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Damoh District

Damoh District in Madhya Pradesh has a long history dating back to ancient times. Stone age tools have been discovered in the Singrampur valley which prove that this place had been a cradle for human civilization. Damoh has an area of 7,306 sq km. The climate is tropical.

Plaques, coins and other monuments found in the region suggest that around 5th century BC, Damoh was a part of the mighty empire of the Guptas of Pataliputra. Jatashankar is a famous temple here. Important tourist destinations are Nohleshwar Temple (Nohta), Giri Darshan, the Fort of Singaurgarh, Bandakpur, Nidan Kund, Kundalpur, Nazara, Laxman Kuti and Sad-Bhawna Shikhar. Annual fairs are held on Nagapanchami day and the Jatashankar fair is held in January.

Industries include oilseed milling, handloom weaving and dyeing, the manufacture of bell-metal vessels and pottery. Narsingarh village is famous for 'Diamond Cements', a large cement plant. A number of betel leaf gardens are located around Damoh, and the leaf is exported.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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