In the newly formed district Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, the area of Pendra Zamindari was 774 sq. M and there were 225 villages under it. Two brothers named Hindusinh and Chhindusinh lived in the shelter of the King Kalachuri of Ratnapur. He found a bag full of Gold and jewellery on the side of the road, which he gave to the king. The king, pleased with his honesty, gave him Pandara in zamindari prize. This zamindari came into his family with 12 books. Pandarivan means Pandu’s great rise in the lineage of Hindusinh. Within 80 and 100 years, his descendants became the officers of the center, Uparoda, Matin. Even during the rule of Marathas, they continued to consume their landlords till 1798. In 1818, when Colonel Agnew came to be the Superintendent of Chhattisgarh, he handed over the zamindari to the old officer’s descendant Ajit Singh. Pendra Garh was an important center of Pindaris during the Maratha period. There were Pindare bandits in this area, who attacked as far as Ratanpur and Jabalpur. Due to these, this area was called Pindara, which has become Pandra in present day.
Chhattisgarh’s first newspaper, Chhattisgarh Mitra, was published as a monthly magazine in the year 1900 from Pandra in the editing of Pandit Madhavrao Sapre. The district Gaurala-Pendra-Marwahi is famous not only in the state of Chhattisgarh but in the whole of India because of its unique features like quality of rice, tribal cultural background.