BJP MP Diya Kumari claims her family descended from Lord Ram's son Kush
Jaipur, August 11
BJP’s Rajsamand MP and member of erstwhile Jaipur royal family Diya Kumari has claimed that the descendants of Lord Ram are all over the world, including “our family who descended from his son Kush”.
Diya whose yesterday’s tweet sparked a debate on social media reiterated on Sunday that “I am saying this on the basis of manuscripts and documents we have in City Palace Museum. I said this after the Supreme Court in Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir case asked recently if there are any descendants of Lord Ram”.
Former Brig. late Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh, her father, had produced the documents in the court in 1992, Diya recalled.
Her tweet and debate came a day after the Supreme Court’s five judge Constitution Bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi asked “we are just wondering if any from Raghuvansha dynasty is still living in Ayodhya” to senior advocate who is representing one of the parties in Ram Janamabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.
Brigadier Bhawani Singh, the last titular Maharaja of Jaipur, used to declare that they are direct descendants of Kush, the son of Lord Ram.
Rani Padmani, the former queen of Jaipur royal family, had asserted that they are 309th descendant of Kush.
“We want the Ram Mandir to be built in Ayodhya and we are not going there for any land claim or right there. If desired, the documents could be made available in the court. I don’t want to interfere in the legal process,” she replied to a question.
According to a number of pictures and maps provided by her to media, King Dashrath appears on the 62nd number in the family tree, while Lord Ram and Kush appear on the 63rd and 64th number respectively. Sawai Jai Singh, Madho Singh and other rulers of Jaipur royal family appear on the ancient documents provided by them.