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Bhor - Indian Princely State

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Presentation about Bhor

Bhor was a former Indian state, one of the Deccan and Kolhapur States in Western Ghats, now part of Maharashtra, Western India; 910 square miles. Its capital, Bhor, lies 25 miles Sooth of Poona (Pune).
Jarig Bakker, 10 November 1998

Princely States of Bombay Presidency, States of Kolhapur-Dekkan Residency,  Present-day Maharashtra
9 Gun Salute
Area: 2, 129 sq. km
Acceded to the Union of India on March 8, 1948, Founded in 1697 by Shri Shankaraji Narayan

Green and orange flag of Bhor

[Bhor] original image by Chrystian Kretowicz, optimized by António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 April 2006

Source: probably Filcher (1984).

A deeply cut swallowtail flag cut into a nearly square outline.  The lower tail is a salmon-orange colour, and is overlapped by the upper tail, a green triangle.

Golden and red flag of Bhor

[Bhor] image by Jorge Candeias and António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 April 2006

As a researcher in this field, I went through many books and I found the Bhor state flag in the official biography of H.H.Raja of Bhor. The flag is rectangular like the Kolhapur flag. and the first half is golden yellow and the lower half is red.
Abhijit Malwade, 6 November 2002

The way I interpret this slightly confusing description, this is a 1:2 flag with triangular cut-out reaching the center divided horizontally golden yellow over red.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 5 April 2006

Coat of arms of Bhor

The symbols of the Principality of Bhor are closely connected with its history and its founder, Shri Shankaraji Narayan, who was a clerk in his youth; [on the coat of arms is] an inkpot with a pen in it; later on he received the title "gaddi" (throne) in the center; next a second one, which made him "Founder of the State": these inscriptions are below :gaddi", after which he said goodbye to worldly affairs to live an austere life, symbolized by the urchin. After this remarkable career, which led to his family occupying the throne, the inscription "Shankarovijayata" was added to the arms; it symbolizes the commemorative duality of the Founder Shankar and the God Shambhu Mahadev. The motto of Shri Shankaraji can be translated as "to be satisfied with what you have" and can be seen equally in Hindi on the coat of arms.  Source: Filcher (1984)
Chrystian Kretowicz, 19 January 2003