Damoh is a city in the Sagar Division in north-eastern Madhya Pradesh in India. The city is located 250 kilometres (155 mi) east of the state capital, Bhopal.[1] It is the administrative headquarters of Damoh District.

Skyline of Damoh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°50′N 79°27′E / 23.84°N 79.45°ECoordinates: 23°50′N 79°27′E / 23.84°N 79.45°E
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
595 m (1,952 ft)
 • Total112,160
 • Density148/km2 (380/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code07812
Vehicle registrationMP-34


Early history

Stone Age tools have been found in Singrampur Valley and it is believed that the area has been inhabited for thousands of years.[2] Around the 5th century, it was part of the empire of Guptas of Pataliputra. This has been evidenced by plaques and coins, and monuments from the reigns of Samudragupta, Chandragupta I, and Skandgupta. From the 8th to 12th centuries, some parts of the Damoh district were in the Chedi Empire, ruled by the Kalchuri dynasty from its capital Tripuri. The temple at Nohta demonstrates Kalchuri's influence in the 10th century. Some regions of the district were under the Chandels of the Jejak-Bhukti. According to legend, Damoh was named for the Queen of Narvar Rani Damyanti, the wife of Raja Nal. Around the beginning of the 14th century, the administrative centre of the Chanderi province of the Khalji dynasty was moved to Damoh.

The era of Muslim rule began in the 14th century. Stone carvings at Salaiya and Batiyagarh mention Khalji and Tuglaq Sultans. The Sultan of Malwa later annexed the region.

In the last quarter of the 15th century, Sangram Shah of the Gond dynasty annexed the region into his empire organized around 52 forts. This was an era of peace and prosperity for the region. In Singrampur, Rani Durgawati attained martyrdom battling against the Mughal Empire, represented by its General Asaf Khan and his army. Bundelas entered the region for a brief time span, after which Marathas took over in 1732. He remained the ruler until the British annexed the Marathas kingdom after the death of Peshwa in 1888.

Modern history

Damoh took part in the struggle for independence from the British. Under the leadership of Thakur Kishore Singh of Hindoria, Raja Devi Singh of Singrampur, Pancham Singh of Karijog, Gangadhar Rao, Raghunath Rao, Mejban Singh, and Govind Rao were among those who took part in the 1857 revolt.

In 1861, Damoh became part of Central Provinces under the British Empire in India and was demarcated as a separate district. By 1867, Damoh was constituted as a municipality with a population of about two million. The same year it was connected by railway to Jabalpur and Allahabad.

Damoh suffered from famine in 1896-97 and 1900. By 1899 the India Midland Railway had completed the construction of Sagar–Damoh link and Damoh–Katni links. Freedom fighter Seth Govind Das was jailed in Damoh in 1923, and wrote a number of Hindi plays while imprisoned. In 1929, Acharya Shantisagar visited Damoh, the first such visit by a Digambar Muni to Damoh after several centuries.[3]

In 1933, Mahatma Gandhi visited Damoh. In 1946, Sagar University was established as the region's primary centre for higher education.

In 1947, with India's independence from British Raj, the Central Provinces were reorganized as the state of Madhya Pradesh. The town of Damoh had its first-degree college established in 1961 by Shiksha Prasar Samiti, a volunteer organization.


Damoh is located at 23°53′N 79°27′E / 23.88°N 79.45°E.[4] It is at an average elevation of 595 metres (1,952 ft).

Damoh's population was recorded as 8,98,125 in 1991 Census of India. The figure reached 10,81,009 by 2001.

According to the 2001 India census,[5] Damoh had a population of 112,160. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Damoh had an average literacy rate of 73%, above the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 89% and female literacy was 66%. 14% of the population was under 6 years of age.


The Member of Legislative Assembly from Damoh is Shri Rahul Singh


The town has a significant cattle-market and a number of small industries such as weaving, dyeing and pottery-making. The district of Damoh has an area of 7,306 km2 (2,821 sq mi). To the south and east, foothills and patches of jungle break up the countryside; otherwise the district consists of open plains of varying degrees of fertility, interspersed with low ranges and isolated heights with the richest tracts in the centre.


Damoh is connected by road to Bhopal, Jabalpur, and Chhatarpur. Damoh also has road connections to Bangaon, Patouha, and Hatta.

Damoh Railway Station (code: DMO) is the only railway station in the city. It serves a few trains for Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Amritsar, Harda, and Howrah, situated between Katni and Bina Junction.




  • St.John's Senior Secondary School
  • Nav Jagriti Hr. Sec. School
  • Maharishi Vidya Mandir School to
  • Mission Mp Board School
  • JPB Girls High Sec. School
  • Saraswati Shishu mandir
  • Ojaswini School
  • Gyanodaya School
  • Navodaya School
  • MLB Girls School
  • Govt. Excellence school
  • Jain High School
  • Dr. Agrawal School
  • Sophia School
  • St.norbert school
  • Delhi Public School
  • Shining Star kids play School
  • Wonder Play Kids School
  • Ramkumar higher sec. School
  • Aadarsh primary School
  • Shri guru Nanak School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Damoh
  • Manganj school
  • Maharana Pratap H.S. school

Places of interest


  1. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  2. ^ "History | Damoh - A District of Madhya Pradesh - A City of Grace and Affection". www.damoh.nic.in. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
  3. ^ Charitra Chakravarti, Divakar, Sumeruchandra, 1953, Shanti Prakashan Sivni, p. 257-258
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Damoh
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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Bansatar Kheda

Bansatar Kheda is a census town in Damoh district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Bhopal-Damoh Rajya Rani Express

The Bhopal Rajya Rani Express is a daily Intercity Express train service offered by West Central Railways.

It runs between Bhopal Junction railway station of Bhopal, the state capital city of Madhya Pradesh and Damoh in the same state.

Bina Junction railway station

Bina Junction railway station is a railway junction in Madhya Pradesh that is part of the West Central Railway Bhopal division. Bina Junction serves Bina City along with the surrounding areas of Bundelkhand and Malwa.

Bina Junction has six platforms.

Trains leave Bina Junction in four directions: towards Delhi, Mumbai, Prayag Raj formerly known as Allahbad, and Jaipur. Important trains passing through

The line serves important stations for both goods as well as passenger express and mail trains. The important trains include :

Bhopal―Rewa Rewanchal Express

Bhopal―Bilaspur Express

Bhopal―Howrah Exp.(via Singrauli)

Bhopal/ Bina―Itarsi Vindhyachal Express

Bhopal―Lucknow Express

Bhopal―Damoh Rajyarani Intercity Express

Singrauli –Bhopal Overnight Express

Singrauli –Nizamuddin(via katni–malkhedi) Express

Indore―Howrah Shipra Express

Indore―Jabalpur Intercity(via Malkhedi–Guna)Exp.

Indore―Rewa(via Bina–katni)Exp.

Indore―Darbhanga Exp.(via Bina–Katni–Patna)

Indore―Varanasi(Benaras)(via Bina–khajuraho)Vishwanath Express

Jabalpur―Rajkot(Somnath)(Via Bina)Express

Jabalpur―Hazrat Nizamuddin MP Express(via malkhedi)

Jabalpur―Hazrat Nizamuddin Gondwana(via malkhedi)Express..

Jabalpur – Jaipur Express (via malkhedi)

Jabalpur―JammuTawi Durgavati Exp.(via malkhedi)

Jabalpur–Atari (Amritsar)Spl.Express

Jabalpur―Dehradun Shri Nanda Devi Express(via katni–bina)

Jaipur―Durg Express(via malkhedi)

Ajmer―Durg(via Bina–Bilaspur)Express

Bhagat ki kothi(Jodhpur)―Vishakhapattanam (via Jaipur–Bina–Raipur)MADHYA Bharat Express

Jammu Tawi–Durg(via Bina–Bilaspur) Express

Lokmanya Tilak Terminus(Mumbai)―Varanasi Kamayani Express

Puri―Haridwar Kalinga utkal Express

Amritsar―Vishakhapattanam Hirakund Express

Udaipur City―Shalimar Express

Ajmer―Kolkata Express

Bikaner-Puri Exp.Jagannath Exp.

Bilaspur/Durg -Firozpur Antyodaya Express

Bikaner–Bilaspur(via Jaipur-bina-katni) Express

Jaipur—Shalimar(Kolkata)(Via bina-bilaspur)Jaisingh(spl.fare)exp

Bhuj–Shalimar (Kolkata)(via bina-bilaspur) Kachcha Express

Ahmedabad–Patna(via ujjain-bina-allahabad) Weekly Express

Ahmedabad—Kolkata(chitpur)(via ajmer-bhopal-bina-singrauli-dhanbad)weekly exp

Bina–Katni 505 Passenger

Damoh―Kota Passenger

Jabalpur–Kota (via katni–bina) Marble Exp.

Bina—Jhansi―Lucknow fast Pass.

Bina―Damoh Passenger

Bina―Katni/Chopan/Shaktinagar Passenger

Bina―Chirimiri fast Passenger

Bina—Naini(Allahabad)Mela Spl.Passenger

Bina—Jabalpur Slip Express

Bina—Delhi Sarai rohilla—ashoknagar Pilgrim spl. exp.

Khajuraho―Bhopal Mahamana Exp.

Khajuraho―Indore Orchha Exp.

Rewa―Bhopal Spl.fare Exp.

Habibganj―Rewa AC Exp.

Habibganj—Santragachi(Kolkata)Humsafar Express

Bhagat ki kothi(Jodhpur)―Tambram (Chennai) Humsafar Express

Damoh (Lok Sabha constituency)

Damoh Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency came into existence in 1962. It covers the entire Damoh district and parts of Sagar and Chhatarpur districts.

Damoh district

Damoh District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The town of Damoh is the district headquarters. The district is part of the Sagar Division.

Damoh railway station

Damoh railway station is located in Damoh district of Sagar Division of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Donald McGavran

Donald Anderson McGavran (December 15, 1897 – July 10, 1990) was a missiologist and founding Dean of the School of World Mission at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and is known for his work related to evangelism and religious conversion.

McGavran identified differences of caste and economic social position as major barriers to the spread of Christianity. His work substantially changed the methods by which missionaries identify and prioritize groups of persons for missionary work and stimulated the Church Growth Movement. McGavran developed his church growth principles after rejecting the popular view that mission was ‘philanthropy, education, medicine, famine relief, evangelism, and world friendship’ and become convinced that good deeds – while necessary – ‘must never replace the essential task of mission, discipling the peoples of the earth’.

Hatta, Madhya Pradesh

Hatta is the biggest Tahsil in Damoh district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is also headquarters of Hatta Tehsil.


Hindoria is a town and a nagar panchayat in Damoh district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.


Kundalpur is a town located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, 35 km from the city of Damoh. It is a historical pilgrimage site for Jains in India.

Narsinghgarh, Damoh

Narsinghgarh is a town of historical importance in the Damoh District of Madhya Pradesh in India. There is an ancient fort built by Gondwana Kings in Narsinghgarh. The town Narsinghgarh is situated on Sonar River. Birla group has established one cement factory at Narsinghgarh. Now Heidelberg cement company of Germany has overtaken it, and now produces cement by the name of Mycem Cement.There are many more historic places in Narsingarh such as The Jankiraman temple dedicated to lord ram and mata sita, in one side of the temple there is some part of the fort of Narsingarh a few meter distance there is an old temple of Siddha Ganesha Mandir the local people called any thing you want lord Ganesh will provide it to you . The main part of the ancient fort which is built by The Godwana King is situated beside the Lord ganesha temple .

Ram Bagh Temple in this temple Lord Hanuman is worshiped. There are many stories about this temple but the most popular belief is that the statue of Lord Hanuman was taken out from the well situated near the temple, by a cowboy after the instruction given by Lord Hanuman in his dream. On every Makarsankranti the fair (mela) organised by the near by locals, Another place which the locals call as Tullu Jhiriya is famous for continuous flowing water from the rocks.

12 KM away from Narsingarh there is a place called the "Madkole". This place is famous for the Madhkoleshwar Mahadev Mandir. The very ancient temple of Lord Shiva. The local peoples says that the temple is built by devtas in one night. The two river Sonar and Copra is meet here which is called the Sangam. This is the another place where on every Makarsankranti the fair (mela) organised by the locals. The fair was started more than 150 years ago.

Narsinghgarh, was capital of princely state of Narsinghgarh during British Raj, which was ruled by a Hindu Kshatriya Parmar dynasty.

Narsinghgarh State

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Patharia is a town and a nagar panchayat in Damoh district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. During World War II, the town served as the training camp for what would become Wingate's Chindits.

Sagar division

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Saugor Makronia railway station

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Singrampur is a historical place where final battle fought between Rani Durgawati and Mughal king Akbar's Senapati Asaf Khan. The town in named after Sangram which in Hindi means war.

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Sunar River

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Tendu Kheda

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