Madhya Bharat

Location of Madhya Bharat in India, 1951

Indian state in west-central India, created on 28 May 1948 from twenty-five princely states which until 1947 had been part of the Central India Agency, with Jiwajirao Scindia as its Rajpramukh.

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Major city in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh; it lies in northern part of the state and is one of the Counter-magnet cities.

Coin of the Alchon Huns king Mihirakula, who ruled in Gwalior circa 520 CE.
The Maharaja of Gwalior Before His Palace c. 1887 CE.
Jain statues at Siddhachal Caves inside Gwalior Fort.
The Maan Mandir Palace at Gwalior Fort.
Map of the city, ca 1914
A King George VI stamp of 1949, inscribed 'GWALIOR'
Sambhar at Gandhi Zoological Park (Gwalior zoo)
The town hall situated at Maharaj Bada
Gwalior Junction
Tomb of Tansen
Captain Roop Singh Stadium
Girls Hostel, IIITM Gwalior
Front view of Madhav Institute of Technology & Science, Gwalior
Statue of Madhav Rao Scindia at MITS, Gwalior
ITM GOI Gwalior
Gwalior Fair
traffic outside Deen Dayal City mall
Jiwaji Chowk at Gwalior
view of Gwalior Fort from the Old city
Gwalior fort front side view
Rock cut images of the Tirthankaras.
The view of scindia palace from the fort
view of Gujri Mahal and nearby areas from Gwalior Fort
Jai Vilas Palace
Gaus Mohammad tomb
Sun Temple
Tighra Dam
Statue Guarding Entrance to Gujari Mahal
One of the Seven Gates of the Gwalior Fort
Gujari Mahal, now a museum, inside Gwalior Fort
Sas-Bahu Ka Mandir at Gwalior Fort
Former central press at Gwalior
Beautiful Chinese hand craft work on the walls of Gwalior Fort
Former Vidhan Sabha when Gwalior was capital of Madhya Bharat
Tomb of Mohammad Ghauz

Gwalior was the winter capital of the state of Madhya Bharat which later became a part of the larger state of Madhya Pradesh.


Most populous and the largest city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

An early Gupta era inscription from ancient India. This is a photograph of a personal copy of plates published by John Fleet in 1888, with Inscriptions of the Early Gupta Kings And Their Successors, as a part of the Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum series, Vol. 3
Manufacturing of corrugated paper
Nicotine playing at 'Pedal to the Metal', TDS, Indore, in 2014
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport
The Indore Junction eastern entrance
The Indore Junction western entrance
Indore BRTS
Main Building of The Daly College, founded in 1870, one of the oldest boarding schools in India
HH Maharaja Sir Jayaji Rao Scindia of Gwalior State, General Sir Henry Daly (Founder of The Daly College), with British officers and Maratha nobility (Sardars, Jagirdars & Mankaris) in Indore, Holkar State, c. 1879.
Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Rajwada palace
Lalbagh Palace
The Yeshwant Club, established in 1934
Kashirao (Dada Saheb) Holkar KCSI (Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India), the elder brother of Maharaja Tukojirao Holkar II, receiving public recognition by the Viceroy, Lord Canning, in open durbar on 14 January 1861
Tukoji Rao Holkar II, Indore, from a drawing by Mr. W. Carpenter, Jun.," from the Illustrated London News, 1857
Tukoji Rao Holkar III, The Maharaja of Indore (1890-1978) by James Lauder, London
Investiture of His Highness The Maharaja Yeshwant Rao II Holkar Bahadur of Indore 9 May 1930
National Science Day celebrated at RRCAT on 25th and 26th February 2017
Lord Hanuman Statue at Pitra Parvat
thumb|Ahilyabai Holkar 1996 stamp of India

Indore served as the capital of the Madhya Bharat from 1950 until 1956.

States and union territories of India

Federal union comprising 28 states and 8 union territories, for a total of 36 entities.

Administrative divisions of India in 1951

Madhya Bharat (formerly Central India Agency),

Madhya Pradesh

State in central India.

Physical map of Madhya Pradesh village Tumen Ashoknagar
Matang was completely developed and manufactured by Vehicle Factory Jabalpur
Woman harvesting wheat, Raisen district
Performing Mallakhamba
Holkar Stadium in Indore.
Mesolithic rock painting, Bhimbetka rock shelters, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kandariya Mahadeva Temple, Khajuraho
Bateshwar temple complex, Padavli, Morena
Chausath Yogini Temple, Mitavli, Morena
Sahastra Bahu Temples, Gwalior Fort
Teli ka Mandir, Gwalior Fort
Shiva Temple in Bhojpur
Lakshmi Temple, Orchha
Brahma statue with various deities at Amarkantak.
Gwalior Fort, Gwalior
Gwalior Fort
Langur monkey (Semnopithecus dussumieri), Orchha
Tigress with cubs in Kanha Tiger Reserve
Tickell's blue flycatcher, Bandhavgarh National Park
Vultures in the nest, Orchha
Male nilgais fighting, Lakeshwari, Gwalior district
Narmada River
Son River, Umaria district, MP, India
The River Narmada flows through a gorge of marble rocks in Bhedaghat, Jabalpur
The Shri Ram Ghat on the Shipra River in Ujjain
Betwa in the Ashoknagar District of Madhya Pradesh
Children in Raisen district, Bhil tribe
Shepherds in Chambal
A young farmer in Umaria district
Young Baiga women
Bagh Print Traditional hand block print craft in Bagh.
A man playing flute in Orchha, with a white tilak on his forehead, and holy saffron-coloured clothes.
Sand sculpture by Sudarshan Pattnaik at Bandrabhan near Hoshangabad
Rajiv Gandhi Technical University's main gate
IIM Indore's aerial panoramic view
St. Aloysius Senior Secondary School, Jabalpur, established in the year 1868 is among the oldest schools in India

In 1956, this state was reorganised and its parts were combined with the states of Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh and Bhopal to form the new Madhya Pradesh state, the Marathi-speaking Vidarbha region was removed and merged with the Bombay State.

Vindhya Pradesh

Former state of India.

1951 map of India. Vindhya Pradesh is shown in the centre.
Vindhya Pradesh 1950-56 Map
1951 map of India. Vindhya Pradesh is shown in the centre.

It lays between Uttar Pradesh to the north and Madhya Pradesh to the south, and the enclave of Datia, which lay a short distance to the west, was surrounded by the state of Madhya Bharat.


Historical region of west-central India occupying a plateau of volcanic origin.

Ceramic goblet of the Malwa culture from Navdatoli, Malwa, 1300 BCE.
Coin showing Karttikeya and Lakshmi (Ujjain, circa 150–75 BC)
Rani Roopmati Pavilion at Mandu, built by Miyan Bayezid Baz Bahadur (1555–62)
Sculpture of a Holkar courtier from Fort Ahilya.
Malwa (central India, in yellow), as depicted in the Ostell's New General Atlas, 1814
The Vindhya Range marks the southern boundary of the plateau, and is the source of many rivers of the region.
The Sambhar is one of the most common wild animals found in the region.
A girl from the Gadia Lohars nomadic tribe of Marwar, cooking on the outskirts of a village in Ratlam district
Children in an opium field in Malwa
A Maratha-styled sculpture from Maheshwar
Typical countryside near Mhow during the monsoon season
The Vijay Balla ("Victory Bat") made out of concrete with names of the players of the Indian team who won the test series against England (1971) and West Indies(1972)
Mandu Valley
Maheshwar Fort (exterior)
Maheshwar Fort (interior)

Politically and administratively, it is also synonymous with the former state of Madhya Bharat which was later merged with Madhya Pradesh.

Jiwajirao Scindia

Indian prince and government official.

The Maharaja of Gwalior, c. 1940
Jivajirao Scindia as a child; Hand-coloured photograph, c. 1930
Jivajirao on a 1942 half anna coin.

He also served as the rajpramukh (governor) of the state of Madhya Bharat until 1956.

Dewas district

District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Basaltic columns at Kavadia hills
Tehsils of Dewas district

After India's independence in 1947, the Rajas of Dewas acceded to India, and their states were integrated into Madhya Bharat, which became a state of India in 1950.

Shivpuri district

District of Madhya Pradesh state of India.

Madhav Chauk
Madhav National Park
Tourist Village Shivpuri
Chhatari (Shivpuri) a memorials
Chhatari (Tank)
Do Batti Chauraha, Shivpuri
Ban Ganga Dham Shivpuri
Mohineshwar Dham Mandir, Shivpuri
Nagada Ghar
Chintaharan Mandir
Chhatari (interior)
Bhadaiya Kund, Shivpuri
Mohineshwar Dham Mandir
Shiv Temple on Chatari Road, Shivpuri, M.P.
Shanti Nath Jinalaya
Bhadaiya Kund (main view)
Ban Ganga Dham Temple (front) Shivpuri

Shivpuri District became part of the new state of Madhya Bharat, which was merged into Madhya Pradesh in 1956.


Administrative title in India which existed from India's independence in 1947 until 1956.

Gopalaswami Ayyangar, Minister for States, Addressing the Rajpramukhs' Conference in New Delhi on 16 March 1952.

In 1948 the Maharaja of Gwalior signed a covenant with the rulers of the adjoining princely states to form a new state known as Madhya Bharat.