Digitised Legal Documents from the Indo-Persian World

Copy of an order of Shri Huzur to Agarwala Gopinath to send salt to the deity Shri Govinddevji

The Marwar royal court (Shri Huzur) orders Agarwala Gopinath to offer salt to the deity Govinddevji, in accordance with a prior order.1

Functional document type: Orders, Administrative Records

Formal document type: Sanad, Bahi

Themes: Grants, Natural Resources

Samvat-shravanadi calendar: 8 Magh sudi 1836
Gregorian calendar: 29 January 1780

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[Page 268a]

clerical notes (top): Rajasthani

दरीबै सांभर नांवां रा इजरदारां ऊपर

Markets of Sambhar, in the names of the ijaradars2

[Page 268b]

main text: Rajasthani

1मी। माहा सुद ८ रववार स॥ १८३६

2[सांभर] अगरवाला गोपीनाथ रै नांवै। तथा
3ठाकुर जी श्री गोविंद देव जी सवाई जैपुर विराजै जिंण रै सलूणी
4रो लूंण मंण ७५०) अखरे साढी सात सो पधरावंण
5रो हुकम हुवो है सु वरसावरस पधरायां कीजो श्री
6हजूर रो हुकम छै। दु॥ पं॥ परसादी रांम आ[डी]-
7[ओ]ल सनद री नकल दफतर मैं ऊतराय पाछी सूंप देजो

1Date Magh sudi 8 Sunday Samvat [year] 1836

2[To] [Sambhar] in the name of Agarwala Gopinath. Since
3Thakur Ji Shri Govinddevji,3 installed in Sawai Jaipur, to whom an offering of
4750 mans, in words seven and a half hundred, of the [salt lake's] salt
5has been ordered, so year after year make the offering. This
6is the order of Shri Huzur. Authorized by Pandit Parsadi Ram
7[Margin]: After copying the sanad in the daftar, hand it over [i.e., to Gopinath].


1. Although the image of this register entry is not available on this website and is unpublished, an image, transcription and translation of the corresponding original issued document is published in Horstmann, p. 307. [BACK]

2. This clerical heading categorises the entries on each folio. [BACK]

3. The honourifics and name of the deity is elevated in the space between lines 1 and 2. [BACK]

a leaseholder of revenue rights or land

light half of the lunar month (when the moon is waxing)

a merchant subcaste

an honorific title, often referring to a Rajput landlord or chief (also used to honour Hindu deities in Rajasthan)

an honorific added to a name or title to show respect

a Hindu deity

a measure of weight (The size of the measure varied by region and period; in the documents here it was likely equal to 25–35 pounds. Also called a maund.)

honoured lord (used to refer to a ruler and to his court or establishment)

a scholar or learned person, usually a man of Brahman caste

generically, a document

register (particularly in the compound "daftar-khana," also refers to a record-keeping office and repository)


Issuer: Pandit Parsadi Ram
Recipient: Gopinath




Rajasthan State Archives, Bikaner, Jodhpur Sanad Parvana Bahi no. 23 f. 268b
Archival Collection: Jodhpur Bahi collection

Transcribed from manuscript image.

Edited by Elizabeth Thelen

Encoding support and website development by Lizzy Williamson, Eva Bodenschatz, Richard Holding, Julia Hopkin and Gary Stringer

See also: Horstmann, In Favour of Govinddevji