||This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. (May 2011)|
|City and district headquarters|
|Named for||Krishna as Teekam|
|• Chairman||Mr.Rakesh Giri
(Member of Bharatiya Janata Party)
|• MLA||Mr. Krishna Kumar Shrivastava
(Member of Bharatiya Janata Party)
|• Mem.of Parlia.||Virendra Kumar
(Member of Bharatiya Janata Party)
|• Total||57 km2 (22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||349.170 m (1,145.571 ft)|
|• Density||1,784/km2 (4,620/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, Bundeli, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Telephone code||91 7683|
|Coastline||0 kilometres (0 mi)|
|Sex ratio||930 ♂/♀|
|Distance from New Delhi||450 kilometres (280 mi) N (land)|
|Distance from Orchha||80 kilometres (50 mi) N (land)|
|Distance from Gwalior||200 kilometres (120 mi) N (land)|
|Distance from Indore||510 kilometres (320 mi) (land)|
Tikamgarh ( टीकमगढ़ ) ( ٹیکمگاڑھ ) is a city and a tehsil in Tikamgarh district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The city serves as a district headquarters. The earlier name of the town was 'Tehri' (i.e. a triangle) consisting of three hamlets, forming a rough triangle. In the Tikamgarh town there is muhalla still known as 'Purani Tehri'. Until Indian independence in 1947, Tikamgarh, formerly called Tehri, was part of the kingdom of Orchha, which was founded in the 16th century by the Bundeli chief Rudra Pratap, who became the first Raja of Orchha. In 1783 the capital of the state was moved to Tehri, about 40 miles south of Orchha, which was home to the fort of Tikamgarh, and the town eventually took the name of the fort. The district is famous for the old fort of Kundar known as Garh Kundar, which was built by Khangars and remained the capital of kshatriya Khangar rulers from 1180 to 1347.
- 1 The origin of name
- 2 History
- 3 General Information
- 4 Demographies
- 5 Transportation
- 6 Geography
- 7 Tourism
- 8 Games and sports
- 9 Places of interest
- 10 Notable peoples
- 11 Education
- 12 Radio and television station
- 13 Banking
- 14 See also
- 15 References
- 16 External links
The origin of name
The district is named after its headquarters, Tikamgarh. The original name of the town was Tihri. In 1783, the ruler of Orchha Vikramajit (1776–1817) shifted his capital from Orchha to Tihri and renamed it Tikamgarh (Tikam is one of the names of Krishna).
The area covered by this district was part of the Princely State of Orchha till its merger with the Indian Union. The Orchha state was founded by Rudra Pratap in 1501. After merger, it became one of the eight districts of Vindhya Pradesh state in 1948. Following the reorganization of states on 1 November 1956 it became a district of the newly carved Madhya Pradesh
Orchha was founded in the 1501 AD, by the Bundela chief, Rudra Pratap Singh, who became the first King of Orchha, (r. 1501-1531) and also built the Fort of Orchha. He died in an attempt to save a cow from a lion. The Chaturbhuj Temple was built, during the time of Akbar, by the Queen of Orchha, while Raj Mandir was built by 'Madhukar Shah' during his reign, 1554 to 1591.
During the rule of Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, his ally, Bir Singh Deo (r. 1605-1627) reigned here, and it was during this period that Orchha reaches its height, and many extant palaces are a reminder of its architectural glory, including Jahangir Mahal (b. ca 1605) and Sawan Bhadon Mahal.
In the early 17th century, Raja Jujhar Singh rebelled against the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, whose armies devastated the state and occupied Orchha from 1635 to 1641. Orchha and Datia were the only Bundela states not subjugated by the Marathas in the 18th century. The town of Tehri, presently Tikamgarh, about 52 miles (84 km) south of Orchha, became the capital of Orchha state in 1783, and is presently the district town; Tehri was the site of the fort of Tikamgarh, and the town eventually took the name of the fort.
Hamir Singh, who ruled from 1848 to 1874, was elevated to the style of Maharaja in 1865. Maharaja Pratap Singh (born 1854, died 1930), who succeeded to the throne in 1874, devoted himself entirely to the development of his state, himself designing most of the engineering and irrigation works that were executed during his reign. In 1901, the state had an area of 2,000 sq mi (5,200 km2), and population of 52,634. It was the oldest and highest in rank of all the Bundela states, with a 17-gun salute, and its Maharajas bore the hereditary title of First of the Prince of Bundelkhand. Vir Singh, Pratap Singh's successor, merged his state with the Union of India on January 1, 1950. The district became part of Vindhya Pradesh state, which was merged into Madhya Pradesh state in 1956. Today Orchha is almost a nondescript town with a small population, and its importance is maintained only due to its rich architectural heritage and tourism.
As of 2011[update] India census, Tikamgarh had a population of 1,01,786. (Including Nearest Villages) Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Tikamgarh has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 60%. In Tikamgarh, 15% of the population is under six years old.
- Rajendra District Hospital.
- Rai Surgical Hospital.
- Govind Sai Maternity Home.
- Matratwya Nursing Home.
- Seva Nursing Home.
- Shriram Nursing Home
- Life line Nursing Home.
- Sudha Sevalaya Nursing Home.
Tikamgarh is a city in the central India state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Tikamgarh District. It is nearby to the border of U.P.Tikamgarh, situated towards the west to the centre of plateau of Bundelkhand is surrounded by district Jhansi of UP in the north and Lalitpur(UP) in the west and south. So Tikamgarh is covered more by the parts of UP than that of MP. Towards its east, district Chattarpur is situated. People of Tikamgarh have constant and regular interaction with the cities of UP namely Jhansi and Lalitpur for their daily affairs.
Tikamgarh has the biggest Bus Stand of Madhya Pradesh.
- About 20,000 of vehicles are running on Tikamgarh city roads including light and heavy vehicles.
- There are daily service of buses for every part of state.
- Highways Passing from Tikamgarh Are, NH-12A, SH-37, SH-10.
- Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Bus Stand Daily service of Buses for New Delhi, Lalitpur, Nagpur, Kanpur, Indore, Bhopal, Jhansi, Gwalior, Jabalpur are also there.
The construction of railway line to Tikamgarh has been completed in 2012.On 26 April 2013 was connected with railway services. The rail services begun from Lalitpur(Uttar Pradesh) to Tikamgarh and was started under the Lalitpur-Singrauli Rail Project.The first train to travel between the two stations was Tikamgarh-Jhansi(Uttar Pradesh) passenger train. The train was sanctioned between the two stations in the Rail Budget of 2012-13. The railway line between Tikamgarh and Lalitpur rail route is 52 kilometer long. Union Minister Pradeep Jain flagged off the train at Lalitpur station
The city has good nature Beauty with many parks & lakes which surrounds the city from every directions
- Mahendra Sagar (Bada Talab).
- Sail Sagar.
- Vrandavan Talab (Jhir ki Baghiya).
- HanumanSagar Talab.
- Maharajpura Tal.
- Rajendra Park (Central Park) inaugurated by Dr. Rajendra Prasad First President Of India .
- Subhash chandra Bose Park.
- Shaan-E-Park TKG.
- Chandra Shekhar Ajad Park.
- Children Park Civil line .
Tikamgarh District have many tourist places:
- Orchha, Famous for Ramraja Temple.
- Kundeshwar, Famous for Lord Shiva temple.
- Baldeogarh, Baldeogarh ki TOP (तोप) is famous in Bundelkhand.
Games and sports
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The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has their training centre & Hostel situated here, facilitating Hockey & Softball.
- All India veer singh ju dev hockey tournament
- Noor Mohammad memorial football tournament(najarbaag)
- Night cricket tournament (narbnajaag)
- Night basketball tournament (najarbaag)
List of clubs
- Bright club
- Sai center
Places of interest
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(Within 10 km)
- Nazarbaugh Mandir and Dargah
- Jhir ki Baghiya
- Roraiya Mandir
- Hanuman Chalisa
- Shani Mandir (Mamaun Pahari)
- Siddh Khaan
- Madkhera For(Surya Mandir)
- Jain Temples of Ahar ji & Papaura Ji
- Picnic Point Restaurant
Tikamgarh has many schools & colleges that causes migration of students from different parts of the district.
- Govt. Polytechnic College Dhonga Road.
- Govt. Agriculture College, Kundeshwar road.
- Govt. Veerangna avanti Bai Girls college, Jail Road.
- Govt. P.G. College.
- Basic Training Institute, Kundeshwar.
- School for the cultivation of fine Arts, Music and Dancing.
- Govt. Devendra Sanskrit Vidyalaya, Tikamgarh.
- Govt. Excellence School No.1 & No.2.
- Jawahar Navodaya vidyalaya, Kundeshwar.
- Kendriya vidyalaya, In front of Collectorate Tikamgarh
- Pushpa higher sec. school Tikamgarh - Christian school.
- Sardar Singh Smriti Shikha Mahavidhyalay
- I.C.E. institute of computer education.
- GPITM Computer Institute for PGDCA & DCA.
- Sharp computer centre for BCA & PGDCA.
- Unique computer centre for BCA, PGDCA & DCA
- Shiva computer academy for BCA & PGDCA.
- Dream World School
- Daffodil's school.
- Shri Mahavir Bal Sanskar higher sec school. Jhansi.
- Maharshi vidya mandir kundeshwar road.
- Angel Abode Public School, Jhansi Road.
- Hope Academy, Jhansi Road
- Saroj Convent Higher Secondary School
Apart from these schools and colleges, there are many B.Ed colleges and coaching institutes running in Tikamgarh.
Radio and television station
Many Govt. & Private banks are working in Tikamgarh.
|Bank||No. of Branches||No.of ATMs|
|State Bank of India||3||12|
|Central Bank of India||1||1|
|Union Bank of India||1||1|
|Punjab National Bank||1||1|
|Bank of Baroda||1||1|
|Bank of India||1||1|
|Madhya bharat gramin bank (Regional Office)||4||-|
- . Literacy rate. Retrieved 08 Aug 2010.
- Orchha Tikamgarh district Official website.
- .co.uk/personalisation/PHO000430S21U00011000 Mausoleum of Raja Rudra Pratap British Library.
- Orchha British Library.
- Genealogy of Orchha
- Raj Mandir British Library.
- Swan Bhadon Palace, Orcha British Library.
- Orchha state The Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1909, v. 19, p. 241.
- "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.
- "Govt. Veerangna avanti Bai Girls college". Retrieved 6 February 2014.