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by Jarig Bakker
Source: Ziggiotto (1998).
PRINCIPALITY OF JODHPUR - MARWAR
Princely States of Rajputana, Rajputana Residency, Present-day Rajasthan
17 Gun Salute
Area: 93, 424 sq.km
Acceded to the Union of India on April 7, 1949
History: Marwar State was founded about 1210. with its capital of Mandore. The new capital of Jodhpur was founded about 1450 and Marwar was later renamed after the new capital
A grand-child of Jayakandra, Prince of Kanya-Kubja (1173-1194), founded in 1210 the principality of Jodhpur or Marwar. The state flag of Jodhpur-Marwar is the Rajput-"panchranga": a rectangular field with five horizontal equally wide stripes saffron (orange) - white - red - yellow - green, over which is placed a white falcon with pink and grey shades, armed or.
On the Meherangarh-Fort in Jodhpur there are hoisted horizontal panchranga-flags.
The order of colours is as follows: saffron over white over red over yellow over
green (according to your FIAV-Code it is O_W_R_Y_G+) . There is a special
version of the flag, carved into the walls of Meherangarh. It is a square flag
with a falcon superimposed on the white, red and yellow strip. The falcon is
bearing a black trident (=trisula) in his right claw, he is crowned with a
golden sunshade-umbrella (=chhatri) within the saffron strip. And there is a
golden ribbon with an inscripture within the green stripe.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 April 2005
by Jorge Candeias, 20 March 1998
by Sanjay G.