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Pathari is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°56′0″N 78°13′0″E / 23.93333°N 78.21667°E / 23.93333; 78.21667Coordinates: 23°56′0″N 78°13′0″E / 23.93333°N 78.21667°E / 23.93333; 78.21667
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Vidisha
Tehsil Kurwai
Named for Former princely state
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 464337
STD code 07593
Climate Aw (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 34 °C (93 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 18 °C (64 °F)
Pathari - Climate-Data
Ruins of a temple near Pathari in 1897.

Pathari is a town in Kurwai Tehsil, Vidisha district, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.[1]


Pathari is located at 23°56′N 78°13′E / 23.933°N 78.217°E / 23.933; 78.217.[2] It is located close to a lake on a hillock with an elevation of 550 metres. The mean altitude of the surrounding area is  metres.[3] There are many ancient ruins and caves close to the town in an area known as Badoh-Pathari.[4][5]


A 1269 CE inscription of the Paramara king Jayavarman II was found at Pathari. It records the allotment of land for a religious rite. The inscription mentions Vaḍovyapattana, which is identified with the Badoh village near Pathari.[6]

During the British Raj era, Pathari was the capital of Pathari State, one of several princely states of the Central India Agency.[7]

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