1) The Chitpavan Brahmin or Konkanastha Brahmin (i.e., "Brahmins native to the Konkan") is a Hindu Maharashtrian Brahmin community inhabiting Konkan, the coastal region of the state of Maharashtra, coastal region and north region of Karnataka in India
2)The community came into prominence during the 18th century when the heirs of Peshwa from the Bhat family of Balaji Vishwanath became the de facto rulers of the Maratha empire.
3)Under the British Raj, they were the one of the Hindu communities in Maharashtra to flock to western education and they provided the bulk of social reformers, educationalists and nationalists of the late 19th century.Until the 18th century,
4)the Chitpavans were held in low esteem by the Deshastha, the older established Brahmin community of Maharashtra region.Some of the prominent figures in the Hindu reform movements of the 19th and 20th centuries came from the Chitpavan Brahmin community.
5)These included Dhondo Keshav Karve,Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, Vinoba Bhave.
6)The patriarch of the family, Haribhat, was the family priest for another Chitpavan Brahmin family, the Joshi family, who served as the Chiefs of Ichalkaranji. Three of Haribhat's sons served the Peshwas and distinguished themselves during various conquests.
7)They were each rewarded for their efforts with a Jagir, together covering all the land between the Tungabhadra and Krishna Rivers. Although significantly reduced in size, their Jagirs were later to be raised to the status of Princely state under the British Raj
8) and the Rajas of Jamkhandi, Kurundwad, Miraj and Sangli were all lineal descendants of these Patwardhan brothers.
After the Treaty of Salbai aligned the Marathi with the British, the three Patwardhan chiefs lent their armies in the British campaign against Tipu Sultan.
9)They gained a reputation of heroism and successfully beats the tipu Sultan in battle. Their contributions became highly valued by the British, and in 1804 Arthur Wellesley called the Patwardhans
10) the most ancient friends that the British Government have in the Maratha Empire" and "the most respectable of all the Peshwa's subjects properly so called"The rulers of the Patwardhan dynasty used the title of Raja, and were of the same clan that ruled nearby Jamkhandi.
11) Branches:-

A) Kurundvad Senior: This branch was established in 1733 by Trimbakrao I of Kurundvad. This state became a British protectorate on 5 May 1819, and gained seniority when a junior branch split on 5 April 1854, forming the Kurundvad Junior State.
B) Kurundvad Senior: also spelt as 'Kurundwad', was one of two Maratha princely states during the British Raj: 'Kurundvad Junior' and Kurundvad senior.
13) C) Miraj Senior:This branch was established in 1750 by Govindrao I of Miraj. This branch gained seniority when a junior branch split in 1820, It was the former capital of the pre-British State of Sangli.
14) In 1820, the state was divided between a Senior and Junior branch. The territory of both branches was widely scattered among other native states and British districts.
15) Raja Govind Rao Patwardhan 1st Ruler of Miraj,began as cavalry commander,distinguished himself in several expeditions against Nizam of Hybd. and Hyder Ali of Mysore established the Maratha ascendancy in south India and pushed the Maratha conquests to the frontier of Mysore
16)Miraj Senior acceded to the Dominion of India on 8 March 1948 and is currently a part of Maharashtra state. Miraj is also famous for its musicians, and doctors.
17) In the mid-nineties it had municipal corporation in combination with Sangli and thus lost the edge it had over the neighboring twin city of Sangli for two centuries.
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The rulers of Miraj state belonged to the Patwardhan dynasty and bore the title 'Rao'.
19)Sangli State: This branch was established in 1782 by Chintamanrao I of Sangli. This state also became a British protectorate on 5 May 1819. This state later became a Salute state, with a hereditary salute of 11 guns.
Captain H.H. Meherban Shrimant Raja
20)Royal Family of VijaysinghRaje, A 1934 stamped paper from Sangli State.

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21)Tasgaon State:This branch was established in 1808 and was lapsed under Lord Dalhousie's Doctrine of Lapse in 1848.
22)Jamkhandi State: This branch was established in 1811 by Gopalrao Ramchandrarao of Jamkhandi.
Its capital was at Jamakhandi.

It was admin. as part of Deccan States Agency of the Bombay Presidency and was one of the former states of the South Maratha Country.

23)Miraj Junior: was one of two Maratha princely states during the British Raj: 'Miraj Senior' and Miraj Junior. The 2 states separated in 1820. It was under the south division of the Bombay Presidency, forming part of the southern Mahratta Jagirs, and later Deccan States Agency
24)Kurundvad Junior: also spelt as 'Kurundwad', was of two Maratha princely states during the British Raj: 'Kurundvad Senior' and Kurundvad Junior. The two states separated in 1854 and less than a century later, on 8 March 1948, both states acceded to the Indian Union.

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