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Mauganj is a small town and a nagar panchayat in Rewa district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Mauganj was the capital of Mau. Mau was a principality before the capture of Rewa. The Rajas of Mau were of the Sengar (Sengar are a clan of Rajput). It is notable for monuments built by the Sengar, who ruled in the area before sovereignty. Bagheli is the regional language of Mauganj. The place is famous for waterfalls.

Bahuti waterfall
Bahuti waterfall
Mauganj is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Mauganj is located in India
Mauganj (India)
Coordinates: 24°41′N 81°53′E / 24.68°N 81.88°E / 24.68; 81.88Coordinates: 24°41′N 81°53′E / 24.68°N 81.88°E / 24.68; 81.88
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Rewa
Elevation 313 m (1,027 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 26,420
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 486331 [1]
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration MP


Mauganj is located at 24°41′N 81°53′E / 24.68°N 81.88°E / 24.68; 81.88.[2] It has an average elevation of 313 metres (1026 feet). Mauganj is 65 km from Rewa, and villages Panni, Dhera, Barahata,Pakara Pande, Khatkhri, Padar, Nandanpur.

Some sites of religious significance around Mauganj are:

  • Mahadev Temple in Devatalab (17 km from Mauganj).
  • Asht Bhuji temple
  • Hanuman Mandir and Alopan Mandir

Tourist places-

  • Bahuti Waterfall (Bahuti jalprapat 14km)
  • Belauhi Waterfall at Belauhikubran near Shahpur (37km)


As of 2001 India census,[3] Mauganj had a population of 22,989. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mauganj has an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 41%. In Mauganj, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.