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History of Katni

Katni is conglomeration of culture from three different cultural states viz. Mahakausal, Bundelkhand, and Baghelkhand. There are three different stories which reveals why Katni is called Mudwara.
Katni junction is having half circular Mode (turn) from wagon yard. So people call it “Mudwara”.
Another story is that there was a village call Mudwara that has been given as a reward of bravery for cutting Mud (heads).
A similar story is about the British government used to cut heads of Baggies and Plunderers, and hang them in squares to afraid people of doing crimes.


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Various Historical places of Katni

Maihar's history can be traced to the Paleolithic Age. The town was formerly the capital of the princely state of Maihar. The state was established in 1778 by Rajputs of the Kachwaha clan, who were granted land by the ruler of the nearby state of Orchha. The state became a princely state of British India in the early 19th century, and was administered as part of Bundelkhand Agency in the Central India Agency. In 1871 the eastern states of Bundelkhand Agency, including Maihar, were separated to form the new agency of Bagelkhand in Central India. In 1933 Maihar, along with ten other states in western Bagelkhand, were transferred back to the Bundelkhand Agency. The state had an area of 407 square miles (1,050 km2), and a population of 63,702 in 1901. The state, which was watered by the Tamas River, consists mainly of alluvial soil covering sandstone, and is fertile except in the hilly district of the south. A large area was under forest, the produce of which provided a small export trade. The title of the ruler was maharaja. The state suffered severely from famine in 1896–1897. Maihar became a station on the East Indian Railway (now the West Central Railway) line between Satna and Jabalpur, 97 miles (156 km) north of Jabalpur. Extensive ruins of shrines and other buildings surround the town.

Bahoriband: In Bahoriband there are many monuments, there is a statue of Jain Teerthankar Shantinath 12 feet high. There is some scripture of 12th century are written in lower part of the statue telling about Maha samantadhipati Golhneshwar Rathore who was the ruler under Kalchuri’s kings Gayakarndev. There are so many statues in north of the village, near the reservoir a stone has been found in which 10 incarnation of Lord Vishnu has been painted. There are so many statues of Narayan Shaishayani (bed) and sun (Lord Surya). There is a Cemetery of Oliya Peeran Peer and a village is associated with it. Now a days Bahoriband has gained more importance and fame after stone park.

Tigavan: Earlier Tigavan was part of Bahoriband. People says earlier name of Tigavan village was Jhanjhangad. Aalha and Udal has fought with king of Madhogarh in Tigavan. A Temple of 1500 year old can be seen here, which is a flat ceiling temple. There is a statue of lord Narsing and on other side of wall there is Jain Treethankars Parshvanath statue. There are so many statues in north of the village, near the reservoir a stone has been found in which 10 incarnation of Lord Vishnu has been painted. There are so many statues of Narayan Shaishayani (bed) and sun (Lord Surya). There is a Cemetery of Oliya Peeran Peer and a village is associated with it. Now a days Bahoriband has gained more importance and fame after stone park.



Vijaraghavgarh: 33 km from Katni, Vijaraghavgarh is a historical place, which is 350 m high from sea level the prince PRAYAGDAS has formed a new town near MAUJA, PADRIYA and LOHARWADA and constructed a temple of lord VIJAYRAGHAV and the fort was named as VIJAYRAGHAVGARH . The new town has been given the same name. At one side of this fort a court is available, Other side is of a beautiful building known as RANGMAHAL there are stone at various part of the fort designed from KARITALAI. This is the most beautiful fort in Katni district.

 Roopnath: Roopnath is a pilgrimage place 3 km from Bahoriband there is PANCHLINGI(five lingam) statue of lord SHIVA and called as Roopnath. It is situated in the corner of Camore mountain, There are three KUNDS (tanks) one above another on a standing stone water is present all the time the lowest one is called called SITA KUND and next above it is known as LAXMAN KUND and the topmost is know for LORD RAM. There is verse painted on big stone that may be of 232B.C. some order like is written in Pali language for following Buddhism. It describes that 2½ years of Ashoka following Buddhism but nothing has been achieved so far. One km from ROOPNATH in Sindursi village four old statues have been removed from mountain this place is known as JOGINI KA STHAN (place of Jogini) it is believed that the statues are linked with king JAINAT or SARVANTH of 6th century.

Bilhary: In the ancient time this locality was known very much scattered it was around in 24 miles of diameter. The old name of this town was PAHUPAVTI/PUSHPAWATI NAGRI (Town) now a day so many scriptures are found in this area there were so many temples the only remain is VARAH temple of lord VARAH (Vishnu). There is one more temple around one km from Bilhari of lord Shiva it also know as fort of Kamakandla in the ancient building archeologist have found a big scripture on rock on a stone which is currently in Nagpur museum in which description of Culchuries king Kayoorvarsh is found and about construction of temple for lord NOHLESHWAR(lord Shiva) second part of scripture describes visiting of Somnath temple in Gujrat for victory of Laxmanraj son of princes Nohla. King laxman has made the big reservoir in Bilhari. The above dynasty has decline very fast and Chandel kings has captured the area after ward. Pan(Tambul) of Bilhary is very much famous the reference is found in famous scripture Aeana Akhbari.



Jhinjhari: 3 km from Katni in Jabalpur road around 14 big colored painted rock are scattered they are all of prehistoric time it is believed that it was the residence for early human. They have painted all the animals found around here viz. Cow, Bull, Deer, Dog, Goat, Pork Hippopotamus etc. Hippopotamus is believed to be here in the ancient time. Except this animal there are paintings available about fighting tools and man and woman, tree, flower. These painting are believed of 10000 BC to 4000BC some of the picture are of middle age 700 BC to 200 BC.


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