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Country  India
District  Ganjam
PIN  761102
Elevation  30 m
Local time  Sunday 5:18 AM
State  Odisha
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code  06811
Population  25,759 (2012)
Area code  06811
Weather  23°C, Wind W at 3 km/h, 86% Humidity

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Hinjilicut is a town and a Notified Area Council in Ganjam district in the Indian state of Odisha.


Map of Hinjilicut, Odisha

Maa kanaka durga hinjilicut 2016


According to local legend, there were many Hingal trees in this area. Gradually locality increased and the Hingal jungle was destroyed. Hinjilicut got its named from cutting of the Hingal trees.


Hinjilicut is located at 19.48°N 84.75°E / 19.48; 84.75. It has an average elevation of 30 m (98 ft). It is situated at 20 km from Silk City, Brahmapur, Odisha on East and 15 km from Sugar City, Asika on the West in NH-59 (Gopalpur-on-Sea to Ahmedabad) which is passing through this town approx. 4 km length. River Ghodahada is passing in this town. The famous and ancient Maa Taratarini Temple Hill Shrine (the Breast Shrine of Adi shakti) is 10 km and Jaugada (The site of Ashokan rock Inscription of 263 BC) is 14 km away from Hinjilicut Town in the State Highway of Hinjilicut-Purushotampur. Also Hinjilicut 7 km to Nimigama village pilgrim of second location Maa Tara Tarini.


As of 2011 India, Hinjilicut had a population of 25,092 (2nd biggest town after Brahmapur city in Ganjam District). Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Hinjilicut has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 54%. In Hinjilicut, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The Hinjilicut Municipality would consists of the area such as Hinjilicut NAC, Burupada, Sikiri, Kharida, Khandra, Sompur, Pochilima, Saru and Samarjhola. Presently this area has a population of more than 50,000 people. People of this region are demanding to include Hinjilicut under Greater Berhampur region as it is just 15 km away.

Greater Hinjilicut population is 56,239

Transport and communication

  • This town lies on NH-59 (Gopalpur-on-Sea to Ahmedabad) . The three-wheeler auto taxis are the most important mode of transportation in this town. Well connected by road & rail, it is an important hub for most trains at, Brahmapur, Odisha. The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneswar which is 160 km away. It also has the largest weekly market on every Saturday.
  • The Betel leaf (Paan) is cultivated in Sikiri & Ralaba surrounding villages in Hinjilicut Block which is with fine quality and famous in South-East Asia. The varieties including Gundi, Rasi and Bada are sent to Benaras, Mirzapur, Tunda and Agra besides southern districts of Odisha. Major loading / unloading / export of Betel leaf happens at Hinjilicut.
  • Bus Service: To almost all places throughout Odisha it is well connected.
  • Cellular Service / Mobile Service Providers in Hinjilicut : Airtel, BSNL, Hutch/vodafone, Idea, Aircel, Reliance, S Tel, Uninor, Tata and Tata-Docomo Mobile.
  • Location of the Helipad: Hinjilicut Science College,
  • Industries

  • Granite Industry, Somapur, Hinjilicut
  • Shymalai Cold Storage, Burupada, Hinjilicut
  • Jagannath Spinning Mill, BainchaBania, Hinjilicut
  • Geetanjali Gems and Minerals Proposes an SEZ near Hinjilicut.
  • Small Cottage Industries for Weaving in Ramuni Sahi, Hinjilicut
  • Colleges

  • Science Autonomous College,Hinjilicut
  • Science Junior College,Hinjilicut
  • Khambeya Dora Junior Science College,Pochilima,Hinjilicut
  • Brundabana Nayak + 2 Science College,Hinjilicut
  • Hinjilicut

  • Brundaban Vidyapitha,Hinjilicut
  • NAC High School,Hinjilicut
  • Girls High School,Hinjilicut
  • Saraswati Sisu Vidya Mandir,Hinjilicut
  • Brundaban Nayak English Medium School,Hinjilicut
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya,Hinjilicut
  • Dharitri Play & Public School,Hinjilicut
  • Technical Institutes and Colleges

  • Govt. ITI,Pochilima,Hinjilicut
  • Vikash Apparel Training Centre (VATC)
  • SMIT- ITI,Hinjilicut (Private) Affiliated to NCVT, New Delhi.
  • Utkal Academy (Odishi Dance),Hinjilicut
  • National Computing Center,Hinjilicut
  • Healthcare

  • Government CHC Hospital, Hinjilicut
  • Sankara Eye Hospital,Samarjhola, Hinjilicut
  • Government Veterinary Hospital, Hinjilicut
  • Government CHC Hospital, Bellegam
  • Government Veterinary Hospital, Gondala
  • Politics

    Current MLA from Hinjili Assembly Constituency is Naveen Patnaik of BJD, the Chief Minister of Odisha who won the seat in State elections of 2014 and also in 2009,2004 and 2000. Previous MLAs from this seat were Udayanath Nayak of INC in 1995 and in 1985, Harihar Sahu of JD in 1990, and Brundaban Nayak who won in 1980 as JNP(SC) candidate and as an INC candidate in 1977.

    Hinjili is part of Aska (Lok Sabha constituency).


  • Katu Yatra -Every Year on Buddha Purnima for 3 days:
  • Odisha has several festivals. All those festivals are celebrated in a grand way at Hinjilicut. But the Unique festivals of Hinjilicut are Dussahera & Katu Yatra. Dussahra is the festival of goddess Durga. It is celebrated with much fanfare throughout the city. Katu Yatra is held every year in the month of April on Buddha Purnima. Festival of Fire crackers of different Varieties can be seen in night on Bana Yatra.

  • Katu – Jagannath Temple Ratha Yatra
  • Hinjili- Last day of Danda nachha on Meru Day.
  • Kalua Jatra for one week at – Ankorada- Before Kartik purnima.
  • Bi-Annual Thakurani Jaatara-Berhampur – The Festival of the Goddess:
  • kanjianala Jaatra -Ralaba.hinjilicut
  • Meru Jaatra,Ralaba,Hinjilicut
  • Thakurani yatra - Chanduli
  • ∗Danda Nacha and Meru Jatra - Burpada

    The city is agog with activities to welcome goddess Budhi Thakurani to her temporary abode for the biennial Thakurani Jatra festival at late night . The hereditary head of the festival, who is also regarded as the head of the weaver Dera community of the city, Desibehera dressed in his traditional attire reached the Budhi Thakurani temple to invite the goddess to her parental abode at his home on Saturday afternoon. His wife also accompanied him as per the tradition. They also offered ritualistic offerings at the Kalika temple. Changudi puja Rituals to welcome the deity for the festival started at the temporary temple built at Desibehera street from evening with the `Changudi Puja'. After rituals, flowers would be carried from Desibehera's house to the Budhi Thakurani temple in this special basket called `Changudi'. Special rituals After offering these flowers to the deity, special rituals would be conducted at the temple that would continue till some of these offered flowers fall down from the deity. These fallen flowers would be carried as representative of the deity to Desibehera street in a large decorated procession at late night. A special police outpost for Thakurani Jatra was opened up at Desibehera street .

    Tourist places

  • Karaisuni: The most beautiful and sacred place near Hinjilicut just 4 km away. It comes under Kharida panchayat. The sangam of Rishikulya and Ghodahad is there. The bamboo jungle near karaisuni is really attractive.
  • Potagarh: Potagarh is a historical place which was built by Britishers in the 18th Century. Situated close to river Rusikulya, the fort is surrounded by a moat. The remnants of fort houses and a buried tunnel specks, the melody of glorious past of Ganjam city, which was cursed by a dreadful epidemic plague in the year 1815 AD. The place attracts students, scholars and history lovers due to its best geographical location close to the confluence of location close to the confluence of river Rusikulya with Bay of Bengal, it is often opted as a picnic spot too.
  • Sikiri: The people of Sikiri used to celebrate Krishna Leela in every 12 years. Some of the import locations in Sikiri are
  • Sangam- Rishikulya and Ghodahada
  • Gopinath Mandir
  • Madan Mohan mandir
  • Shiv Mandir
  • Geeta Mandir
  • Thakurani Mandir
  • MAA SYAMALAI TEAMPLE AT Burupada which famous for chaitra mangalabara yatra.also a turist place of odisha.
  • Sri Raghunath Teample which is located at burupada Badadanda sahi.
  • Jagarnath Temple at sapuapalli
  • Eminent persons

  • Naveen Patnaik – Chief Minister of Odisha 2000, 2004, 2009 & 2014 (4-Times Hinjili MLA).
  • References

    Hinjilicut Wikipedia