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This article is about the town. For the princely state, see Pathari State. For the village in Nepal, see Pathari, Nepal.
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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