Hin: दमोह damōha 

‘Two Mouths’ City/District, [Damoa, Damauyo, Damauvanagara] Madhya Pradesh (MP)

From Hin: दोमुँहा dōmum̐hā, ‘two mouths’

A fort was built here in the 14th century with only two points of entry/exit and it was nicknamed ‘Two Mouths’ [Do-muhā] which then became Damauyo/Damoh.

Local legend suggests that the city’s name comes from Damayanti, daughter of Bhima and the wife of King Nal, in the Mahabharata.

Damoh was part of the province (subah) of Malwa during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar. The city has several old sculptures, including those of the Hindu deities Shiva, Parvati, and Vishnu.

The Bade Baba Temple at Kundalpur, 35 km from Damoh city, is a major Jain pilgrimage site.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Madhya Pradesh place names.