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About Gwalior

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orar Cantonment is situated in Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh. Gwalior is the city of Madhya Pradesh. Suraj Sen of the 8th Century AD, who was cured from a deadly disease by a saint Gwalipa, founded the city and named it after Saint Gwalipa as “Gwalior”. Over the centuries Gwalior has been associated with warrior kings, poets, musicians and saints. Mahmud of Gajni, Malik Bahauddin Tughlaq, Mohommad Ghori, the Tomars - Udhwaradev, Vikaramdev, Dungrandra Singh, and Mansingh, Ibrahim Lodi, the Scindias, Tatya Tope, Rani of Jhansi and music maestro Tansen are some of the names associated with the history of Gwalior. Morar was formerly a British Military Cantonment. During the revolt of 1857, Morar is known for one of the place for uprising in the Central India. The fortress of Gwalior was restored to the Scindias in 1886, and thus the military troops were withdrawn to Jhansi. The Scindias reigned the regions of Gwalior. After Independence, Gwalior, Indore and Malwa and other small states constituted Madhya Bharat. In 1956 the State of Madhya Pradesh was formed after merging Madhya Bharat, Vindhya, Bhopal and Maha Koshal. Gwalior is famous for its fort with several Hindu temples. Rock cut sculptures of Jain remains at Gwalior exists alongside the fort. Gwalior has three different regions – Old town, Lashkar and Morar. Morar is about 5 Kms from the Old town towards the east. Morar is also recongnised as a green region of Gwalior as it has many farm lands in a rural set up comprising fourteen villages. National Bird of India – the Peacock, (‘Mor’ in Hindi) are found in plenty in this region and thus the name “Morar”.