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Not to be confused with Karanjia, a Parsi surname.
Karanjia is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 21°47′N 85°58′E / 21.78°N 85.97°E / 21.78; 85.97Coordinates: 21°47′N 85°58′E / 21.78°N 85.97°E / 21.78; 85.97
Country  India
State Odisha
District Mayurbhanj
Elevation 389 m (1,276 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,420
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website www.karanjia.com

Karanjia is a town and a Notified Area Council in Mayurbhanj district in Indian state of Odisha.


Karanjia is located at 21°28′N 85°35′E / 21.47°N 85.58°E / 21.47; 85.58.[1] It has an average elevation of 389 metres (1276 feet). Karanjia is the sub-divisional headquarters of Panchpidh Subdivision of Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.


As of the 2001 Indian census,[2] Karanjia had a population of 21,420. Males constitute 52% of the population, females 48%. Karanjia has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 59%. In Karanjia, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of worship[edit]

Maa Ambika, the presiding deity of the town and one of the most famous shrine in northern Odisha, is situated in the north of the town. The other major temples of the town are Jagannath temple, Shyamarai Temple, Purneshwar Shiva temple, Mangala temple, Rani Sati temple, Barkhanda temple of Gadsahi, Bamanashala & Sri Ganesh statue, Thakur Ankulchandra temple,Satyasai temple,Rameswar Baba Shiva Temple etc.

The mosque of Karanjia is one of the oldest in Mayurbhanj district and is situated in the center of the Bazaar area of the town.

The famous shrine of 8th century old Kichakeshwari temple, Khiching along with ancient ruins of forts,temples are situated 27 km away from Karanjia town. Karanjia is famous for its Dolo Yatra and Mela which celebrated in falgun month of Oriya Panjika (calendar). It is a century old festival of this locality.

Tourist Places[edit]

"Bhimakunda" waterfall is situated 40 km away from Odisha is a famous tourist place of Odisha. Simlipal National Park, which is a Tiger reserve, is 40–50 km away from the town. The tourists can also enjoy Ramtirtha water fall which is situated 27 km away from the town. The Odisha famous Maa Tarini Temple is situated 50 km away from the town. The tourists can also enjoy the Rani Sati Mandir located in the heart of the town. Tourists who come to Karanjia can also see The Sanghaghra Waterfall situated at 60 km away from town (near Keonjhar Town). Khiching is not far away from this place, maa Kichakeshwari Temple is located there. Kichak garh and Virat garh are other attraction of going there, Khiching is surrounded by two rivers on east konta khoiri and on west khoiri bhondon,has a I.B. for shelter and is a very good place for picnic. another devotional attraction, the temple of lord Jagannath at Rruan, the temple is very very attractive to look at.


Schools: There are more than 20 schools in Karanjia.Some of them are as follows-:

  1. Vikash Convent School
  2. Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir (Vani Teertha)
  3. Bright Angel Public School
  4. D.M.Public School
  5. DAV Public School
  6. Karanjia Boys High School
  7. Karanjia Govt.Girls High School
  8. Khajuri Sagar School
  9. Similipal English Medium School
  10. Bachpan a play school
  11. Srabanya Sikhyashram
  12. Anandamarga


Karanjia is part of Keonjhar (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

Assembly Election 2009[edit]

In the 2009 State Assembly elections the main contest is between Congress, BJP, and BJD. But there is also an independent candidate, Mr. Hiburu, who is also in the race. The candidates from Congress and BJD are new candidates, and are not as well known. Only Mr. Sumantra Naik and Mr. Haiburu were current politicians.

Surprisingly Mr. Bijay Naik of BJD wins the MLA Seat by defeating the candidate from Congress, MS. Jabamani Tudu with 21401 votes. Mr. Bijay gets 38934 votes and Ms. Jabamani gets 17533 votes. Whereas the BJP Candidate Mr. Sumantra Naik downs to no. 3 with 16687 votes. This area is known as BJP supported area. The reason for win is mainly the atmosphere in favor of Mr. Naveen Pattanaik, the Chief Minister of Odisha

As Karanjia is part of Keonjhar Loksabha constituency, the MP seat for Keonjhar also goes to BJD and Mr. Jasbant Singh Laguri won it by defeating the Congress candidate Mr. Dhanurjay Sidhu. Surprisingly the incumbent MP Mr. Ananta Naik from BJP, who has won this seat for 3 times continuously has down to no. 3 position.[4] [5]

NAC Election 2008[edit]

In the September 2008 NAC election 15 ward members were elected (6 from Congress, 6 from BJP, 2 from BJD and 1 Independent). The chairman seat in this election was reserved for SC Women Category and Ms. Sukanti Das, of the BJP party, was elected as Chairman of Karanjia. This is the third time that BJP has won the position of chairman in the Karanjia NAC. Ms. Sukanti Das is from Ward 8.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Karanjia
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  4. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 1-Karanjia Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  5. ^ The Dharitri edition of 18th May 2009