|State||Jammu & Kashmir|
|Elevation||1,582 m (5,190 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Awantipora or Awantipur (Urdu: اونتپورا, Hindi: अवन्तिपुर} is a town and a notified area committee in Pulwama district of the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is situated mid-way between Anantnag and Srinagar cities on National Highway 1A or NH 1A.
Awantipora has a number of ancient Hindu temples built by King Awanti Varman (AD 855- 883) when he chose the site as his capital.
Avantishwar temple located at Jawbrari in the centre of a courtyard surrounded by a colonnaded peristyle is dedicated to Siva on the banks of the River Jhelum (Vitasta). Less than a kilometre away is Avantiswamin temple dedicated to Vishnu. The Vaikunta Vishnu illustrated as frontispiece is said to be found in this temple. The two temples are quite similar structurally. The walls of the entrance are ornamented with sculptured reliefs both internally and externally.
The ruins of temples constructed by Lalitaditya, the Brahmin emperor of Kashmir, are also located in Awantipora.
The temples are located at Archaeological Survey of India.and . They are protected and maintained by the
As of 2001[update] India census, Awantipora had a population of 6,250. Males constitute 59% of the population and females 41%. Awantipora has an average literacy rate of 48%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 78% of the males and 22% of females literate. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Air Force Station, Awantipur
Indian Air Force Station, Awantipur, is situated near Awantipora at Koil about 5 km from Pulwama town.
- Press Trust of India (PTI) (7 January 2014). "Militants, Army troopers exchange fire in Pulwama, none hurt". Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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