Jabalpur was then known as Tripuri and was represented by Hayahaya rulers. The antiquated Indian epic of Mahabharata has references to his city. Jabalpur turned into a piece of the considerable Mauryan and the Gupta Empires. It later turned into the seat of the Kalchuri tradition. The Marathas held influence over Jabalpur until 1817, when the British wrested it from them and left their impact on the extensive cantonment with its provincial habitations and sleeping quarters.