MIRAJ, a native state of India, in the Deccan division of Bombay, forming part of the southern Mahratta Jagirs. Since 1820 it has been subdivided between a senior and a junior branch. The territory of both is widely scattered among other native states and British districts. Area of the senior branch, 339 sq. m.; pop. (ipoi), 81,467; revenue 23,000; tribute 800. Area of the junior branch, 211 sq. m.; pop. (1001), 35,806; revenue 27,000, tribute 400. The chiefs are Brahmans of the Patwardhan family. The town of MIRAJ, at which the chief of the senior branch resides, is situated near the river Kistna; it is a junction of the Southern Mahratta railway for the branch to Kolhapur. Pop. (1901), 18,425. The chief of the junior branch has his residence at Bhudgaon (pop. 35Qi).
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)