The city of Pithora lies at 21°27' North latitude 82°52' East Longitude in the Mahasamund district of the newly formed state of Chhattisgarh in India. Pithora is, actually, a Nagar Panchayat which refers to a form of urban body prevalent in Indian administrative set up. Situated at an average elevation of 304 meters above the sea level, it is home to 7929, as per the census of 2001.50% of the population of Pithora comprises of males, while the other 50% comprise of the females. This means the sex ratio of Pithora is perfectly balanced.

The average literacy rate of the people of Pithora is 68%, which is quite higher than the Indian national average of 59.5%. 75% of the male population is literate and 60% of the female population of Pithora is literate. 14% of the population of Pithora is under the age of 6 years.

The nearby towns and cities of Pithora are Jhalap, Bundeli, Mohda, Barekel, Paraswani, Nawapara, Sankra, Tendukona and Baya. Pithora is served by the nearby airports located in Nawapara, Raipur, Bilaspur, and Nuagaon. Roads well connect the city of Pithora with these important cities by local buses and rental cabs.

Pithora paintings belong to a traditional art form of Chattisgarh and are used for auspicious occasions as a tribute to the respective Gods. These paintings in myriad hues use natural colors and predominantly used for decorating tribal houses. Usually, these paintings are associated with rituals and would include a horse in the depiction signifying sacrifice of horses.

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Last Updated on : 29th March 2013