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Naharni () is village in Bastar tahsil of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh.


Jat Gotras Namesake


It is situated 27km away from sub-district headquarter Bastar (tehsildar office) and 47km away from district headquarter Jagdalpur. According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Naharni village is 449392. Naharni village is located in Bastar tehsil of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh, India. As per 2009 stats, Kesharpal is the gram panchayat of Naharni village. The total geographical area of village is 605.44 hectares. [1]


E. Hultzsoh & Sten Konow[2] write about 'No. 23. Rajapura copper plates of Madhurantakadeva Shaka Samvat 983 (=A.D. 1065).' ....this is perhaps the most ancient Sanskrit inscription yet found in Bastar. Mr. Baijnath found the plates in the possession of a Brahman named Gangadhar Pārhi of Kawadgaon close to Rajapura. Gangādhar received them from his sister-in-law, who found them buried in a field at Naharni, sixteen miles from Rajapura.


Naharni has a total population of 484 peoples, out of which male population is 240 while female population is 244. Literacy rate of naharni village is 49.38% out of which 55.83% males and 43.03% females are literate. There are about 93 houses in naharni village. Pincode of naharni village locality is 494224. Bastar is nearest town to naharni for all major economic activities, which is approximately 27km away.[3]


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