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Karanjia is located in Odisha
Location in Odisha, India
Karanjia is located in India
Karanjia (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[1]
Country India
Elevation389 m (1,276 ft)
 • Total22,865
 • OfficialOdia
 • Major local languageSantali, Ho, Mundari, Kudmali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code06796
Vehicle registrationOR-11/OD-11

Karanjia is a town in the Eastern India state of Odisha, about 221 kilometres (134 mi) north of the state capital Bhubaneswar. It is the sub-divisional headquarter of Panchphir subdivision and Notified Area Council in Mayurbhanj District. It is bounded on its South-East by Deo river which forms the natural district border for Mayurbhanj.


As of the 2011 Indian census[2] Karanjia had a population of 22,865. Males constitute 49% of the population, females 51%. Karanjia has an average literacy rate of 83.35%, higher than the state average of 72.87%. Male literacy is 89.10%, and female literacy is 77.76%. 10.45% are under 6.


It hosts a shrine to Maa Ambika, the presiding deity of Karanjia. The other major temples are Jagannath temple, Shyamarai Temple, Purneshwar Shiva temple,Maa Mangala temple,Shyam Baba Temple,Rani Sati temple, Barkhanda temple of Gadsahi, Bamanashala, Sri Ganesh statue,Thakur Ankulchandra temple, Satyasai temple, Rameswar Baba Shiva Temple and Brameswara Mandir Karadia.

The mosque is one of the oldest in Mayurbhanj.

The famous shrine of 8th century Kichakeshwari temple, Khiching along with ancient ruins of forts and temples are situated 27 km from town.

Karanjia is known for its Dola Yatra and Mela that is celebrated in falgun month of Odia Panjika (calendar). It is a century old festival of this locality.


Bhimkund is a natural water tank situated 40 km from Karanjia. Simlipal National Park, is a nearby tiger reserve 40–50 km from town. Maa Tarini Temple, Rani Sati Mandir, Brameswara Mandir, Lord Jagannath Temple, Ramtirtha waterfalls, Sanaghagara Waterfall are located near the town.

Maa Kichakeshwari Temple is located nearby in Khiching. Kichakgarh and Viratgarh are other attractions there. Khiching is flanked by Kantakhairi and Khairibhandan rivers.



More than 20 schools operate in Karanjia, including:

  • Vikash Convent School, Karanjia
  • Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir (Vani Teertha)
  • D. M. Public School
  • DAV Public School
  • Karanjia Govt. High School
  • Karanjia Govt. Girls' High School
  • Khajuri Sagar School
  • Similipal English Medium School
  • Sovaniya Sikhyashram
  • Vivekananda Public School
  • Karadia Ug.Me School
  • St Xavier School
  • Girima UGUPS, Dolpadia
  • Odisha State Brigade Public School(O.S.B.P.S.)



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

The current MLA is Basanti Hembram. She won the seat in State elections of 2019 as a candidate of Biju Janata Dal by defeating the candidate of Bharatiya Janata Party.

Karanjia is part of Keonjhar Loksabha constituency. The MP is Chandrani Murmu who won it by defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Ananta Nayak.


  1. ^ a b "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Karanjia, India". www.fallingrain.com.
  2. ^ "Karanjia Notified Area Committee City Population Census 2011-2019 | Orissa". www.census2011.co.in.
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 November 2005. Retrieved 27 September 2008.