Gaekwad dynasty

Baroda state in 1909
Laxmi Vilas Palace of the Gaekwad dynasty.
A print of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaikwad
Sayajirao with Richard Temple, the Governor of Bombay and other members of the court. Circa 1880
Pilaji Rao, the founder of the dynasty

The Gaekwads of Baroda (also spelled as Gaikwads, Guicowars, Gaekwars) (IAST: Gāyakavāḍa) are a Hindu dynasty of the former Maratha Empire and its subsequent Princely States.

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Shahu I

Shahu Bhosale I (Pronunciation: [ʃaːɦuː];c.

Shahu Bhosale I (Pronunciation: [ʃaːɦuː];c.

After his death, his ministers and generals such as the Peshwas, Bhonsle of Nagpur, Gaikwad, Shinde and Holkar, carved out their own fieldoms and turned the empiure into a confedercacy.

Sayajirao III Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda, 1919

Sayajirao Gaekwad III

The Maharaja of Baroda State from 1875 to 1939, and is remembered for reforming much of his state during his rule.

The Maharaja of Baroda State from 1875 to 1939, and is remembered for reforming much of his state during his rule.

Sayajirao III Gaekwad, Maharaja of Baroda, 1919
Group portrait with sister Tara Bai and adoptive mother Jamna Bai (Circa 1880)
Maharani Chimnabai by Raja Ravi Varma
H H Gaekwar of Baroda in 1889
Maharaja Sayaji Rao, portrait by Raja Ravi Varma.
Sayajirao with Sir Richard Temple, the Governor of Bombay and other members of the court. c. 1880
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.

Insignia of a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India (GCSI)

Order of the Star of India

Order of chivalry founded by Queen Victoria in 1861.

Order of chivalry founded by Queen Victoria in 1861.

Insignia of a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India (GCSI)
The flag of the Viceroy of India displayed the Star of the Order beneath the Tudor Crown.
George V investing an Indian Prince with The Star of India, 14th December, 1911 by William Barnes Wollen
Investiture of the Star of India, Delhi (detail), by George Jacomb-Hood. King George V is depicted awarding the GCSI to Ganga Singh, Maharaja of Bikaner, at the 1911 Delhi Durbar
Mantle of the Order
Representation of the star of the order on the mantle
Star and Collar of a Knight Grand Commander of the Order
thumb|Victor Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin, Viceroy of India, in the robes of the Order of the Star of India
Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Maharaja of Baroda, wearing the sash and star of a GCSI, as well as the star of a GCIE, 1919
Ashutosh Mukherjee, the "Tiger of Bengal"
Charles Hardinge, Viceroy of India, in the robes of the Order
The Maharaja of Cochin wearing the mantle of the Order for the occasion of King Edward VII's Delhi Durbar of 1903

Some states were of such importance that their rulers were almost always appointed Knights Grand Commanders; such rulers included the Nizam of Hyderabad, the Maharaja of Mysore, the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, the Maharaja of Baroda, the Maharajas of Gwalior, the Nawab of Bhopal, the Maharaja of Indore, the Maharajas of Singrauli, the Maharana of Udaipur, the Maharaja of Travancore, the Maharaja of Jodhpur and the Maharao of Cutch.

Chamarajendra Wadiyar X, the Maharaja of Mysore (1885)

Maharaja

Sanskrit title for a "great ruler", "great king" or "high king".

Sanskrit title for a "great ruler", "great king" or "high king".

Chamarajendra Wadiyar X, the Maharaja of Mysore (1885)
Durbar of Pudukkottai Maharaja with British officials.
Maharaja Jaswant Singh II of Marwar, c. 1880. Attributed to Narsingh. The Brooklyn Museum.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale. The Maratha king preferred the title of Chhatrapati as against Maharaja and was the founder and sovereign of the Maratha Empire of India
Sri Panch Bada Mahārājādhirāja Prithvi Narayan Shah Dev of Nepal.
His Highness Maharajadhiraj Mirza Maharao Shri Sir Khengarji III Sawai Bahadur, Rao of Kutch, GCIE, KIH
Maharaja Sir Pratap Singh of Jammu and Kashmir
Shree Panch Mahārājādhirāja Rana Bahadur Shah Bahadur Shamsher Jang Devanam Sada Samaravijayinam, Sovereign King of Nepal
Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, King of Thailand (2016–)
Maharaja Bhagvat-Singh of Gondal.
The Maratha Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj of Kolhapur.
The Maratha Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda.
Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore
Maharaja Nripendra Narayan of Cooch Behar.
Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire.
Maharaja Vikram Dev III of Jeypore Samasthanam Estate, Kalinga.
thumb|Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore

Certain Hindu dynasties even came to use a unique style, including a term which as such is not of princely rank, e.g. Maharaja Gaikwar of Baroda, Maharaja Scindia of Gwalior, Maharaja Holkar of Indore, three of the very highest ranking ruling Maratha houses.