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Rannod (रनोद) is a historical Village in Badarwas Tehsil in Shivpuri District of Madhya Pradesh, India.



It belongs to Gwalior Division . It is located 51 KM towards South from District head quarters Shivpuri, 27 KM from Badarwas on Lukwasa-Pichhor Road. Nearby villages: Dagpipari ( 4 KM ) , Pahadakhurd ( 5 KM ) , Tijarpur ( 5 KM ) , Masuri ( 7 KM ) , Moharai ( 7 KM ) are the nearby Villages to Rannod. Rannod is surrounded by Khaniadhana Tehsil towards East , Pichhore Tehsil towards East , Isagarh Tehsil towards South , Kolaras Tehsil towards west . Rannod Pin code is 473781.


Monastery (Khokhaimath) at Ranod is site of a Monuments of National Importance in Madhya Pradesh. It is a double storied building, built of large blocks of stones and large stone slabs, used for roofing given to Saivite Sect, named Mattamayura. It consists of courtyard ,corridor at sides and series of rooms. (C. 10th CAD).[1]

The Khokhai Math of Rannod is a temple in the vicinity of Shivpuri. The traditional and cultural beliefs of Hindus over history have led to the preservation of some ancient places of worship and places of religious significance. Temples from the 6th and 7th century have devotees in the 21st century because of a chain of devotees unbroken since the construction of the temples. The Mahua Shiva Temple, the Terahi Temple and the Siddeshwara Temple amidst numerous other temples in the area were constructed when Kings and Kingdoms ruled the landscape. From a similar era is the Khokhai Math of Rannod, located 65 km outside of Shivpuri. While ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva are a regular occurrence in Shivpuri, the Khokhai Math of Rannod is distinguished from the other temples in the area owing to its location in the midst of a dense forest that is nearly impenetrable. The simple act of laying eyes on a temple from a long lost era is reason enough for a visit. [2]


विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[3] ने लिखा है.... राणोद ग्वालियर ज़िला, मध्य प्रदेश का ऐतिहासिक स्थान है। यह प्राचीन समय में शैवमत का प्रसिद्ध केंद्र था। 10वीं शती ई. के एक अभिलेख से ज्ञात होता है कि राजा अवंतिवर्मन के गुरु 'पुरंदर' द्वारा एक मठ यहाँ बनवाया गया था तथा उसका विस्तार व्योमशिव ने करवाया था। राणोद को इस अभिलेख में 'रानीपद्र' कहा गया है। इस अभिलेख में उल्लिखत मठ वर्तमान 'खोखई मठ' (Khokhaimatha) है।

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