Datia is the capital of the Datia County in north-central Madhya Pradesh, a province of Central India. It is an ancient city, mentioned in the Mahabharata ruled by King Dantavakra. Datia is located near Gwalior and on the border of Uttar Pradesh. The empire was founded in 1549. Rao Bhagwan Rao, 1st Rao of Datia and Baroni 1626/1656, inherited Datia and Baroni from his father, Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha in 1626, and founded his own country. It was ruled by the Bundela Rajputs until 1947.
Datia is best known for Pitambara Peeth, a famous shaktipitha found at the entrance to Datia. The site includes the Bagalamukhi Devi Temple and the Dhumavati Mai Temple, founded by Shri Golokwasi Swamiji Maharaj. Vankhandeshwar, the Mahabharat period temple of King Shiva, is also here.
Its total area is 2902 km2.
There are 4 villages in total in Datia.
There are 735 villages in the region.
There are 2 cities in total in this region.
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