What is maharaja?

  • (noun): A great raja; a Hindu prince or king in India ranking above a raja.
    Synonyms: maharajah


Mahārāja (Sanskrit: महाराज, also spelled maharajah) is a Sanskrit title for a "great king" or "high king". The female equivalent title Maharani (or Maharanee, Mahārājñī) denotes either the wife of a Maharaja or, in states where that was customary, a woman ruling in her own right. The widow of a Maharaja is known as a Rajmata. The term Maharaj denotes separate noble and religious offices, although the fact that in Hindi the suffix 'a' in Maharaja is silent makes the two titles near homophones.

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Lakshmeshwar Singh - Other Information
... This Palace was donated by his nephew Maharaja Kameshwar Singh to the Government for establishment of a University to promote the Sanskrit language ... This palace is now the head office of Maharaja Kameshwar Singh Sanskrit University, but however, the botanical and zoological garden surrounding it have vanished ... of the Jubilee of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty the late Maharaja Bahadur was created a Knight Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire ...
Shahoji II
... (4 April 1910 – 9 May 1983) of the Bhonsle dynasty, was Maharaja of Dewas State (senior) from 1937–1947 and Maharaja of Kolhapur from 1947-1983 ... He was the first Maharaja of Kolhapur from the Puar dynasty ...
Maharaja - Compound Titles - Indonesia - Aceh
... Maharaja was also part of the titles of the nobility in the Sumatran sultanate of Aceh ... In the past the title of Maharaja is given to leader of the unreigning noble family and the Prime Minister Maharaja Mangkubumi ... The last Prime Minister of Aceh who was installed to be the Maharaja Mangkubumi, Habib Abdurrahman el Zahir, also acted as the foreign affairs minister of Aceh but was deposed and exiled ...