A king or prince in India ranking above a raja, especially the sovereign of one of the former native states.
Used as a title for such a king or prince.
Origin of maharaja
Sanskrit mahārājaḥmahā-greatmeg- in Indo-European roots rājaḥking (variant ofrājākingreg- in Indo-European roots)
There is a modern palace for the maharaja.
In the year after her death in 1890 the maharaja married at Paris, as his second wife, an English lady, Miss Ada Douglas Wetherill, who survived him.
He was created a maharaja bahadur on his succession to the raj in 1898.
The maharaja of Travancore claims descent from Cheraman Perumal, the last Hindu monarch of united Malabar, whose date is variously given from A.D.
Having entered on his missionary labours at Ahmadabad, and afterwards removed to Jetalpur, where he had a meeting with Bishop Heber, he subsequently settled at the village of Wartal, to the north-west of Baroda, and erected a temple to LakshmiNarayana, which, with another at Ahmadabad, forms the two chief centres of the sect, each being presided over by a Maharaja.