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Dewas Junior - Indian Princely State

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[Dewas Junior] image by Jarig Bakker

Source: Ziggiotto (1998).

See also:

From Filcher (1984):

Princely States of Central India, States of Malwa Agency, Present-day Madhya Pradesh
15 Gun Salute (both)

Area: Junior-1, 085 sq. km Senior-1, 163 sq. km
Acceded to Indian Union on June 15, 1948 (both) Founded in 1728 (both)
In 1728, the Pschwa Accord divided this district of Central India between brothers, Tukaji and Sivaji Puar. That's was the beginning of later states, Dewas Sr and Dewas Jr.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 13 January 2003

Dewas Jr.: The swallow tail flag of Dewas Jr. was red, the color of "Kshatriya clan" with Hindu god Hanuman carrying mountain in his left hand. Lord Hanuman was the family deity of the ruler.
John McMeekin, 21 December 2010

Dewas Senior

[Dewas Senior] image by Abhijit Malwade

The Dewas Senior flag has a red color background with Hanuman in yellow. (source "History of Pawars of  Dewas" 1952). The Hanuman posted is slightly different in some details but I believe that patterns between same flags are frequently manufactured or embroidered with minor differences.
Jaume Ollé, 19 January 2003

Founded in 1728 by Tukojirao I Kalojirao Pawar.until 1841,both states (Dewas Jr and Dewas Sr) were jointly administered by one minister. Last ruler: H.H. Kshatriya Kulavatana, Sapta Sahasra Senapati Pratinidhi, Shrimant Meherban Maharaja Krishnaji Rao III Vikramsinh Rao alias Aaba Saheb Pawar, Maharaja of Dewas (Senior).(1947-1999) 8th ruler of the state.

Area: 449 Sq. miles.
Population: 83321 (1931)
Acceded to India: 27 June 1948.

Abhijit Malwade, 27 June 2003

Dewas Sr: The rectangular flag of Dewas Sr. was similar to Dewas Jr., with minor difference of Lord Hanuman carrying mountain in his right hand.
John McMeekin, 21 December 2010