This district is named after the city of Mahoba. Mahoba (25"18'N. 79"53'E.) is one of the few cities in Uttar Pradesh that has played a leading role in the annals of Rajputs. It is associated in its rise and fall of the Chandella Rajputs who ruled over 'Jejjak-bhukti' (Modern Bundelkhand) from 9th to 14th Century A.D. Mahoba is situated at the foot of a low granite hill called Gorakh-giri or 'Gokhar', an offshoot of the Vindhyas.
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