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Bikaner- Indian Princely State

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from Filcher (1984):

Princely States of Rajputana - Rajasthan, Rajputana Residency, Present-day Rajasthan
17 Gun Salute
Area: 60, 391
Acceded to the Union of India on April 7, 1949
Founded in 1465 by Rao Bika, a son of Rao Jodha, founder of Jodhpur.
The State of Bikaner has a rectangular flag , horizontally red over saffron, with in the center the arms. At the bottom is a yellow pedestal, on which a shield rests with a white falcon with a grey shadow, and a yellow crown.

Bikaner was a former Indian state, now part of Rajasthan, NW India; 23,181 square miles; desolate tract, part of Thar Desert without a single stream. The northern part is watered by irrigation channels. Founded about 1465 by Rajput chief; adhered loyally to Mogul Empire; waged wars with Jodhpur through 18th century; received British political agent in 1883. Capital, Bikaner, is 140 miles West of Delhi. Title: Maharadjah.
Jarig Bakker, 10 November 1998

Flag with Arms

[Bikaner] image by Chrystian Kretowicz