History of Gujarat
Narmada
Narmada
Present Narmada district was independent India’s Deshi Rajwada’s one independent ‘Rajpipla’ Raj, which was dissolved on 9/6/1947 into the Mumbai State of independent India. There is no authentic evidence found on peeping into the grand history of this Rajpipla State and today’s Narmada district, that of when and how this name Rajpipla came. But there is one story that the first throne was made under a ‘Peepal’ tree and due to that ‘Rajpipla’ name was coined.

Similarly, some say that this name came because of the lots of Peepal trees in this region while some say that in ancient times, there was a ‘Tapovan’ of Maharshi Piplod related to ‘Vindhyachal’ in the Sikoy Square on the south bank of Narmada and from that this name was came. But, evidence is there that as this state was a part of ‘Vindhyachal’, the name of this kingdom was ‘Rajgiri’ for some time. Avantika ( Ujjaini ) emperor Vikram’s heir’s Parmar Shri Nandrai, in the beginning of Vikram Samvat 1200, dreamt about establishing a State and due to this, on the southern bank of Narmada, on the border of Dukhmal State came in south – east corner, on the banks of karjan River, founded Nanpur village and established his rule on the surrounding populated area and colonized farmers from the near by villages into uninhabited region.

Devi Harsiddhi was founded. Temple of Shri Mahakal Dharmeshwar was built and Vir Vetal Hanuman was established. A palace was built in Nandpur and one lake was built which, at present, is known as Badha Lake. Nandrai’s lineages ruled and the power was gained in Karnali village came on the opposite bank of Narmada and gave most of the northern part of the Narmada to their own components, Kshatriyas for dwelling. Of them, some five became land lords of some 10 villages. ‘Mahervas’ name was given as the dwelling ( Vas ) was given in compassion. For the protection of this Mahervas at Garudeshwar, a fort was built and place of living for officer and protector was built.
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