Katni is located in the central part of Madhya Pradesh with the headquarters at Katni town. It is one of the district of Jabalpur division.
Katni is conglomeration of culture from three different cultural states viz. Mahakausal, Bundelkhand, and Baghelkhand. There are three different stories which reveals why Katni is called Mudwara.
Katni junction is having half circular Mode (turn) from wagon yard. So people call it “Mudwara”.
Another story is that there was a village call Modwar that has been given as a reward of bravery for cutting Mud (heads). A similar story is about the British government used to cut heads of Baggies and Plunderers, and hang them in squares to afraid people of doing crimes.