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Chitakoot Dham

Chitrakoot Dham which is about 70 kms from Satna is popular for its scores of temples, holy places and rich scenic locale. People from many parts of India visit this place to attain spiritual enlightenment.

Sharada Devi Temple

The hamlet of Maihar which is about 50 kms from Satna proudly houses the Sharadha Devi temple which is located on the Trikut hillock, which is about 600 feet from the ground level. There are 1001 steps that lead to the temple. For the convenience of the visitors a road has been constructed to the temple for the movement of vehicles.

Venktesh Temple

The famous religious place in the Satna is the temples of the Venkateshwar. The temple is known all over the region due to its beauty. Peoples of Satna have great faith in the god Venkatesh. This is the famous Hindu religion temples in the region. Peoples mostly visited this temple in the evening times. The calm and peaceful atmosphere of this temple is really very panoramic. The various types of the flowers in the premises are very mesmerizing. People are often said the wishes of the each devotee fulfilled here if he came here with devotion.

Tulsi Museum Ramvan Satna

Opening & Closing Time of Museum: Morning 10.00 AM to Evening 5.00 PM

Entry Fee: Indian Citizen: Rs.10.00

Foreigner: Rs 100

Photography fee: Rs. 50 each camera

Videography fee:Rs. 200 each camera

Note: - No entry fee for Children up to 15 years and handicaped persons

Museum will be closed on Monday and Govt. holidays.

The Departmental publications, books, folders, post cards and plaster cast replicas are available at Sales Counter. Tulsi museum Ramvan is located 300m. South from Sajjanpur, a village located on Rewa road 16km a from District headquarters Satna. Seth babu Sharda Prasad Ji, established this museum in the memory of his father by collecting the antiquities of Vindhyan Region. The beginning of collection of the ancient artifacts was done in 1936 and for which Ramvan ashram was established. In 1939, Manas Sangha Trust was formed under which in the year 1959 Tulsi Museum was established. The collection of antiquities and artifacts for the museum was carried out from 1925 to 1957. The collection of museum consists of stone sculptures, manuscripts, artifacts and other antiquities. A library was also established in this building. In 1978, this museum was donated to the Department of Archaeology and Museums of Madhya Pradesh. Although the present building was built in 1959 but it has gone through various changes and safety measures. There are 9 rooms in ths museum which contain Bharahut, Gupta, Jaina, Saiva, Vaishnava, and other galleries. Presently, the museum is housed 2,368 objects. These are stone sculptures, metal images, copper plates, inscriptions, coins of gold & silver. these objects have been brought from Bharahut, Bhumra,Uchera,Doha, Jaso,Gohmi,Maiher, Kotar, Satri, Amarpatan, Marahi, Balupur, Bhutra, Maropahari, Saria Tola, Sajjanpur, Jaria, Miroliod Satna distrcit, Sohagpur of Sahadol distrcit, Mamosi of Sidhi district, Gurgi of Riwa distrcit,Khajuraaho of Chhatarpur distrcit, Nachna of pannna district. Besides, some objects from Bhita (UP), Bodh Gaya(Bihar) and Kathmandu (Nepal) have also been collected in this museum.

Bharahut Gallery

Bharahut an important archaeological site in Satna district, is famous for the remnants of Buddhist stupa. Most of the remains now housed in Indian Museum Kolkata, but 81 artifacts are displayed in this gallery. These are composed of Suchi-pieces of Vedika, pieces of pillar, full blown lotus, stambha–sirsha (pillar top), etc.

Gupta Period Gallery

The objects displayed in this gallery have been collected from Khoh, Bhumra, Dureha and Bhatura. The important objects displayed in the gallery are of Shiva, Parshwanath, Veenadhari Shiva, Parvati, Saiva-ganas, Mahismardini, Deer, etc.

Jaina Gallery

This gallery is displayed with stone sculptures belonging to Kalchuri period and collected from Gurgi, Marahi, Amarpatan. Among these, Parshwanatha the 23rd Tirthankara is important. Besides the sculptures of Aadinatha, Chandraprabhu, Neminatha have also been housed in this gallery. These are datable to 11th-12th c. AD.

Saiva and Vyantara Deities Gallery

This gallery is displsyed with Saiva sculptures which have been collected from Uchera, Sohagpur, Babupur. The important sculptures are of Uma-Maheshwar, Veenadhar Shiva. The other figures in this gallery are of Chamunda, Yogini, Surya, Dikpalas, Yam- Nairiti, Varun etc.

Vaishnava Gallery

This gallery contains sculptures of Vishnu and his incarnations. The important specimens are of Vishnu, Lakshmi-Narayana, Bhu-varaha, etc. These sculptures were carved in late medieval period and collected from Sohagpur, Babupur, Satri, Nachna,etc. of Vindhyan region.

Reserve Collection (Remarkable Sculptures)

Two miniature stupas of Gupta period procured from Bodh Gaya are kept in reserve collection. One of them contains Dhyani Buddha on all four cardinal directions while in the second one a Dhyani Buddha is depicted on one side. Stupas are provided with chatra, harmika and vedika. A Vishnu head from Sohagpur is a unique specimen of Kalchuri period. There are 70 art pieces of Buddhist religion, 75 Jaina sculptures, 90 Vaishnava sculptures, and 65 Saiva sculptures in reserve collection.


Tulsi museum contains 1135 coins out of these 8 gold coins, 245 silver coins, and 842 coins made of copper. In addition, copper punch marked and coins of kushana, Naga, Gupta Muslim rulers- Mughals , regional State, foreign States are also preserve in the collection.

Tulsi Library

The library contains 25000 books. The ancient manuscripts about 2500 in number are priceless heritage of this library. There are 7 manuscripts having figures. Among these, Ramayana writen in Samvata1851 containing the story of rama along with beautiful figures is noteworthy. Remaining 6 manuscripts are Bhagvatgita. About 100 texts have been writen on Tadapatras Orissan language. They are associated with the story of Rama and 300-400 years old. There is a 200 years old Bhagwatgita written on Bhojapatra in Sanskrit language. Besides, three hand written Kashmiri Gita is about 250 years old. The library has two unique manuscripts; one belongs to Bhagwatgita of Balbhadra and second one is associated with Meghdut’s Panjarika of Mallinatha Suta written in samvata 1522.The other manuscripts are of Gurugranthasahib, Ramayana written by Maharaja Raghuraj Singh of Riwa, etc. besides, there are 1000 manuscripts of Karmkands and about 200 manuscripts Shaiva, Shakti, Vaidyak and Jyotisha (Astrology)

In addition, an outstanding collection of printed books is also a unique feature of this library. The library has all sort of text like Vedic, Mythological, Vaishnava, Saiva, Shakta, Tantra-Mantra, Krihna, Rama, Jaina, Buddhist, Muslim, and Christen along with some modern literature.

Shiv Temple, Birsinghpur

Shiva Temple as the name suggests is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located 30 kilometers to the north of Satna, the Shiva Temple is situated in the town Birsinghpur which is a pilgrim centre in the district. The town gets its name from the 19th century King Veer Singh. The Shiva Temple is one of the oldest temples in the region. It is revered throughout the region and frequented by many, thus making it a must visit while in Satna. Tourists can reach the Shiva Temple by road from Satna. After paying respect at the shrine, tourists can also visit the Bauxite mines in Birsinghpur as well as the nearby Jaitwara area.

Nagod Fort

In 1344 the city of Uchchakalpa, present-day Unchahara, was founded by Raja Veerraj Judeo when he seized the fort of Naro from the Teli Rajas. In 1720 the state was renamed Nagod after its new capital. In 1807 Nagod was a tributary to Panna and was included in the sanad granted to that state. In 1809, however, Lal Sheoraj Singh was recognized and confirmed in his territory by a separate sanad granted to him. Nagod State became a British protectorate after the treaty of Bassein in 1820. Raja Balbhadra Singh was deposed in 1831 for murdering his brother. The state fell into debt and in 1844 the administration was taken over by the British owing to economic mismanagement. The ruler was loyal during the Indian Mutiny in 1857 and was granted the pargana of Dhanwahl. In 1862 the Raja was granted a sanad allowing adoption and in 1865 local rule was reestablished. Nagod State was a part of Baghelkhand Agency from 1871 till 1931, when it was transferred along with other smaller states back to Bundelkhand Agency. The last Raja of Nagod, HH Shrimant Mahendra Singh, signed the accession of his state to the Indian Union on 1 January 1950.


The ruling families were members of the Parihar or Pratihara dynasty of Rajputs and were entitled to a hereditary gun salute of 9 guns.


1685 – 1721 Fakir Shah

1720 – 1748 Chain Singh

1748 – 1780 Ahlad Singh

1780 – 1818 Lal Sheoraj (Shivraj) Singh (b. 1777 – d. 1818)

1818 – 1831 Balbhadra Singh

1831 – 23 Feb 1874 Raghubindh (Raghvendra) Singh (b. 1821 – d. 1874)

23 Feb 1874 – 4 Nov 1922 Jadubindh (Jadvendra) Singh (b. 1855 – d. 1922)

4 Nov 1922 – 26 Feb 1926 Narharendra Singh (b. 1911 – d. 1926)

26 Feb 1926 – 15 Aug 1947 Mahendra Singh

Madhavgarh Fort

Madhavgarh is a small village in area of Satna district, Madhya Pradesh, India, which is 7 km from Satna. Madhavgarh's name was inspired by Madhav Singh, who was a real king of nearby Madhavgarh fort. In local areas, it is also known for its fort. Although, it is not so well known. Also, it is getting damaged day by day without any maintenance.

Bansagar Dam

Bansagar or Ban Sagar Dam is a multipurpose river Valley Project on Sone River situated in the Ganges Basin in Madhya Pradesh, India with both irrigation and 435 MW of hydroelectric power generation. The Bansagar Dam across the Sone River was constructed near the Deolond village in the Shahdol district. It is surrounded by Satna katni Rewa and Shahdol districts. The project was called "Bansagar" after Bana Bhatt, the renowned Sanskrit scholar of the 7th century, who is believed to have hailed from this region in India.

The project was initially called the "Dimba Project" in 1956 by the Central Water Commission, New Delhi to be constructed on the Sone River at the confluence of the Sone and Banas Rivers near Shikarganj town 30 km down river from the present site. Later it was shifted to the present site at Deolond. There was an agreement in 1973 between the State Governments of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar for the construction of the dam, in which the states shared the expenditure in the ratio of 2:1:1. The 4 million-acre-feet of water is also shared by the states in the same ratio. The construction work was started in 1978 at original approved cost of Rs. 91.31 crores. The final estimated cost in 1998 was Rs. 1054.96 crores.

Bansagar irrigates an area of 2,490 km² in Madhya Pradesh, 1,500 km²; in Uttar Pradesh and 940 km² in Bihar.

Power generation

It also provides power generation of 425 MW in Madhya Pradesh.

Bansagar Canal Project

The Bansagar Canal Project started in 1978 was handed over to the nation by PM Narendra Modi on 15th July, 2018. Following Canal System, which will utilize water from the Bansagar Reservoir, are in progress as under:
Canal System Length (km) Annual irrigation (ha)
Common Water Carrier 36.57 No direct irrigation
Right Bank Canal 30.80 5059
Bhitari Canal 11.20 2730
Sihawal Canal 75.30 27143
Keoti canal 90.00 45528
Purwa Canal 128.90 74084
Gurh Mauganj Canal 65.00 24654
Teonthar Lift Canal 40.96 14161

Submergence of Bansagar

The land submerged by Bansagar dam at Full Reservoir Level (F.R.L 341.64 m.) is 587.54 km², out of which 40.73 km² is forest land, 175.90 km² revenue land 1.31 km² public land and 369.59 km² private land.

336 villages were submerged by the Bansagar Reservoir: 79 villages are fully submerged and 257 are partially submerged.

Fully submerged villages

The 79 fully submerged villages in Bansagar have been displaced and lost their geographical existence from the map. Some of the historically important villages submerged fully were Ramnagar, Deorajnagar, Baraundha, Markandeya-ghat, Darbar etc. The districts of these submerged and lost villages are as under:

Satna district (50 villages)

Amjhori Dakshin, Baikona No.-2, Bela (Near Remar), Bamhauri (Bimhauri), Barauli, Baikona No.-1, Bara, Barsajaha, Bela Tiwari, Banneh, Chhirahai, Deoraj nagar, Dhol baja, Dala, Daga Kothar, Dighiya Khurd, Garehara, Gurha, Hinauta Khurd (Unumukt), Hinauta Khothar, Itma (Near Deoraj Nagar), Itma (Near Ram Nagar), Jarmani, Jirauha, Kusmaha, Khajura, Khajuri, Kauhara, Kareha bela, Kothar, Karahiya, Kalla Khurd, Kalla Kala, Ladwad No.-1, Ladwad No.-2, Mala Dabar, Mirgauti, Mauhari, Patha, Patehari, Poriya, Parariya, Pipari Dakshin, Rimar, Semariha, Semra, Singhpur, Semariya (Sanaga), Tilokawa kotar Naudhiya, Tikari, khajura

Shahdol district (22 villages)

Bodra, Barundha, Dhanedi Purva, Dhaneda, Dhanedi Pashchim, Dhanedi Vikram, Ghusira, Jamun Darhi, Jhirkona, Kusiara, Karahiya, Karri, Karaundiya Pashchim, Karaundiya Purva, Karaundiya Kothar, Kanbau, Kachhara Tola, Marha, Magaraha, Palwahi, Pahariya, Sonvarsha, Bartona, Riha, Sapta, Jamuni, Odari, Pathrehi, Sarsi, Khadeh

Katni district (6 villages)

Amakola, Doli, Itahara, Kudri, Naubasta, Podi

Umaria district (3 villages)

Darbar, Sahijana, Hinauti, Bholgarh, Chap, Padkhudi