Naigarhi is a town and a nagar panchayat in Rewa district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is notable for some monuments built by the Sengar zamindars, who ruled in the area before sovereignty. According to a survey, Naigarhi is one of the oldest inhabited villages in Madhya Pradesh. It was inhabited by the zamindars in the late 17th century. Naigarhi has a sub-divisional revenue office, a Village Municipality, a police station, a Government Hospital, two Government schools and a college.In the late 15th century Naigarhi was a highly forested and non-colonised area. A young prince, called Chattradhari Singh, of the Sengar clan arrived from Ujjain with a small troop of soldiers and his wife, who was bearing an infant son. Myths and folk tales say that before entering Naigarhi, Singh began to construct a fort near to the Asthabhuja temple, two miles away. The walls had been completed when he had a vision of the goddess Ashtabhuja ordering him to build his fort somewhere else. He became confused and prayed to the goddess, asking her to tell him of a proper place where he could build a dignified and invincible fort. That following night he again witnessed the goddess in his dreams explaining him the process of finding the perfect place. She stated that in the dawn he would see a wild hare chased by a wolf, the place where the wolf clasps the hare will be a preferential location and if the wolf fails to catch the hare then he will have to retreat to his home. With the arrival of dawn, the prince dashed outside his tent and saw a hare chased down by a wolf; he followed them on his horse until the wolf grabbed the hare. The prince returned to the spot with his men and over the next 17 months a fort was constructed, mostly of wooden barricades. A dyke was excavated surrounding the fort for protection and a wholesome of bamboo trees were planted to shade it. After some years Chattradhari Singh died. He was succeeded by his son Hathiraj Singh who carried on his work of reconnoitring his family and fort... Read More
As of 2001 India census Nai Garhi had a population of 8767. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Nai Garhi has an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 36%. In Nai Garhi, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The tourism frequency of Naigarhi is very low due to its distance from highways. But still it consists some bewildering scenes of nature. A couple of waterfalls, the most famous one in the small village of Bahuti which is some 5 km away from Naigarhi, the famous Maa Asthabhuja temple, the Naigarhi fort, the symbolically beautiful Panchmandir temple and the iconic view of a typical Indian village can be seen in Naigarhi.