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Western Madhya Pradesh was formerly included in the Avanti Janpad. In the survey of Dewas district fossils and stone tools are found village Pastipura, Palasi, Nemavar etc. upper Paleolithic tools are found village Ghantya kala in Sonkatch Tehsil

The name Dewas is indicator of archaeology in it self. In the middle of Dewas city, the Rock cut Image of Devi Chamunda belonging to 9-10 century A.D. is situated on the Chamunda hill. It's ancient name is Dewas as mentioned in old incriptions. Nagda, Bilavali, Bangar and Ghantykala are Chalcolithic sites. Nikalank village represents the Gupta period site.

Nagda, Bilawali, Nemawar. Sia, Tonkkala, Niklank, Nayata Kala, Karnawad, Dhantalab, Bijwad, Chabara Dhira, Pipalranwa, Ghadhanvarpuri etc. are Parmar sites. Here we found temple remains, Images and archaeological exhibits, Sitavan is an originally Yogini Temple, that was built in Parmar period. Now it is totally ruined out only we found some yogini images.

There are some Rock Cut Images at ChandraKeshar near Village Khedakhal, Rajor near Nemawar and Dewas. Shershah Suri built the mosque of Satwas in sixteenth Century, here we found many beautiful Bawaries belonging to Mughal period. We also find mural paintings in the temples of Dewas city belonging to Maratha period.

List of Archaeology Places in Dewas
PlaceMonument type
Bhonrasa (Sonkatch)Lord Shiva Temple
Bijwad Jain Temple, in ruins, 11-12th Century A.D.- on a hillock near the village
Bijwad Lord Shiva Temple
ChainpurFort
Chaurasia Garh Fort
GandhawalGandharv Sen Temple, 11-12th Century
Gandhawal Jain Temple,Two in a group, in ruins, with large images of Tirthankar Lyingawat
Gandhawal Shitlamata Temple, with collection of old sculptures of 11-12th Century.
Gandhawal Dargah (Tomb) with old carved fragments of 11-12th centuary.
Gandhawal Memorial pillars with illegible inscriptions/
Gandhawal Sati stone - with Hindi inscription, referring name of Sati as HEMLATA
Jamnia (Dewas) Fort
Karnavad Lord Shiva temple called Karmeshwar Mahadev with inscription dated 1218 A.D.
Karnavad Mounds, one is called Vaishya Tekri
Maharani Garh (Dewas ) Fort
Mardana (Dewas) Fort
Nagda (Dewas) Lord Shiva Temple, called Patalesvar Mahadev. underground shrine, 16-17 Century A.D.
Nagda (Dewas) Memorial Pillers, with inscription datable, 17th Century.
Nagda (Dewas) Lord Shiva Temple
Nagda (Dewas) Shitla Mata Temple, with collection of old sculptures
Nagda (Dewas) Mahadev Temple
Nagda (Dewas) Tomb of Pir Macchan with Shahvali , 16th Century
Nagda (Dewas) Mosque
Nagda (Dewas) Step Well
Nagda (Dewas) Mound , according to local belief, Snake sacrifice was performed by King Janamejaya of Mahabharat.
Nemawar Siddheshwar Mahadev Temple, 11-12th Century, Built in the period of Parmar's of Malwa, Panch Marked coins are also found.
Nemawar Lord Shaiva Temples On a hillock, 10th-11th Century
Nemawar Lord Shiva Temple of BHAIRVA
Nilgarh Fort
Okhala Fort
Pal nagar Vaishnava Temple of lord Hanuman, with collection of Old sculptures, 13-14th Century
Pal Nagar Mosque- with inscription
Pipalarawan Temple of Lord Vishnu
Pipalrawan Temple of Lord Shiva
Pipalrawana Sati Stone with inscription dated 1728 A.D.
Pipalrawan Jain Temple
Rajor Temple in ruins
Satwas Fort 16th Century
Satwas Mosque-16th Century
Sonkatch Lord Shiva temple
Sonkatch Mosque Kabrastan ki Maszid
Sonkatch Mosque Phuti Maszid
Sonkatch Mosque Gajapura ki Maszid
Sonkatch Pillar with inscription