Pre-Chhatrasal : Bundela Dynasty

1040 AD
Pancham - Gahirvanshiy Kshtriya

Bundela dynesty begins with Raja Pancham, son of Kashi's Gaharvaar Raja VeerBhadra.  Pancham was a staunch devotee of Vindhyvasini devi. He first identified himself with title 'Vindhyela' to honor his faith. 'Vindhyela' later evolved to 'Bundela.'

1071 AD
Raja Veer - The Father of Independent Bundelkhand

Raja Veer, son of Pancham defeats Sattarkhan at Mahauni Jagammanpur, then conquers Kalpi and Kalinjer. Coroneted in Mahauni Jagammanpur, which remained as capital for 180 years.  Raja Veer is regarded as the father of Independent Bundelkhand. In his memory, anyone who shows valor to protect the Bundelkhand, earns the title of 'Veer' as an honor.

1251 AD
Gadh Kundar - Second Capital

Raja Veer Paal established Gadh Kundar (48 km east of Jhansi) as the second capital

1501 AD
Orchha - Third Capital

Maharaja Rudrapratap established third capital in Orchha (nine sons, third son was Udayajit. Udayajit's great-grand son's name was Champatrai (Chhatrasal's father)

1531 AD
Maharaja Bharti Chandra
1554 AD
Maharaja Madhukarshah

Maharaja Madhukarshah (Humayun, Akbar period), opposed Akbar's anti-Hindu policies.

1592 AD
Maharaja Ramshah

Pancham - Gahirvanshiy Kshtriya, Bundela dynesty begins with Raja Pancham, son of Kashi's Gaharvaar Raja VeerBhadra.  Pancham was a staunch devotee of Vindhyvasini devi. He first identified himself with title 'Vindhyela' to honor his faith. 'Vindhyela' later evolved to 'Bundela.'

1606 AD
Maharaja Veer Sinh Dev

Maharaja Veer Sinh Dev (Jahangir period).  He had good relationship with Jahangir, and friendship with Champatrai

1627 AD
Maharaja Jujhaarsinh. 

Champatrai supported him. Shahjahan killed him and his son Vikramajit, and ordered their cut heads be sent to Delhi.  But Champatrai fought with Mughals, retrieved their heads and handed over to their family.  Both the widows submitted themselves to the prevalent Sati system and ended their lives.

1636 AD
Maharaja Pruthvisinh

Maharaja Pruthvisinh seated on Orchha Gadi with Champatrai's support.  But Mughals deceived him and was imprisoned.

1637 -1641 AD
Maharaja Champatrai as Orchha King

Continued to fight with Shahjahan to protect Bundelkhand. Relinquished Gadi to Mughal-aligned very ambitious Pahadsinh thinking of better future for the Bundela clan.

1641 AD
Maharaja Pahadsinh

Maharaja Pahadsinh seated with Champatrai's support to end the animosity with the Mughals. Ambitious Pahadsinh showed love for Champatrai only superficially due to Champatrai's very good public image. Aurangzeb's enemy brother Dara was killed with Champatrai's support.  So Aurangzeb had honored him for that, which Pahadsinh didn't like .  So he gas lighted Champatrai's dream of free Bundelkhand and conspired to finish him and his wife Sarandha.   

1663 AD
Maharaja Sujansinh

Maharaja Sujansinh, Pahadsinh's adopted son seated on Orchha Gadi. He repented for the acts of his elders and had sympathy for Champatrai's children. 

1673 AD
Maharaja Indramani

Maharaja Indramani, younger brother of Sujansinh seated on Orchha Gadi. He was anti-Champatrai, but later, upon seeing the power of Chhatrasal, he asked for forgiveness.

1675 AD
Maharaja Jasvantsinh

Maharaja Jasvantsinh, ascetic minded but remained in favor of Mughals.

1683 AD
Maharaja Bhagvantsinh

Maharaja Bhagvantsinh, kept good feelings for Chhatrasal.  However, opposed when Mahamati Prannathji coroneted Chhatrasalji as Maharaja.  He had passed away when Maharaja Chhatrasal went there for Digvijay Yatra (as per Bitak 60/168).

1736 AD - 1947 AD

Orchha remained as separate state, ruled by about twelve different Maharajas, until India's freedom from British rule in 1947.

Chhatrasal Period

1518 AD
Rao Udayjit: Third son of the founder of Orchha capital given the estate of Mau Maheva.
1576 AD
Premchandra ruler of Maheva, son of Udayjit
1605 AD
Bhagvantrai ruler of Maheva, son of Udayjit
1629 AD
Champatrai ruler of Maheva, son of Udayjit. Birth: 1587 AD, Ruled during the time of Orchha ruler Jujhaarsinh, son of Raja Veersinh dev. Champatrai supported him.
1671 AD
Maharaja Chhatrasal ruled Bundelkhand until 1731 AD. Fought & won 252 Wars
1949 - 1661 AD
Early Developmental Period
1661 - 1671 AD
Early Struggle
1671 - 1682 AD
Development Period: Implementation
1682 - 1687 AD
Development Period: Establishment
1671 - 1727 AD
Major Wars
1671 -1696 AD
Wars with Traitor Hindu Rulers
1674 - 1676 AD
Joint Wars With Mughal Power
1671 - 1701 AD
Wars With Mughal Power - Individual Commanders
1704 AD
Direct War With Aurangzeb
1721 - 1727 AD
Post-Aurangzeb Wars With Mughal Power