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scattered at a number of places including Garh Kudar, Prithvipur, Mohangarg, Orchha, Lidhoura, Digora, Barana, Baldeogarh and Tikamgarh town. The remnants suggest that the district had a rich and glorious past. The district of Tikamgarh previously used to be a part of the vast empires successively ruled by the Mauryas, the Sungas and the imperial Guptas. It was during the first quarter of ninth century A.D. that Mannuka founded a new dynasty; the Chandella dynasty
in this area. Tikamgarh along with Khajuraho and Mahoba formed part of extensive Chandella Kingdom.
The Tikamgarh district was also held by the Khangras, especially around Garh Kundar and the rise in power of the Bundelas in this region led to the downfall of the Khangras. The Orchha records give an account of the descent of the Bundela Kingdom of Orchha from Garh Kudar chiefs of Benaras Hemkaran, also called Pancham Bundela.
The present district of Tikamgarh is situated in the northern parts of the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. The Tikamgarh district takes its name from the headquarters town as Tihri, in Orchha state. In the year 1783, Raja Vikramajit moved his capital from Orchha town to Tihri and renamed it as Tikamgarh; however it was officially recognised in the year 1887. The name of this district is also said to be adapted in the hour of Lord Krishna
; 'Tikam' being one of the appellations of the Lord. This district forms the north-western parts of Sagar District and it lies on the Bundelkhand Plateau between the Jamni, a tributary of Betwa River and Dhasan River.
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