Damoh

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Map of Damoh District‎

Damoh (दमोह) is a city and district in Madhya Pradesh.

Jat Gotras

Chandel, Punia,

Tahsils in Damoh District

Villages in Damoh tahsil

List Of Villages in Batiyagarh tahsil:

Agara, Ahrora, Alampur, Anjani, Bakayan, Balkhedi, Bamhori Lidaie, Bamhoribhat, Barikanora, Barodakala, Basia, Batiagarh, Belapurwa, Beli, Bhiloni, Chanpura, Dalpatpura, Dhouraj, Fatehpur, Futerakala, Gadolakhade, Ghughas, Gugrakala, Gungbarkhera, Guurata, Harat, Harduajamsa, Hingwani, Hinoti Udasa, Jagupura, Kanora Ramnagur, Kerwana, Kethora, Khaderi, Khamariya, Khariya Asli, Lidora, Lukayan, Magron, Mangola, Manwar, Motha, Niborakala, Nimi, Pandachir, Pathariya, Pondi Phatehpur, Ronsra , Sadpur, Sagron, Sahjadpura, Sariya, Sendara, Sigon, Sihara, Singpur, Skatpur, Sunwaha, Tanduwa ,


List Of Localities in Damoh tahsil:

Aamkheda, Aanoo, Abhana, Adhrota, Ankhkheda, Anwari, Arthkheda, Athai, Balakot, Balarpur, Bamhaori, Bandakpur, Bansatarkheda, Bansni, Barbansa, Bhadauli, Bhilampur, Bhuri, Bijaori, Bilai, Bisnakhadi, Chandora, Chaoprakhurd , Chaprithakur, Damoh, Dasaoda, Datla, Devrijmadar, Dhangaorgunji, Dhigsar, Ghatpipriya, Gunji, Gwari, Halgaj, Harduakhurd, Harduwamudar, Hathna, Hinaotiramgarh, Hirdepur, Imaliyaghat, Imaliyalanji, Imlai, Industrial Area, Jamuniyahajari, Jhapan, Jortlakhurd, Kadipur, Kaniyaghatpati, Karaiyarakh, Khajri, Khamkheda, Khdera, Kherua, Khiria Madla, Killai, Kuwakhedanayak, Kuwarpur, Laklaka, Luharra, Mahantpur, Manka, Marhahar, Marutal, Mudarijujhar, Mudiya, Muhali, Nonpani, Parsoriya, Patauha, Patnabujurg, Payra , Pipariyahathnee, Pipariyasahni, Pipriyadigmbar, Pipriyatikri, Ramgarh, Ranjra, Riyana, Sagaonikala, Salaiya, Salaiyahatri, Samanna, Semramadiya, Sihorapadriya, Singpur, Somkhedakla, Suhela, Tauri, Tejgarhkhurd, Tikribujurg, Umari,


List Of Villages in Hatta tahsil:

Amjhir, Bachhama, Balah, Bandha, Bardha, Barkhera Chan, Bhainsa, Bhidari, Bijwar, Binti, Borikala, Borikhurd, Chkarda, Choraiya, Dadpur, Damotipura, Davra Jamsa, Deoragarhi, Dobri Fathapur, Doli, Garreh, Gasabad, Ghoghra, Harduwa Umrav, Harduya Sadak, Hinotakala, Kachnari, Kaikheda, Kanti, Khmargour , Khmariya Kalar , Knakpura, Koshalpur, Kulwakala, Kuwarpur, Madiyado, Mado, Malvara, Muharai Hatta, Murach, Narayadpura, Nayagav, Nimarmunda, Niwas, Pali, Panji, Patha, Pipariya Kirawo, Rajpura, Rampura, Ranah, Rasilpur, Sakaur, Shivpur, Sunkuiyan, Tavraiya, Udaypura,


List Of Villages in Jabera tahsil': Amdar, Bamhori Mangurd, Banshipur, Banwar, Bhajiya, Bhatkhamariya, Bijadongari, Bijaora, Chaurai, Chilod, Chopra, Delankheda, Doomar, Dugani, Ghaghri, Ghanamaili, Ghatera, Golapati, Gubrakala, Guda, Harduamangarh, Harduasadak, Harduasummersingh, Hinaotikhatsing, Hinaotithangapati, Imaliya, Jabera, Jalehari, Jharoli, Kaleharakheda, Karanpura, Katangi, Khamariyamaojilal, Kheri Singaorgarh, Klumar, Kodakala, Kornta, Kuluwa, Kusmimangarh, Larguwan, Mahuakheda, Majhguvamangarh, Malamangarh, Manguvaghat, Manguvamangarh, Mausipura, Mudari, Muderi, Nohata, Paondimangarh, Parasaimal, Parswaha, Patimaharajsing, Patnakuwa, Patnamangarh, Ramslaiya, Raud, Richhai, Sagaodikhurd, Sagra, Sahsna, Sakha, Salaiyabadi, Sigrampur, Simrijalam, Singpur, Sunkad, Sunwarah, Surai, Vijaysagar,

List Of Villages in Patera tahsil:

Bamanpura, Bamni, Bangaov, Barkhrabash, Barrat, Berkhedi, Bhartla, Bhatiya, Bijoripathak, Bilakhurd, Bilguwan, Choladuway, Danguwa, Datiya, Dovdogra, Dovriratan, Gadaghut, Gata, Harpalpura, Hinoti, Imaliya, Itwahiralal, Jamuniya, Kanjra, Khamariya, Kota, Kuakhedabaji, Kudai, Kuluwa, Kumhari, Kundalpur, Kutri, Kuwarpur, Luhari, Luharra, Maghgua Hasraj, Magolpur, Mahuna , Mahwakhda, Majhguwanpatol, Majholi, Muari, Nayagaon, Nimarmunda, Padrisahajpur, Patera, Pateriya, Patna Kumhari, Patnaluhari, Rajabandi, Ramgarha, Rawnjhakala, Rouda, Rusalli, Sagoni, Saliya, Satariya, Shikarpura, Singpur, Sojna, Tindni,


List Of Villages in Pathariya tahsil:

Aslana, Badagaon, Bakeni, Bansa Kala, Bardhari, Barkhera Durgadas, Belkhedi, Bhonrasa, Bilani, Bobai, Botrai, Chiraola, Deolai, Deoran, Guda, Harduwani, Hinota Narsingarh, Imlijog, Jagthar, Jamuniya Mal, Jerath, Jhagar, Jortala, Keolari, Khajri, Khaojakhedai, Khejrakala, Khejralakhraoni, Khiriyasankar, Kindraho, Kishunganj, Kumeriya, Lakhraoni, Mahantpur, Mamarkha, Mankora, Mara, Mehalwara, Mirjapur, Mohanpur, Nandrai, Narsingharh, Neguwan, Pathariya, Pipariya Champat, Pipariya Turkai, Pipraodha Chhakka, Pipriya Chhakka, Purapayara, Rajwas, Rangir, Sadguwan, Sansa, Sarkhadai, Satpara, Semrabujurg, Semralakhraoni, Semralodhi, Shahpur, Sitanagar, Suhaw, Sujnipur, Sukha,

List Of Villages in Tendukheda tahsil:

Ajeetpur, Badipura, Bagdari, Bairagarh, Baldhana Raiyat, Balwada, Bamhori Mal, Bamhori Paghi, Bamnaoda, Bansi, Besnakhadi, Bhaisa, Biltara, Boriya, Chandna, Charkona, Danari, Daroli, Dawari Liladhar, Dhangaorkala, Ghnatamal, Harduwa Hathighat, Harrai, Hinoti, Imlidol, Jamun, Jamunkheda, Jhalon, Jhamra, Jharoli, Kaluwa, Karondisingorgad, Khamari Kala, Khamariyashivlal , Kodal, Kotkheda, Kudpura, Madankhada, Magdupura, Maghuwa Kala, Maguwamal, Mahghuwa Khurd, Mohad, Mohara, Narghuwamal, Pathado , Patloni, Pidarai Panghi, Poudi, Pura, Sahajpur, Sahari, Sailwada Mal, Samdai, Samnapur, Sanga, Sarasbagli, Sarra, Sasnakala, Sunwahi Umaria, Tajghad, Taradehi, Tendukheda, Tindni,

History of Damoh town and region

(Chronology compiled by Prof. Malaiya)

From Mauryas to Guptas

Rajput period

Muslim and Gond rule

Bundela and Maratha rule

  • 1649-1731: Bundelkhand Kesri Maharaja Chhatrasal.
  • 1660: Sagar city founded.
  • 1700: Kundalpur temple repaired with support from Chhatrasal.
  • 1731: Some of region given to Marathas, as part heirs to Chharasal.
  • 1735: Maratha governor at Sagar.
  • 1757: Bahoranji, a dealer in precious stones, had a 13th cent Jain temple renovated at Damoh and a pratishta conducted to earn the title Singhai.
  • 1780: The governors of Saugor, known as the Maratha Pandits, did annexed Gond kingdom.
  • 1781: Jabalpur was selected as Maratha headquarters.
  •  ?:Jageshwar Mahadev Shivalinga found, temple built.
  • 1798: The peshwa granted the Nerbudda valley to the Bhonsle princes of Nagpur.

Company rule and Ghadar

  • 1818: During the Governor-Generalship of lord Hastings the rule of Sagar passed into the hands of the British.
  • 1854: as the Maratha kingdom lapsed to the British for lack of a recognized legitimate heir.
  • 1857: The 42 NI and 3rd Irregular Cavalry stationed at Saugor rebelled on 1 July. 52 NI at Jabalpur rebelled on 28 September.
  • At Jabalpur the Gond Raja family, who were the last surviving descendants of the Garha-Mandla dynasty, prepared to revolt against the British. Their plans were discovered and both' the father, Shankar Shah, and his son, Raghunath Shah, were blown from guns.
  • Raja Kishore Singh Lodhi of Hindoria, Raja Devi Singh of Singrampur, Pancham Singh of Karijog, and others fought against the British rule in its rebellion in 1857.
  • Sir Hugh Rose assumed the command of the Central India Field Force on 17 December 1857. Finished in May 1858.

British rule

  • 1861: Central Provinces created.
  • 1861: Damoh first formed into a separate district.
  • 1867: Damoh constituted a municipality.
  • 1867: Population: Damoh dist 2,62,600
  • 1867: railway lines were completed between Jabalpur and Allahabad
  • 1896-1897: Damoh suffered severely from the famine.
  • 1898: India Midland Railway's construction of Sagar-Damoh link
  • 1899: construction of Damoh-Katni link
  • 1900: Mild famine.
  • 1923: Seth Govind Das jailed in Damoh, writes four Hindi plays.
  • 1933: Mahatma Gandhi visits Damoh
  • 1946: Sagar University was established on 18 July.
  • 1947: Independence; Central Provinces reorganized as Madhya Pradesh state.

Damoh Stone Inscription of Vijayasimha

(Deposited in the Nagpur Museum)

This record is in Rajasthani and Sanskrit, the one being a free translation of the other. It recites that one Vijayapala was born in the Visvamitra gotra. He conquered a great hero named Kāī. His son was Bhuvanapala, whose son Harsharaja is stated to have defeated the kings of Kalanjara, Dahali (Dāhal), Gurjara and the Deccan, Harsharaja's son was Vijayasimha, a virtuous man devoted to Bhambhukadeva. He is said to have fought at Chittor, conquered the Delhi armies, scattered the Deccan forces close to Mahāgadh, and driven out the Gurjaras.

The absence of any regal title indicates that the persons named in the record were perhaps commanders of armies who overran a number of countries, including Dahala, the Kalachuris' kingdom, which included Damoh. They left no trace of their raid except this inscription, the language of which points to their home in Rajasthan.

It is possible that they may have been related to the Guhila Princes of Mevar. In that dynasty there was one Vijayasimha who married Syamaladevi, daughter of Udayaditya of Malwa, by whom he had a daughter Alhanadevi who married Gayakarna of Dahala. Unfortunately the stone is broken, so that if there was any date it is lost.

Source - Hira Lal:Descriptive lists of inscriptions in the Central provinces and Berar, p.49

Damoh Persian Inscription 1480 AD

(Deposited at the Deputy Commissioner's Bungalow?}

This inscription is said to have been fixed to the western gate of the Damoh fort which has now altogether disappeared. It records that the breastwork opposite the western gate of the fort at Damoh was built by Ghiyas-ud- duniya in the year 885 on the 24th of Shawwal, corresponding to 1480 A. D. The record refers to the Malava king Ghiyasuddin (called in the inscription Ghiyas-ud-duniya) who ruled be ween 1475 and 1500 A. D.

Source - (Cunningham's Archaological Reports, Volume XXI, pages 168-9.), Hira Lal: Descriptive lists of inscriptions in the Central provinces and Berar,p.51

Damoh Sati Inscriptions

There are a number of Sati pillars in this district, those at Hatta, Hindoria and Batihagarh being well known. One of them at Hindoria is dated in 1056 AD, Bhiloni, Phutera, Jamata, Kanoda Ryotwari, Kanti, Kaithora Khamargor, Muhas, Marhiadoh, Narainpura, Piparia Ghanshiam, Raneh, Sunwaho and Sakhor contain more or less illegible inscriptions.

Reference - Hira Lal: Descriptive lists of inscriptions in the Central provinces and Berar,p.53

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