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Ganjam District :: Introduction

            The literal meaning of Ganjam is the source of foodgrain and as this district is famous for food grain production and trade, it is named as Ganjam. The inhabitants of this district are hardworking and painstaiking. This district has contributed a lot to the making of Orissa state and its progress. It has played a great role in the politics of Orissa as four Chief Ministers of Orissa belong to this district. The Rishikulya and Badanadi river passes through Ganjam district and there exists a 3,824 feet high mountain, named Barama.There are many important places  like Gopalpur-on-sea, Narayani, Nirmalajhar, Tara-Tarini, Panchama, Jaugarh, Siddha Vairabi, Buddhakhol, Byghra Devi, Berhampur University, Budhithakurani, Satyanarayan Temple in this district.Ganjam is also accepted for its medical college, horn works, salt factory, silver works, applique works and spinning mills.

Important Places

Berhampur : It is a great shopping centre for silk sarees and handicrafts.The main visiting places are Jagannath Temple ,Satyanarayan temple ,Budhi Thakurani, Berhampur University and Medical College.

: It is situated at a distance of 80 km. from Berhampur.The temple of Goddess Narayani surrounded by captivating natural scenery is situated on a hill top.

Nirmaljhar : It is situated at a distance of 65 km. from Berhampur i.e in khallikote near kairasi.It is a beautiful place comprising a complex of temples dedicated to Lord Siva, Radhakrusna,Vimala,Dadhibamana, and a perinnial stream forming a pool of crystal clear water.

Tara-Tarini : It is situated on Taratirini hill near Purusottampur which is at a distance of 40 km. from Berhampur. Twin Goddess Tara and tarini are worshiped in the temple on the top of a hill. River Rushikulya flows at the foot of the hill.

Gopalpur- On- Sea : This sleepy resort in Ganjam district with its deep sea was once an ancient sea port.It is 16 km. from Berhampur, having all sorts of tourist facilities.

Jaugarh : It is situated at a distance of 35 km. from Berhampur, is famous for Ashokan Rock Edicts and other archaeological remains.

Panchama : It is famous for its stone image of Lord Ganesh.

Mantridi : It is the small village in Gajam district which is famous for the temple dedicated to Goddess Siddha Vairabi.

Budhakhol : This picturesque hill is situated at the distance of 3 kms. from Buguda, Tahasil. The temple of the Lord Siva and a natural spring attracts the pilgrims.

Byghra Devi : It is situated near Kullad of Bhanjanagar town. It is picturesque  spot and is famous for the temple of Goddess Byagra Devi.

General Information About Ganjam District




Population 31,36,437 Literacy Rate 62.94%
Head quarterChatrapur Vidhansabha seats 15
Sub division3 Villages 3,171
Blocks 23 Grama panchayat444
Municipality 1 Towns 18
N.A.C 18 Temperature 38.4(Max), 14.2(Min)
Tahasils 12 Rainfall 1542.6mm(Avg)


Blocks Tahasils Subdivisions
1. Chatrapur
2. Khallikote
3. Kodala
4. Polasara
5. Kabisuryanagar
6. Purastampur
7. Hijilikatu
8. Ganjam
9. Berhampur sadar
10. Shergarh
11. Aska
12. Dharakot
13. Belguntha
14. Buguda
15. Bhanjanagar
16. Chikiti
17. Jagannath prasad
18. Sanakhemundi
19. Kukudakhandi
20. Digapahandi
21. Rangeilunda
22. Patrapur
23. Soroda
1. Khallikote
2. Kodala
3. Chhatrapur
4. Berhampur
5. Chikiti
6. Kanisi
7. Purastampur
8. Aska
9. Buguda
10. Digapahandi
11. Sorada
12. Bhanjanagar
1. Bhanjanagar
2. Chhatrapur
3. Berhampur

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