Mahakoshal

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Mahakoshal
Historical region of Central India
Madan Mahal Fort
Madan Mahal Fort
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
Established ~1000 CE

Mahakoshal (also Mahakaushal) is a region of central India. Mahakoshal lies in the upper or eastern reaches of the Narmada River valley in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Jabalpur is the largest city in the region. Nimar region lies to the west, in the lower reaches of the Narmada valley. The Vindhya Range forms the northern boundary of the region; north of the Vindhya Range lie the regions of Malwa to the northwest, Bundelkhand to the north, and Bagelkhand to the northeast. Chhatisgarh state lies to the east, and the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state lies to the south across the Satpura Range.

Languages used in the region include Standard Hindi, Gondi, and Marathi. Dynasties that have held the territory include the Gonds Kalchuris, Satavahanas, and Marathas. Cities and districts of the region include Jabalpur, Katni, Narsinghpur, Sagar, Mandla, Satna, and Damoh.