Narsinghpur district (also referred to Narsimhapur district) is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The town of Narsinghpur is administrative headquarters of the district.
The district has an area 5,125.55 km². The district is part of the Jabalpur Division. It is bounded on the north by Sagar and Damoh districts, on the east by Jabalpur District, on the southeast by Seoni District, on the south by Chhindwara District, on the west by Hoshangabad District, and on the northwest by Raisen District. The administrative seat is Narsinghpur.
The district sits in the basin of the Narmada River. The Vindhya Range skirts the northern end of the district. The Satpura Range forms the district’s southern boundary. It is located between 220 55’ and 230 15’ north latitude, and 780 38’ and 790 38’ east longitudes. It has an average elevation of 359.8 m above mean sea level.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Narsinghpur District was in the domain of the Maratha Bhonsle Maharajas of Nagpur,and was known as “Gadaria Kheda”.Soon a Jat Leader Occupied the place and built a large temple of Lord Narsingh on it. This led to the city to be named as Narsinghpur. Later this district was ceded to the British Raj in 1818. Narsinghpur District was part of the Nerbudda (Narmada) Division of the Central Provinces and Berar, which became the state of Madhya Bharat (later Madhya Pradesh) after India’s independence in 1947.
During the 18th century this temple was constructed by Jat Sardars and plane statue of Lord Narsimha, as a human avatar of Lord Vishnu having a lion’s head. This is situated at District H.Q. This temple got its importance as the district’s nomenclature hails from here only.
Barman is situated at mani Sagar N.H. 26 & 24, and 12 kilometres (7 mi) away from Kareli railway station, and the bank of river Narmada. Lord Brahma’s Yagya shala, Rani Durgawati temple, Elephant gate and Varahas statue are places of tourist interest there. The Narmada River flows in seven strains. It flows on the occasions of Makar Sankranti to Basant Panchami. Mela has been arranged in which District Administration also takes part. Also organized are different stalls of the district Govt. Depot. This exhibition has the display of the Agriculture Depot, co-operative, education, and health. Different beneficial schemes information and achievement have shown throes which people get benefit out of this exhibition, and also avail the district out of 20% on different sale items.
Jhoteshwar (Paramhanshi ganga Ashram)
On the route of Mumbai – Hawrah Central railway track 15 km (9 mi) from Sridham railway station on the central railway track of Mumbai – Hawrah. There is a naturally rich, very gorgeous temple of golden Raj- Rajeshwari tripur sundari.
There are Jhoteshwar temple, Lodheshwar temple, Hanuman tekari, rock, Shivling made up of slohutic. It is a place when Jagatguru Shankaracharya joytesh & Dwarkadish pithadheshwar Saraswati Maharaj meditate and worship. On the Basant Panchami occasion, there are 7 days of Mela organized.
It is situated 3 km (2 mi) from Gadarwara railway. The station is on the central railway’s Itarsi–Jabalpur track. One huge Shivling is there, which found one small Shivling inside it.
Fort of Chauragharh
The fort is 19 km (12 mi) from Gadarwara railway. The station of a very ancient time, now only remains this fort which was built by Genha dynasty’s King, Gond, Sangram Shah in the 15th century. One Narsinghpur district near Barheta village Nonia is also a place having archaeological importance. Here six big statues are then inside parkota, which is known as Pandav, math/ statue.
National Festival Mela in the remember of Rudra Pratap Singh: Manegaon which is situated 25 km (16 mi) from District H.Q. on Narsinghpur road. There every year from Republic day onwards, a Mela is organized. It is one week’s fate in which state-level tournaments of Kabdadi, volleyball, Kho-Kho, Dos ball are organized. It includes folksongs, and Choupad also, which is organized at District level.
Manegaon is also the residence of Ex Forest Minister of Madhya Pradesh cabinet Late Shri Thakur Shashi Bhushan Singh Ji who is also remembered as one of the most prominent politicians of the district and state.