja of Baroda
Baroda State. Standard of the Maharaja (1874–1936)
Silver rupee of Sayaji Rao II of Baroda (ruled 1819–47), naming the Mughal emperor Muhammad Akbar II, dated AH 1238 (= 1822–23 CE). The prominent Nagari letter sa stands for Sayaji Rao and we also see a curved sword, one of the dynastic symbols of the Gaekwads and seen also on the Baroda state flag.
Silver rupee of Sayaji Rao III of Baroda (ruled 1875–1939), showing his portrait. This coin is dated 1955 in the Vikrama era (= 1897 CE).
Makarpura Palace, built by Maharaja Khende Rao in 1870.
Laxmi Vilas Palace, Baroda, built by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III in 1890
Koli population in Baroda State in 1931
Kirti Mandir, the cenotaph of the Gaekwads in Baroda.
Pratap Singh Rao Gaekwad

Baroda State was a state in present-day Gujarat, ruled by the Gaekwad dynasty of the Maratha Confederacy from its formation in 1721 until its accession to the newly formed Dominion of India in 1949.

On 16 June 1875, he ascended the throne as Sayajirao Gaekwad III, but being a minor, reigned under a Council of Regency until he came of age and was invested with full ruling powers on 28 December 1881.