Welcome to the website for Damoh city and district.
Damoh rose to importance in the 14th century.
The Khiljis had the regional administrative center of the Chanderi province at Batihadim (Batiagarh) which was transferred to Damova (Damoh). Damoh
was the seat of Maratha governors. During the British Raj, it became a part of the Central Provinces It was constituted a municipality in 1867.
Industries include oilseed milling, handloom weaving and dyeing, and the manufacture of bell-metal vessels and pottery, bidi (indigenous cigarette) factories, cement and gold and silver smithies.
A number of betel leaf gardens are located around Damoh, and the leaf is exported. Annual fairs are held on Nagapanchami day and the Jatashankar fair is held in January.
Brought to you by proud residents of Damoh, a small and historic city in
Dist. Area (sq. km): 7,306. Population: 897,944.
Distance: from Bhopal: 273 KM, from Jabalpur: 106 KM.
A fountain once stood where the ghantaghar is now. Old name of the area is fuvvara.
Near the fountian at Station Road, there was a mile-stone mentioning "Damoh 1 mile".
The old town of Damoh was at the foot of Gajananki toria.
The British establishment was located near Jatashankar hill and Naugaja toria.
The major relics of the british period include the circuit house,
British church now unused), and the British cemetary.
Before inependence the Gajananki toria was called Gaji Pir ki toria. Some
12th cent sculpture fragments from the toria are in the Damoh museum.
There are many supposed tombs of Gaji Pir and Naugaja Pir throughout India.
There was once a Farsi inscription in the Kila (now museum) from Khilji period.
Its current location is unknown.
Damoh was also called "Damova" or "Damo".
In Samvat 1814 Bahoranji, a dealer in precious stones, had a 13th cent temple renovated and a pratishta conducted. He was given the title Singhai. The temple is now known as the Singhai temple in Damoh. Later in Samvat 1945 his descendants earned the title Savai-Singhai in Katni.
Damoh is older than Sagar. Sagar was founded by Udan Singh in 1660.
Present Jabalpur was selected as Maratha headquarters in 1781 (although
nearby Garha was a capital of the Gond kingdom), thus Damoh is older than