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Arni is a taluka place in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra State in India. It is situated on the bank of Arunavati River. State highway no. 3 (Nagpur-Tuljapur) is passes from Arni, and hence city gets unusual importance.
Arni (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is one of the 288 constituencies of Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha and one of the seven which are located in Yavatmal district. It is reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidate. It is a part of Chandrapur (Lok Sabha constituency) with adjoining Chandrapur district along with five other Vidhan Sabha assembly constituencies viz. Rajura(SC), Chandrapur(SC), Ballarpur and Warora from Chandrapur district and Wani from Yavatmal district.
This city has big grain market. Food grains like wheat, Jowar, Pulses, Groundnut,etc. are having huge demand in the market. Market always get flooded with grains from nearby towns such as Anji(N), Jawala, Tivranga, Sawali and cities like Yavatmal, Akola, Amravati, Nagpur, Adilabad, Hyderabad,etc. It is better known for its cotton. Nagpur to Tulzapur state highway route passes through Kalamb, Yavatmal, Arni, Umarkhed etc.
Arni is also major center for education having well equipped with school and colleges like S.M.D.Bharati high school, S.M.D. Bharti girls high school, S.M.D. Bharti jr. College of science, commerce & arts, S.M.D. Bharti B.Sc, B.Com, & B.A college,Giri's KIDZEE Preschool, HAZRAT BABA KAMBALPOSH urdu high school, Hafiz Baig urdu jr. College, Shahid Bhagatsingh High school, Shahid bhagatsingh jr. College of science, Deorao Patil Shinde jr. College, Deorao Patil Kanya school, Narayanleela English Medium School, Sunrise nursury and convent, Prabhakiran English Medium Primary School, And IGM computer education is the most important centre of computer education in Arni. there is big lab of computers.
Arni is a unique example of unity between Hindu and Muslim. The Kambalposh baba dargah sharif and darga mandir is situated at the bank of Arunavati river (the name Arni came from Arunavati river). Shankarpat is one of the main attractions of the fair, where around 200 villagers (with their pair of bulls) get participated for prestigious prize but now it has been stopped due to the government act.
Urs of Hazrat BABA KAMBALPOSH R.A. is very famous which is celebrated annually on 5 to 10 Feb.
Mahur one of the worshiped places of Hindu situated just 33km from the city.