Sagar District,Madhya Pradesh

Sagar District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The town of Sagar serves as its administrative center.

The district has an area of 10,252 km², and a population of 2,021,783 (2001 census), a 23% increase from its 1991 population of 1,646,198. Sagar is bounded by Lalitpur District of Uttar Pradesh state to the north, and the Madhya Pradesh districts of Chhatarpur to the northeast, Damoh to the east, Narsinghpur to the south, Raisen to the southwest, Vidisha to the west, and Ashoknagar to the northwest. Sagar district is dominated by Sonis, Jains and Yadavs.

As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Madhya Pradesh (out of 50), after Indore and Jabalpur.

The ancient Indian kingdom of Chedi had its capital as “Suktimati”, which is located in Sagar in contemporary times. History of Sagar District was not known before 1022 A.D., after that all the records are available.Firstly, Sagar was under the rule of Ahir Rajas and their capital was at “Garhpehra”. in 1660 A.D. Udenshah founded the present Sagar Town.[4] Sagar owes its importance to having been made the capital of the Maratha governor Govind Pant Bundele who established himself here in 1735. By a treaty concluded with the Maratha Peshwa in 1818, at the conclusion of the Third Anglo-Maratha War, the greater part of the present district was made over to the British. The town became the capital of the Saugor and Nerbudda Territories, then attached to the North-Western Provinces. The Saugor and Nerbudda Territories later became part of the Central Provinces (afterwards Central Provinces and Berar) and Sagar District was added to Jabalpur Division. During the Revolt of 1857 the whole district was in the possession of the rebels, except the town and fort, in which the British were shut up for eight months, until relieved by Sir Hugh Rose. The rebels were totally defeated and British rule restored by March 1858.
Places of interest
Dayasagar Ji Mararaj Nemingar Jain Tirth
Neminagar Jain Tirth is in Banda tehsil located 30 km from Sagar on National Highway NH-86. It was built in the name of Aacharya Shri 108[clarification needed] Nemisagar ji maharaj by the blessings of his disciple aacharya 108 shri dayasagar ji maharaj. This temple has one choubisi (24 tirthankars god on 24 different altar) one levitated trikal choubisi (Lords of time passes, the time now and time to be) and a navagraha mandir (Lords of nine planets).
Makronia, Sagar
A former Dr H S Gour University started from Makronia’s SAF Campus so many Historic event is connected through makronia, This region is developing as the suburban region near Sagar city. It is just 5 km away from city. It has its separate railway station. It has the biggest hotel of Sagar the 3 star Paradise hotel, many CBSE and MP board schools as well as government engineering college. many army bases are located in makronia. Also makronia Nagar Palika, there are many Engineering Colleges in Makronia, as there’s shortage of space in the City the development is moving towards Makronia Region.
Notable personalities

  • Richa Tiwari : Actress, Anchor, Radio Jockey, Director and Theater Artist.
  • Mukesh Tiwari – Actor
  • Govind Namdev, Director..
  • Dr. Harisingh Gour – Founder of Sagar University also called Dr. Harisingh Gaur University, famous lawyer, jurist, educationists, social reformer, poet, and novelist and member of constitutional assembly.
  • Nathuram Premi (1881–1960). Writer, publisher, poet, editor, linguist and intellectual in the field of Jainism and Hindi literature. Born in the city of Deori.
  • Pandit Ravishankar Shukla (2 August 1877 – 31 December 1956) – born in sagar, first Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh state
  • Ashok “Mizaj” (23 January 1957)Shayar: Hindi-Urdu ghazal
  • Vithalbhai Patel – Poet, lyricist, Former Minister and Social Worker