Arvi, Wardha

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Arvi
आर्वी
City
Arvi is located in Maharashtra
Arvi
Arvi
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°35′N 79°08′E / 20.59°N 79.14°E / 20.59; 79.14Coordinates: 20°35′N 79°08′E / 20.59°N 79.14°E / 20.59; 79.14
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Wardha
Elevation 828 m (2,717 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 42,822
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 442201
Telephone code 07157
Vehicle registration MH32

Arvi is a City and a municipal council in Wardha district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Geography[edit]

Arvi is located at 20°35′N 79°08′E / 20.59°N 79.14°E / 20.59; 79.14.[1] It has an average elevation of 328 metres (1075 feet). Arvi is an important centre for the cotton and soybean trade. The closest airport from Arvi is Nagpur Airport situated at 100 kilometres and the closest Railway Station From Arvi is Pulgoan Junction situated at 35 kilometres.

Arvi is also called the city of Joy,[citation needed] Tension free city.[citation needed] Arvi is also called the City of Saints.[citation needed] Saint Maybai, Saint Pandurang Maharaj, Saint Lahanuji Maharaj( Takarkheda) are the prominent ones having their own followers spread across the Vidarbha region.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census, Arvi had a population of 42,822: 21,956 males (51%) and 20,864 females {49%). There are 5,836 members of Scheduled Castes and 2,123 of Scheduked Tribes.[2] Arvi has a literacy rate of 90.6%, higher than the national average. Many educationist has contributed to this literacy rate and Arvi follows the progressive thinking for which Maharashtra is known for in India. Krishak Education Society and Bharat education society has its network of Schools and colleges in Arvi taluka along with historical Gandhi Vidyalaya and Z.P.Girls highschool and Kannamwar High school providing quality education. Arvi is one the town having a library containing more than 1 lac books i.e. 'Lokamanya Vachnalaya'. Which is one of the centers carrying out cultural and social activities like wise conferences, talks of eminent personalities in various field and domains.

History[edit]

Arvi is also known for its British time rail "Shakuntla Express".

Arvi ghee (clarified butter) is famous in Vidarbha region and is sold across region. There is lake named "Sarangpuri" created by Britishers in 1907 AD. The specialty of this is,water is supplied to entire town without motor by the mechanism of gravitational force Nowadays Water is supplied through Newly Constructed Lower Wardha Dam backwaters from Kaundanyapur( Kundinpur)which is also recreation center for the People here. Kaundanyapur has reference from Mahabharat in which Rukmini Haran was done by Lord Krishna from Ambika Temple located at Kundinpur which is now known as Kaundanyapur. Still this place has Ambika temple where big celebration happens during Navratris. Many devotees come during this period here. Kundinpur was also the capital of vidharbh state at mahabharata time. Rani Damayanti (wife of raja Nal) was also from kundinpur. That's why the name of upper wardha dam is kept as" Nal Damayanti" sagar.

Kaunanyapur is also known as Pandharpur of Vidarbha. Vitthala Temple on the banks of Wardha river hosts Kartik and Aashadi Ekadashi pilgrimage when people from all over region do come for prayer. During this period, a big fair popularly known as Yatra/Jatra happen. Arvi Municipality was established in 1867 A.D. Arvi Railway station is as the same during the British rule. Arvi is also known as sant bhumi (Land of sents). Sant Lahanuji maharaj was from village takarkhed 10 km west of arvi. Sant bhanudas maharaj opened the school for blinds in village vardh maneri 5 km in north from arvi.

Politics[edit]

For Maharashtra Assembly - Many years Indian National congress (INC) ruled over here. Current MLA is Shri. Amar Sharadrao Kale from INC. Previous term was completed by Shri. Dadaraoji Keche from BJP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Arvi
  2. ^ "Arvi, Wardha". city popuation.de. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 

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