The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Appendix II

APPENDIX II

Salutes in India

Artillery Salutes.

The rules laid down in the K.R. under this heading will, with the following modifications, be observed. Salutes may be fired at any station in India where there are guns suitable for the purpose:—

101 guns, Imperial salute.

The Sovereign in person.

31 guns, Royal salute.

(i) Members of the Royal Family. The Viceroy.
(ii) The Royal Standard when passing in a vessel.
(iii) Anniversaries:— Birthday, Accession, Coronation of Sovereign, Birthday of Consort of Sovereign, Proclamation Day.

19 guns.

Commander-in-Chief in India (if a Field Marshall).

17 guns.

The President of the Council of the Governor-General.
Governors of Presidencies.
Commander-in-Chief in India (if a General).
Governor of the French Settlements in India.
Governor of Portuguese-India.

15 guns.

Lieutenant-Governors.
Ordinary Members of the Council of the Governor-General.
Ordinary Members of the Council of Governors.[1]
Army Commander.[2]

13 guns.

Agents to the Governor-General.
Residents.
Agent to the Governor in Kathiawar.

Chief Commissioners.

The Commissioner in Sind.

Lieutenant-Generals and Major-Generals Commanding Divisions. [3]

11 guns.

Political Agents, [4]

The Governor of Damaun.

The Governor of Diu.

Major-Generals and Brigadier -Generals Commanding Bri gades, [3]

Native Chiefs are entitled to the following Salutes: —

Salute of 21 guns.

Baroda. The Maharaja (Gaekwar) of —

Hyderabad. The Nizam of —

Mysore. The Maharaja of —

Salute of 19 guns.

Bhopal. The Begam (or Nawab) of —

Gwalior. The Maharaja (Sindhia) of —[5]

Indore. The Maharaja (Holkar) of —

Jammu and Kashmir. The Maharaja of —

Kalat. The Khan of —

Kolhapur. The Maharaja of —

Mewar[5] (Udaipur). The Maharana of —

Travancore.[5] The Maharaja of —

Salute of 17 guns.

Bahawalpur. The Nawab of —

Bhartpur. The Maharaja of —

Bikanir. The Maharaja of —

Bundi. The Maharao Raja of —

Cochin. The Raja of —

Jaipur.[5] The Maharaja of —

Karauli. The Maharaja of —

Kota. The Maharao of —

Kutch. The Rao of —

Karwar (Jodhpur). The Maharaja of —

Patiala. The Maharaja of —

Rewa. The Maharaja of —

Tonk. The Nawab of —

Salutes of 15 guns.

Alwar. The Maharaja of —

Banswara. The Maharawal of —

Creta. The Maharaja of —

Datia. The Maharaja of —

Dewas (senior branch). The Raja of —

Dewas (junior branch). The Raja of —

Dhar. The Raja of —

Dholpur. The Maharaj Rana of —

Dungarpur. The Maharawal of —

Idar.[5] The Maharaja of —

Jaisahiier. The Maharawal of —

Khairpur. The Mir of —

Kishangarh. The Maharaja of —

Orchha.[5] The Maharaja of —

Partabgarh. The Maharawal of —

Sikhim. The Maharaja of —

Sirohi. The Maharao of —

Salutes of 13 guns.

Benares. The Raja[6] of —

Jaora. The Nawab of —

Kuch Behar. The Maharaja of —

Rampur. The Nawab of —

Tippera. The Raja of —

Salutes of 11 guns.

Ajaigarh. The Maharaja of —

Baoni. The Nawab of —

Bhaunagar.[6] The Thakur Sahib of —

Bijawar. The Maharaja of —

Cambay. The Nawab of —

Chamba. The Raja of —

Charkhari. The Maharaja of —

Chhatarpur. The Raja[6] of —

Dhrangadra. The Raja Sahib of —

Faridkot. The Raja of —

Gondal. The Thakur Sahib of —

Janjira. The Nawab (Habshi) of —

Jhabua. The Raja of —

Jhalawar. The Raja Rana of —

Jind. The Raja of —

Junagarh.[5] The Nawab of —

Kahlur (Bilaspur). The Raja of —

Kapurthala. The Raja of —

Mandi. The Raja of —

Manipur. The Raja of —[5]

Morvi. The Thakur Sahib of —

Nabha.[5] The Raja of —

Narsingarh. The Raja of —

Nawanagar. The Jam of —

Palanpur. The Diwan of —

Panna. The Maharaja of —

Porbandar. The Rana of —

Pudukottai. The Raja of —

Radhanpur. The Nawab of —

Rajgarh. The Raja of —

Rajpipla. The Raja of —[5]

Ratlam. The Raja of —

Sailana. The Raja of —

Samthar. The Raja of —

Sirmur (Nahan). The Raja of —

Sitamau. The Raja of —

Suket. The Raja of —

Tehri (Garhwal). The Raja of —

Salutes of 9 guns.

Alirajpur. The Rana of —[5]

Balasinor. The Nawab (Babi) of —

Bansda. The Raja of —

Baraundha. The Raja of —

Baria. The Raja of —

Barwani. The Rana of —[5]

Chhota Udaipur. The Raja of —

Dharampur. The Raja of —

Dhrol. The Takur Sahib of —

Fadthli. The Sultan of —

Hsi Paw. The Sawbwa of —

Karond (Kalahandi). The Raja of —

Keng Tung. The Sawbwa of —

Khilchipur. The Rao of —

Kishn and Socotra. The Sultan of —

Lahej. The Sultan of —

Limri. The Thakur Sahib of —

Lunawara. The Eaja of —

Maihar. The Raja of —

Maler Kotla.[5] The Nawab of —

Mong Nai. The Sawbwa of —

Nagod. The Raja of —

Palitana. The Thakur Sahib of —

Rajkot. The Thakur Sahib of —

Sachin. The Nawab of —

Sawantwari. The Sir Desai of —

Shehr and Morkalla.[5] The Sultan of —

Sunth. The Raja of —

Wadhwan. The Thakur Sahib of —

Wankaner. The Raja Sahib of —

Yawnghwe. The Sawbwa of —

Table of Personal Salutes

Salutes of 21 guns.

Gwalior, His Highness the Maharaja (Scindhia) of —

Jaipur, Col. His Highness Maharajadhiraja Sawai Sir Madho Singh Bahadur, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., G.C.V.O., Maharaja of —

Kolhapur, His Highness Sir Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj, G.C.S.I., G.C.V.O., Maharaja of —

Mewar (Udaipur), His Highness Maharajadhiraja Sir Fetah Singh Bahadur, G.C.S.I., Maharaja of —

Travancore, His Highness Maharaja Raja Sir Bala Rama Varma, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., Maharaja of —

Salutes of 19 guns.

Mysore, Her Highness Kempa Nanjammani Avaru Vanivilas, C.I., Maharani of —

Nepaul, Major-General the Maharajah Sir Chandra Shamshere Jang, Prime Minister of —

Salutes of 17 guns.

Idar, Major-General His Highness Maharajadhiraja Sir Partab Singh Bahadur, G.C.S.I., K.C.B., A.D.C, Maharaja of —

Orchha, His Highness Maharaja Mahindra Sawai Sir Partab Singh Bahadur, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., Maharaja of —

Salutes of 15 guns.

Nabha, Col. His Highness Sir Hira Singh Bahadur, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., Raja of —

Junagarh, His Highness Sir Easulkhanji Mohaba Khanji, G.C.S.I., Nawab of —

Salutes of 11 guns.

Barwani State, the Chief of —

Maler Kotla, His Highness Ahmed Ali Khan Bahadur, Nawab of —

Shebr and Mokalla, the Sultan of —

Salutes of 9 guns.

Bhor, Shanker Rao Chimnaji, Pant Sachiv of —

Las, Bela, Mir Kamal Khan, Jam of —

Loharu, Nawab Sir Amir-ud-din Ahmad Khan Bahadur, K.C.I.E., of —

Mudhol, Meherban Malojirao Vyankatrao Raje Ghorpade alias Nana Saheb of —

Salutes of 6 guns.

Kanker, the Chief of —

Table of Local Salutes.

Salutes of 21 guns permanently within their own territories..

Bhopal, The Begam (or Nawab) of — Indore, The Maharaja (Holkar) of —
Gwalior, The Maharaja (Scindhia) of —

Jammu and Kashmir, The Maharaja of —

Salutes will not be fired on Sunday except to foreign ships of war. In other cases they will be fired the following day. From the 15th April to 15th October salutes will not be fired in the plains between 8 p.m. and 5 p.m. unless specially ordered.

The salutes which officials and others receive from H.M.’s ships are laid down in the King’s Regulations and Admiralty Instructions.


  1. Within their own Presidencies.
  2. No military officer shall receive an Artillery Salute unless he is in actual Military Command and is the Senior military officer on the spot.
  3. 3.0 3.1 No military officer shall receive an Artillery Salute unless he is in actual Military Command and is the Senior military officer on the spot.
  4. Within the territories of the State to which they are attached.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 See table of personal salutes.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 The present Raja of Benares and the present Chiefs of Bhaunagar and Chatarpur enjoy the title of Maharaja as a personal distinction.