The Royal House of Jammu and Kashmir (also known as Dogra dynasty) were a Hindu Rajput dynasty which trace their roots to the Ikshvaku dynasty of Northern India. The rulers of the dynasty were Dogra Rajputs.
The Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir was the ruler of the erstwhile Indian princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. The first ruler was Gulab Singh, who became Raja of Jammu and Kashmir through a grant from the Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and subsequently accepted the throne of Kashmir. The region of Jammu and Kashmir was ruled by Raja Gulab Singh but was in total control of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Raja Gulab Singh was allowed to collect tax and look after the management of the region with special orders from Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The region of Jammu and Kashmir became an integral part of Sikh Empire, ranging from Afghanistan to Punjab to Kashmir. The coins in circulation, that time can be found with Sikh motifs and Khalsa emblem.
Last ruling Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir was Hari Singh, his son Dr. Karan Singh is the present titular Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir.
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