Archaelogy and History
Sidhi is a part of Madhya Pradesh. It forms the northeastern boundary of the state. Sidhi is known for its natural environment, historical importance and cultural roots. Sidhi has a number of natural resources with the river Sone draining the district, and with coal deposits which feed major industries across the country.
Located in the area is the Sanjay Tiger Reserve or Sanjay National Park which tells the magnificence of the Lions here. There is also a park – Parsili.
Ghogad Banas Tehsil has the temple of Ghoghra Devi, where a fair is held every year in Navaratri. It is believed that Birbal, one of the nine gems of Akbar, was born here too.
Baanbhatta is believed to have been born in this district’s Bhanwarsen.
1. Palaeolithic Excavations at Sihawal and Baghor
Remains of several tools related to upper palaeolithic age (about 40,000 years ago) have been obtained from Sihawal and Baghor of this district. This region of Son valley has a unique place in area of archaelogical research.
2. Chandreh Saiva temple and Monastary
A Shaiva temple and monastary beloging to 972 AD is situated in Chandreh village of Rampur Naikin, Sidhi. This temple was established by the Guru of Chedi rulers Prabodha Shiva who belonged to Matta Mayura Saiva sect for their spiritual practice and propagation of Saiva siddhanta. A structure adjoining the temple is of a mutt (monastary) which contains two ancient Sanskrit stone inscriptions about construction of the temple. The sect established several such temples among which major temples Kadwaha temple, Ashok Nagar and Survaya temple, Shivpuri. Chandreh Saiva temple is situated near the confluence of River Son and Banas. It is situation at a distance of about 60 km from Parsili Resort.