District Administration Morenachambal

Sihoniya (The capital of the Kachwahas)

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Sihoniya is a Village in Ambah Tehsil in Morena District of Madhya Pradesh State, India. It belongs to Chambal Division . It is located 32 KM towards East from District head quarters Morena. 17 KM from Ambah. 442 KM from State capital Bhopal Sas-Bahu Abhilekh reflects that Suhoniya known as Sihoniya today was the capital of Kushwahas.

The Kachwaha kingdom was established in the 11th century between 1015 to 1035 A.D. The Kachwaha king Kirtiraj got a "Shiv Temple erected at Sihoniya. This temple is known as the "Kakan Math" It stand on a spot two miles away from Sihoniya in the north west of Distt. Morena. It is said that Kakanmath was built by king KirtiRaj to fulfill the will of Queen Kakanwati. It is 115 ft. high and is built in the Kajurho style.

Jain Temples : Sihoniya is a holy place of the Jains. In the east of the village, there are the ruins of the Jain temples of the 11th century A.D. In these temples there are statues of the Tirthankars such as Shantinath, Kunthnath, Arahanath, Adinath, Parshvnath and others. The main temple has three statues : Shantinath, Kunthnath and Arhanath of 10 to 15 ft. in height. They are of 11th century A.D



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