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Country  India
Area  9 km2
District  Nuapada
Language spoken  Oriya
State  Odisha

Khariar Culture of Khariar

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Nuapada district in the State of Odisha is in the western part of odisha in India and Khariar is located in the heart of Nuapada district. It comes under a rain shadow belt . Khariar is the one of the major towns in Nuapada district. It is the main business centre in the locality. It has a daily market and a weekly baazar takes place every Friday. Most people of Khariar are middle-class, which includes government employees, small shopkeepers, businessmen etc.


Khariar is located at 20.28°N 82.77°E / 20.28; 82.77. It has an average elevation of 226 m (741 ft). It is located in the Western part of Odisha, close to the border of Raipur District Chhattisgarh State. It belongs to the Mahanadi basin the Eastern Ghats where mountains are interspersed with wide valleys. The elevation is about 200 meters. The climate is tropical with the rainfall is due to the South West monsoon, There are few government and private schools and colleges in the region. Oriya is the official language of the people. Furthermore, the region is well connected with roads to many town and also railways to other part of the state. The nearest airport located is Raipur in Chhattisgarh.The Indian writers like Jitamitra Prasad Singh Deo and Avinash Patra are from Khariar region.


As of 2001 India census. Khariar had a population of 25778. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Khariar has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 52%. In Khariar, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Areas of Khariar

  1. Deepak Kumar Behera
  2. Raja Pada
  3. Nina Pada
  4. Lalsaheb Pada
  5. Dhuba Pada
  6. Pattnaik Pada
  7. Sahu Pada
  8. Pathan Pada
  9. Ada Pada
  10. Bangti Pada
  11. Braman Pada
  12. Sabar Pada
  13. Putu Pada
  14. Gousala Pada
  15. Chelia Pada
  16. Police Pada
  17. Satnami Pada
  18. Phokat Pada
  19. Bijepur Pada
  20. Chatria Pada
  21. Parua Pada
  22. Muktapur
  23. Santi Nagar
  24. Meher colony
  25. Laxmi Nagar
  26. Indra Nagar
  27. Maruti Nagar
  28. Sri Krushna Nagar
  29. SriRam Nagar
  30. Satyabadi Nagar
  31. Vidya nagar
  32. Padmasri Nagar
  33. Gadramunda Pada
  34. Padampur Pada
  35. Badi
  36. Chalanpada
  37. Luhurapali
  38. Kotipadar
  39. irrigation colony

City area of KHARIAR includes nearby sub-urban areas like Padmapur, Badi, Junani, Chindaguda, Chalanpada


Khariar has one of the highest school densities in Nuapada District. Many students from Khariar has gone outside to pursue their study.The best Odia Midume school is Saraswati sishu vidya mandir. And the Best Student of S.S.V.M Khariar of the Year 2017 is Sohan Nayak Class 10th. the Best English Midumeschool is Khariar Public School.And the Best Student of K.P.S is Kunal Agrawal.


  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Khariar
  • Panchayat High School . Luhurapali
  • Girls' High School
  • Khariar Public School
  • Chindaguda High School
  • Raja AT high School
  • Arabinda School
  • Shastri School
  • Western Odisha Residential Public School. Rajkhaiar
  • Imperial English Medium School
  • Little Star Play School
  • Mission Primary School
  • Taj Urudu Prathamika Vidyalaya
  • Balaka School
  • Balika School
  • Utkalabandhu School
  • Manikya devi School
  • BIJEPUR PS Primary(Govt.)
  • Regional Conclusive High School , Khariar
  • ST,Xaviers Public School,Lalsaheb Pada,Khariar
  • For higher studies also Khariar has some colleges in the region.

    Graduation Colleges

  • Khariar Autonomous College is at Khariar
  • Model Digree College , Khariar
  • Women's Digree College Khariar
  • Parikshita Tiger +2 Science College
  • Mahatma Gandhi +2 Science College
  • K.M. Degree College, Tukula
  • U.P. +2 College, Tukula
  • Vivekanand meher college . Sikuan
  • Technical Colleges/Institutions

  • Government I.T.I Khariar
  • Lokadrusti College of Advanced Technology.
  • SRIIT Computer Education
  • Medical facilities

  • Govt.Hospital,Khariar
  • Evangelical Hospital, Khariar
  • Govt.Hospital,Nuapada
  • Transportation

    Khariar is a major transportation hub in Nuapada District as people from the three blocks namely Boden, Sinapali and Khariar depend upon the mode of transportation available in Khariar. Though Khariar is not connected by rail, it is well connected by roads. The major roads passing through Khariar are NH 353, SH 16 etc. The nearest rail head is Kantabanji, which is situated 35 km from Khariar. Another nearest railway station is Titlagarh (which is also the hottest place in India. The nearest airport is Raipur Airport situated 195 km from Khariar.

    Nearest Town

    1. Katabanji 30 km
    2. Komna 26 km
    3. Titlagarh 46 Km
    4. Sinapali 30 Km
    5. Bolangir 110 km
    6. Bhabanipatna 70 km
    7. Nuapada 65 km
    8. Khariar Road 75 km
    9. Raipur 190 km
    10. Sambalpur 240 km
    11. Bhubaneswar 430 km

    Religious places

    There are several religious places of different religion in Khariar, this indicates a diversity in religion, culture in Khariar. Some of the temples located in Khariar are:-

  • Maa Samaleswari Temple, near Azad Chowk
  • Raktambari mandir,near Azad Chowk
  • Hanuman Mandir,near Azad Chowk
  • Hanuman Mandir, Puruna Bustand
  • Dadhibamana Mandir, Badgudipada
  • Jagannath Temple
  • Ram Mandir
  • Hanuman Mandir,irrigation colony
  • Koshaleswar Temple, irrigation colony
  • Ganesh mandir,irrigation colony
  • Bhubaneswari mandir,irrigation colony
  • Siva mandir , Tirbandh
  • Siva mandir,muktasagar
  • Gayatri Mandir, Chalanpada
  • Radhakrushna madir,Damapala
  • Siva Mandir, Bhaludungari
  • Some of the other religious places of other communities are:-

  • Mukti Marg Church, Khariar
  • Sunni Hanfi Jama Masjid,At-Masjid Pada , Khariar
  • Market

  • Khariar Daily Market
  • Goru Bazar
  • New Mraket
  • Tourist spots

    There are several tourist spots around Khariar. Some of them are listed below:-

  • Patalganga: Patalganga, a tourist spot located approximately 30 km from Khariar is a beautiful tourist spot which attracts large numbers of pilgrims from different parts of nuapada district as well as from neighbouring districts. A temple of lord Shiva is also there.
  • Tikhali dam: Tikhali dam, officially known as lower indra irrigation project is a dam located 17 km apart from Khariar. It is an important picnic spot for the people of Khariar. Generally it gets crowded in new year occasion.
  • Rusipitha: Rusipitha is located near tukla (Linga Raj)
  • chindaguda shiv mandir (Baidehiswar )


    Khariar's culture is a blend of traditional festivals, food, dance etc. Khariar offers a cosmopolitan and diverse lifestyle with a variety of food, entertainment and standard of living. Khariar has a proud cultural heritage that arose due to intermingling of different religions. The major language used is Odia, which is widely used in each and every part of Khariar region. English is widely used for official purpose. Nuakhai is the major festival celebrated in this region. The other festivals like rathayatra, dusshera, holi, dipawali, eid, Christmas, chindaguda (Dhanujatra Mahotsav, Anchalika Sanskrutik Utsav , (Chindaguda ) are also celebrated in Khariar. Khariar organises Khariar Mahotsav every year, which attracts a large number of people from different places.

    Khariar is basically one of the peaceful town in Odisha . The town remains active from 8AM to 9:30PM usually. The activities of this town includes:- running of schools,Shops or very small industries and bus communications. Other then these activities political activities across the town is also common. In evening, it is a common site to see youth playing at various fields (mostly at RAJA A.T. HIGH SCHOOL field, Vidya Mandir field, Bhojpur Field, College Field, Shanti Nagar Field). In fact the veterans also participate in several fitness activities during evening (like jogging near Canal Road, Padampur Road, Tukla Road, Nehena Road, College Road).


  • Ratha Yatra (June–July)
  • Khariar Mohatsav (Jan-Feb)
  • Kartik Purnima (Nov-Dec)
  • Diwali (November)
  • Holi (March)
  • Gurunanak Jayanti
  • Durga Puja
  • Ganesh puja
  • Biswakarma puja
  • Rakshya Bandhan
  • Ram Navami
  • Shivaratri
  • Holi
  • Independence day
  • Republic day
  • Gandhi jayanti
  • Janmastami
  • DhanuJatra
  • Ramzan & Eid
  • Bakareid
  • Moharram
  • Christmas (December)
  • Krushnalila
  • References

    Khariar Wikipedia

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