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Achuli is located in Odisha
Location in Orissa, India
Coordinates: 19°30′08″N 84°54′00″E / 19.50217°N 84.900118°E / 19.50217; 84.900118
Country India
 • Total1,357
 • OfficialOriya, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationOR-07
Nearest cityBhubaneswar
Sex ratio981 /
Two Indian men gather hay for feeding cattle.

Achuli is a village in Purushottampur block, Ganjam District,[2] Odisha, India. Its village code is 118336.[3] It is one of the 25 villages[4] that fall under the Purushottampur block. Achuli is located 3.4 km from Purushottampur, 20.9 km from Chatrapur, and 129 km from Bhubaneswar.

This village has a fairly small population of 1357 persons,[5] 683 males and 674 females.[6] Achuli has a state-run primary school that accommodates pupils ages 5 to 10 (class 1st to 5th).[7] The local elections are held in Khalikote (SC) Assembly Constituency[8] (Aska Loksabha, Orissa).


The population of Achuli is predominantly Hindu. The village counts 601 scheduled castes, 7 from scheduled tribe while 749 are from the general category.[9]

Central government schemes

Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act[10] 10 lakhs have been sanctioned to the village Gram Panchayat for construction projects in and around the village.

Nearby tourist places

Taratarini Temple[11] is approximately 4 km from the village, on the way to Brahmapur. The twin goddesses Tara and Tarini are worshiped as manifestations of Adi Shakti. The Taratarini Hill Shrine is one of the oldest pilgrimage centers of Mother Goddess and is one amongst four major ancient Shakti Peethas in India. Another shaktipeeth named goddess Dakhinkali situates at Pratapur which is three km from Achhuli. It is also a wonderful tourist spot. The best time to visit is from October to February.


  1. ^ Purushottampur Block,
  2. ^ Prevalence of Wuchereria bancrofti infection in some coastal villages of Ganjam, Orissa, CabDirect
  3. ^ National village panchayat directory figuring Panchayat Names of Ganjam, Odhisa.
  4. ^ "DDWS-IMIS".
  5. ^ Census India, 2006
  6. ^ 2011 Population census of Ganjam Block Archived 28 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India
  7. ^ Achuli Primary School, Wikimapia
  8. ^ Khalikote (SC) Assembly Constituency, India Study Channel
  9. ^ Integrated Management Information System[permanent dead link], Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  10. ^ "BNRGSK". 1 July 2012. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012.
  11. ^ Accessing the Divine Feminine Shakti Cult Worship at the Mother Goddess Kamakhya and Maa Taratarini Shaktipitha Temples, Skidmore University Graduate Paper

achuli gram panchayat contains 5 village like Gothiali,Achuli,Mendhapalli,Chadheya palli,Hindala Palli[[]]