|VILLAGES: 360 (1567)
||REVENUE: xx Rs
||DYNASTY: Rathore (Mertia clan)
HEAD OF THE HOUSE: Thakurs of Rian, Ghanerao, Jawlo and Badnore are the claimants, but none is considered as the head of Mertia Dynasty.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The principality of Merta was founded by Rao Bar and Rao Duda, the sons of Rao Jodha of Jodhpur, and his wife, Rani Chauhaniji, a daughter of Raja Kheema Santawat of the Sonigra Chauhan clan of Jalore, jointly established principality of Merta in Baisakh of 1518 BS (1461 AD) by conquering the Merta region from the Khilji Badshah of Mandu. Merta remained an independent State for 143 years having nine rulers, when under Maharaja Soor Singh it became a part of Jodhpur again. In 1790 AD the army of Maharaja Ram Singh of Marwar (supported by many Mertia Chiefs including Rian, Mithri, Irwa, Kuchaman, Borunda, Budsu, etc) fought with the army of his uncle Maharaja Bakhat Singh of Nagaur, on instigation from Kumpawats of Asop and Champawats of Awa and Pokaran, for Marwar throne, and Mertias displayed extreme valour in battlefield; they are considered the bravest of all Rathores and are called 'Swords of Maru'. They are ardent devotees of Lord Vishnu, as against their collateral house of Jodhpur, who worship Shiva.
- Rao BAR, 1st Rao of Merta, son of Rao Jodha, married and had issue, the Barsinghot Rathore clan, dethroned by Sultan of Mandu and remained in exile.
- Rao Seeha, married and had issue. (qv)
- Kunwar Askaran, married and had issue.
- Ram Singh, ancestor of Ramawats of Kushalgarh in Rajasthan.
- Rao SEEHA, 2nd Rao of Merta, married and had issue.
- Kunwar Jaiso
- Bhim Singh (1521)
- Keshavdas, founder of Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh (1548-1607)
INTERREGNUM (Merta confiscated by Badshah of MANDU and the Rulers fled to save their lives.)
- Rao DUDA [Dudaji], 3rd Rao of Merta, (1495-1515), son of Rao Jodha, born 15th June 1440 at Mandaur, an able ruler, well-known warrior and a devout worshiper of Vishnu; he was granted the Watan Jagir (state) of Merta in 1461 AD, but was driven out by force, but he reestablished Merta and also took possession of the prosperous town of Sambhar, driving out the Mewar Maharana's garrison from the place, and soon re-established Merta. He married, 1stly, Rani Raghav Kanwar Sahiba, daughter of Rao Shekha of Amarsar, married 2ndly, (name inknown), and had issue five sons. He became the ancestor of the Mertia Rathore clan. He died 1515 AD.
- Rao Viramdev (qv)
- Rao Ratan Singh, Thakur Sahib of Kurki Thikana comprising of 12 villages, married (as his only wife), died 1508 AD, Thakuranisa Veer Kanwar?, and had issue, one daughter. He fought against Mughal Army of Badshah Babur in battle of Bayane supporting Maharana Sangram Singh on 17 March 1526 AD (BS 1584 Choth Shukla 14) in which he martyred on BS 1584 Miti Chaitrasudi 14. (Kurki Fort)
- Baiji Lal Rajkumari Meera Bai Sahiba [Yuvarani Meera Baisa of Mewar], born in Merta in 1498 AD, brought up at Merta Fort of her uncle Viramdev after her mother died; educated at home in music, religion, warcraft, politics and governance, she married 1516 AD, Yuvraj Bhoj Raj Sangawat, Crown Prince of Mewar, son of Maharana Sanga [Sangram Singh] of Mewar and his wife Rani Karnavati, he died sp. 1521 AD from battle wounds. Legendary poetess, renowned for her beauty and devotion to Lord Krishna, disciple of Sant Raidas, amongst her fans were Mogul Emperor Akbar and his court singer Tansen, she was accused of maligning family honour, and several attempts were made to kill her by in-laws, for which she wrote "O King, I know you gave me poison. But I emerged, just Like gold burned in fire, comes out bright as a dozen suns."; tired of persecution and interference, she left Chittor and went back to Merta for some time, before leaving for holy places including Pushkar, Brindaban and Dwarka; she died (disappeared) 1546 AD at Dwarka. 
- Rao Raimal, Chief Commander of Marwar Army sent by Rao Mangaji, Ruler of Jodhpur, for helping Maharana Sangram Singh of Mewar; he died in that battle; ancestor of the Raimalot Thakurs of Ren, Rayan Dugor, Jalu, Akeli Bee, Ven and Raira Thikanas.
- Thikana Rayan, Dist Nagaur, Rs 14000, Single Tazim.
- Rao Raisal, ancestor of Raisalot Mertia clan, the Thakurs of Bhadana, Bansni, Jilari Thikanas in Marwar; and jagir villages in Hurda in Mewar.
- Rao Panchayan, ancestor of Panchanyots (extinct).
- Rao Viramdev [Viram Deoji], 4th Rao of Merta, (1515-1544), succeeded his father at the age of 38 years; he defeated Mallu Khan and Sarang Khan; participated in battles supporting Maharana Sanga of Mewar against Badshah Muzaffarshah of Gujarat, sultan of Delhi, and also took Ajmer from Subedar of the Sultan of Malwa. Merta (including Ajmer) was captured by forces of Marwar led by Commanders Jaita and Kumpa under instructions of jealous Rao Maldev of Jodhpur in 1931, thereafter, he captured Didwana, which was also captured by Marwari forces, and for one year he took refuge at the place of Rao Raimal Shekhawat of Amarsar, approached Sher Shah Suri, the Afghan Ruler of Delhi, and attacked Jodhpur with Imperial Army and Bikaner Army of Kalyanmal and Rao Maldev fled from Sumel Giri battlefield, Marwar was captured by Shershah on which he said "Mutthi bhar bajre ki khatir, main Dilli ki Sultanat kho baithta" i.e., "For handful of millet, I would have lost the Empire of Delhi"; and Viramdev was reinstated as Ruler of Merta; he married 1stly, Rani Shantide [Shanti Devi?], married 2ndly, Baiji Lal Gorajiya Kanwar [Rani Har Kanwar of Merta], daughter of Maharana Raimal Singh, 7th Maharana of Mewar (1473/1508), and had issue, 10 sons.
- Rao Jaimal (qv) (by Rani Shanti?)
- Thakur Ishardas, ancestor of Ishardasot Thakurs of Bikawas, Sumel and Kharwi.
- Sujan Singh
- Shyam Singh
- Kishan Singh of Mandap, Bawri, etc of Rs 6000 revenue.
- Kunwar Karan
- Thakur Jagmal, ancestor of Jagmalots of Dasana, Masuda, Bhandasar, Chhapri and Fatehgarh in Ajmer.
- Thakur Chanda, ancestor of Chandawats of Balunda, Kudki, Khamore-Mewar.
- Goyanddas Chandawat, ancestor of Goyandasot Thakurs of Nokha, Sainany, Oladan, Gagurda Bassi and Mangliyas. He was granted Deeg village by the Rana of Mewar in BS 1680. He also served as Thanedar at Jodhpur as a representative of the Raja. He died in BS 1683.
- Bhaw Singh [Bhao Singh] of Nokha
- Thakur Bika, 2 sons.
- Ballu of Bapri.
- Bhanidas of Nimbdi.
- Kunwar Prithviraj
- Thakur Pratap Singh, 3 sons.
- Gopaldas, Gopinathots of Ghanerao, Nadano Bado, Falna, Chanod Khaas, Koselav, Barkana.
- Kunwar Sarangde
- Kunwar Maadan
INTERREGNUM (Merta, Ajmer and Didwana confiscated 1531-1537? by Rao Maldev of Jodhpur)
- Rao VIRAMDEV, regained the throne of Merta after defeating Rao Maldev of Jodhpur in the battle of Sumelgiri, after which Maldev had to get his daughter Lalbai, by a Sonigri Rani Ladbai, married to Badshah Sher Shah Suri in January, 1544. He died February 1544 aged 66.
- Rao JAIMAL, 5th Rao of Merta, being the Commander of Mewar when the Mughal Emperor Akbar attacked Chittor Garh, the capital of Mewar, in 1567 AD (1624 BS), he decided to engage in the final annihilating war and died; the rajput women committed Sati. After his death, his 14 sons established 14 Thikanas (principalities) in Mewar and Marwar.
- Rao Govind Das, he established Bhaunta / Bhanwata Thikana of 31 villages in Maroth (Marot), Parbatsar, Nagaur and Merta. (qv)
- Thakurs of Merta, Liliya, Bhanwata, Geri, Jaswantpura and Sarnavada.
- Thakur Sanwal Das, Thakur of Punlota, received village Punlota of 3000 bigha land; he married 1stly, Thakuranisa (name unknown), he married 2ndly, daughter of Thakur Sahib of Bagru Mahal in Jaipur, her brother was an officer of distinction in army of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. He had issue, two sons.
- Thakur of Punlota
- Maharaja Raghunath Singh of Maroth (Gaurati), joined the Imperial Army of Aurangzeb, won various battles, and was granted 140 villages in Maroth, Sambhar and Nawa; he married five princesses and had issue, eight sons, the Raghunathsinghot clan.
- Maharaja Sabal Singh, Raja of Minda
- Thakurs of Narayanpura and Kuni
- Maharaja Bijay Singh I, Raja of Abhaypura (Jiliya)
- Thakur Sher Singh of Loonwa
- Thakur Hatee Singh of Panchota
- Thakur Anand Singh of Pachwa
- Thakur Kishore Singh, received no appanage, his son was granted Kuchaman village.
- Thakurs of Kuchaman, Bhagwanpura, Palara, Meethari, etc.
- Thakur Amar Singh of Deoli.
- Rao Narsinghdas
- Rao Shyamdas
- Rao Dwarkadas, ancestor of Dwarkadasots.
- Rao Vitthaldas, ancestor of Vitthaldasots of Nimbi Khaas, Loonsara.
- Rajkumari Mertaniji married Raja Raisal Shekhawat of Khandela, second son of Rao Suja of Amarsar.
- Rao Madhavdas, ancestor of Madhavdasots of Dobri, Rian, Alniyawas, Maidas, Butati, Chui, Kitalsar, Chandaroon, Gothri, Irwa (Idwa), Bijathal.
- Rao Narayandas, ancestor of Narayandasots of Lambia.
- Rao Sadul, two sons.
- Chaturbhuj (Sadulot Mertiya) (Dholi-Mewar).
- Rao Haridas, two sons.
- Rao Kalyandas, ancestor of Kalyandasots of Kherwa, Raayan, Kaalna.
- Bishandas, ancestor of Bishandasots of Borunda (Bharunda, 5 villages, Rs 5600), Tamroli, Khor, Amarpura, Barno, Chosli.
- Raja Shri Kesho Das Rathore [Keshavdas], granted title of Raja by Mogul Emperor of India; ancestor of Keshavdasots of Manano, Badu, Chitawa, Kekind, Kalwo, Mamroli, Sabalpur, Budsu, Borawad, Barneu, Khojawas.
- Rajkumari (name unknown), married (as his nineteenth wife) 1581, Padshah Akbar, Emperor of India (1556-1605) (Delhi).
- Rajkumari Shri Karamsi Baiji Lall Sahiba [Karamnasi], married 1591 (as his 10th wife), H.M. Al-Sultan al-'Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram, Khushru-i-Giti Panah, Abu'l-Fath Nur ud-din Muhammad Jahangir Padshah [Jannat-Maksani], Emperor of India (1605-1627) (see Delhi).
- Thakur of Borawad in Dist. Nagaur, single Tazim, 4 villages, Rs 13000 rekh, Keshodasot mertia clan.
- Rao Ramdas
- Rao Sutran, ancestor of Surtanots of Badnore-Mewar, Gadhbore, Jawlo, Gulr, Bhkhri (Bokri), Rohini, Lalaano, Jaalro. He had seven sons.
- Jaswant of Rian (by Sisodia Rani)
- Kisan Singh
- Rao Mukunddas, died in battle near Kumbhalgarh, ancestor of Mukundasots of Gadhbore, Badnore, Roopaheli, Dabla, Ganga-kheri, Karwad-Malwa.
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