|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Bardhaman-Durgapur|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Durgapur Purba|
|Cities and towns in the southern and eastern portions of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district|
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, R: rural centre, A: airport, B: barrage, H: Historical place
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly
Arra is located at.
As per the 2011 census, 79.22% of the population of Durgapur subdivision was urban and 20.78% was rural. The sole municipal corporation in Durgapur subdivision is located at Durgapur and the subdivision has 38 (+1 partly) census towns (partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).
As per the 2011 Census of India, Arra had a total population of 7,808 of which 3,953 (51%) were males and 3,855 (49%) were females. Population below 6 years was 791. The total number of literates in Arra was 5,982 (85.25% of the population over 6 years).
In the 2011 census, Durgapur Urban Agglomeration had a population of 581,409 out of which 301,700 were males and 279,709 were females. The 0–6 years population was 51,930. Effective literacy rate for the 7+ population was 87.70.Durgapur Urban Agglomeration included Durgapur (M. Corp), Bamunara and Arra.
Rarheswar Shiva temple has a unique architectural style. It was reportedly built to protect the village from the attack of Bhaskar Pandit, who was a worshipper of Shiva.The old Shiva temple is of the "rekh deul" category. There also is a suggestion that there possibly was an ancient city at this place.
David J. McCutchion mentions that in the reconstructed Rahreswara Shiva temple at Ara. It has a "pirha" style architecture, similar to the mediaeval Odishan model with the tower taking on a high pointed appearance.
|12th century Shiva temple|