Hin: दमोह datiyā

‘Crooked Teeth’ City/District, [DantavakraMadhya Pradesh (MP)

From Skt: danta, ‘teeth’; vakra, ‘crooked’

Datia has a legendary association with King Dantavakra  and the city’s name is simply a corruption of the king’s name.

Dantavakra was killed by Krisna in a mace fight after he tried to attack him at Dwarka.

Sri Pitambara Peeth is a complex of Hindu temples and an ashram situated at the entrance to the city.

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