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Pokharni Narasimha
पोखर्णी नरसिंह
Famous Narsimha Temple of Pokharni
Famous Narsimha Temple of Pokharni
Pokharni Narasimha is located in Maharashtra
Pokharni Narasimha
Pokharni Narasimha
Pokharni Narasimha is located in India
Pokharni Narasimha
Pokharni Narasimha
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°07′09″N 76°43′56″E / 19.1192195°N 76.7321205°E / 19.1192195; 76.7321205Coordinates: 19°07′09″N 76°43′56″E / 19.1192195°N 76.7321205°E / 19.1192195; 76.7321205
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Parbhani district
 • Sarpanch Madanrao S. Wagh
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,881
Demonym(s) Pokharnikar
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MH-22

Pokharni is a village in located in the Parbhani District of the Marathawada region of Maharashtra State of India. It is known for a temple dedicated to Narasimha.[1]

It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Parbhani and has a railway station.[2]


  • As per 2011 census, Pokharni has total 830 families residing. Village has population of 4,881 of which 2,250 were males while 2,231 were females.
  • Average Sex Ratio of village is 992 which is higher than Maharashtra state average of 929.
  • Literacy rate of village was 71% compared to 82.95% of Maharashtra. Male literacy rate was 84% while female literacy rate was 58%.
  • Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 15% of total population.[3]

Pokharni Narasimha Railway Station[edit]

Parameter Detail[4]
Station code PKNS
Zone SCR (South Central)
Division Hazur Sahib Nanded
District Parbhani
Platforms 2
Halting Trains 13
Elevation 417m
Track Diesel

Geography and Transport[edit]

Pokharni is in Parbhani taluka. Pokharni is located on Parbhani-Gangakhed road. Following table shows distance of Pokharni from various cities.

City Distance(KM)[5]
Parbhani 19
Gangakhed 21
Sonpeth 29
Manwath 31
Palam 32
Pathri 35
Purna 39
Nanded 72
Hingoli 90
Aurangabad 186
Mumbai 473

Narasimha Temple[edit]

Pokharni is known for grand old temple of Narasimha, a Hindu deity. Uniqueness about temple is, entrance of the main room where big deity of Narsimha resides is very small and one have to squat to enter in main deity room.[6][7]