Bagelkhand

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Bagelkhand
बाघेलखंड
Region
India Bagelkhand locator map.svg
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh

Bagelkhand or Baghelkhand is a region and also a mountain range in central India that covers Northeast of Madhya Pradesh and a small area of western Uttar Pradesh (see map to the right). It includes the Madhya Pradesh districts of Rewa, Satna, Shahdol, Sidhi, and Singrauli and Chitrakoot of Uttar Pradesh

Baghelkhand is surrounded by the Indo-Gangetic plains in the north and east ,Bundelkhand in the west and the Vindhya range in the south.

The Baghels, who give their name to the region, are a branch of the Solanki who once ruled in Gujarat and migrated eastward in the 13th century. Vyaghra Dev was the first Solanki ruler who came to this area from Gujarat and established his rule. Bagh is derived from Vyaghra, which is Sanskrit for "Tiger". The descendants of Vyaghra Dev are known as Baghels.[1]

Bagelkhand Agency derived its name from the region.

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  1. ^ http://books.google.ca/books?id=47sfj8DUwNgC&pg=PA247&lpg=PA247&dq=Vyaghra+Deva&source=bl&ots=dbDEqGTEuM&sig=o_qCg_wRLeSe-XdnRC6--8M0v74&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jjg5U72mMu_C0AHhmoBg&ved=0CD0Q6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Vyaghra%20Deva&f=false

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