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Achra (ऐचरा)[1] Ainchra (ऐंचरा) Achara (आचरा) Anchra (आंचरा)[2][3] Aichra/ Aechra (ऐचरा) Ochra (ओचरा) gotra Jats are found in Rajasthan, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. They are Chandravanshi Kshatriyas. Achra/ Achak/Achi clan is found in Afghanistan.[4] Achran (अचरान), an agricultural clan, found in Shahpur.[5]


  • Achra is said to get its name after Illa (इला) wife of Budha. Achra are also said to have got this name from Anglo people of Roma who came to India from Europe.[9] Budha (बुध) was son of Chandra and progenitor of the Chandravansh. As per record of their bards, they are a branch of Chauhans.


According to Rajatarangini[10] A'cha, the son-in-law of Pramoda the king of Mathura, who was subject to the king of Kashmira, set up an image of Mahadeva named A'cheshvara.

H. W. Bellew writes that Achak, a tribe held to be distinct from the others by the Durani themselves, I take to represent the Indian Achi or Achiholada, " The turbulent Achi," of the Rajataringini, a branch of the Damara (Dumar Kakar before noticed) tribe, which figures in the history of Kashmir as a powerful and turbulent people about Lahore and the northern Punjab in the reigns of Avantivarma, 857 to 886 A.D., and of Harsha, 1090 to 1102 A.D., both kings of Kashmir; they may represent tribes of the Tokhari or Toghiyani Turk, or of the Kator. [11]

H. W. Bellew[12] writes that The Achak, or Achakzi, are entirely pastoral and predatory, and inhabit the Kadani valley and north slopes of the Khojak Amran range to the Toba tablelands. But they wander far to the west, and are found scattered all over the country to Herat and Badghis, and parts of the Ghor country. They are reckoned at five thousand tents, and are in two divisions, viz., Bahadur and Gajan.

Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10 mentions tribe of name Antargiri in shloka 48:

अन्ध्राश च बहवॊ राजन्न अन्तर्गिर्यास तदैव च
बहिर्गिर्य आङ्गमलदा मागधा मानवर्जकाः (Maan+Bardak) Mahabharata:VI.10.48)

Antargiri literally means 'inner mountains' and denotes the same high ranges as the Pali Mahahimavanta. It is the great Central Himalayas which comprises those highest peaks having altitude of 18000 feet and more like Gaurishankara, Nandadevi, Kedaranatha etc. Antargiri is also mentioned by Panini (V.4.112).[13]

The vast Expanse of High land beyond mid Himalayas extending to the Great Himalayas and further beyond to the edge of Tibetan plateau is known as the Inner Himalayan region or Himadri. In Mahabharata it is defined asw Antargiri. [14]

The tribes living in Antargiri, Vahirgiri and Upagiri were conquered by Arjuna in course of his northern expedition.

Antargiri is place between the Himalayan Ranges (Mbt, Bhisma Parva 9.49) . Arjuna conquered this place (Mbt, Sabha Parva 27.3), Antargiri has been identified with the Rajamahal hills in the district of Santal Pargana in the province of Bengal (Matsya, 113,44). [15]

Villages founded by Achra clan

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Nagaur district

Bhadwa, Dharna, Indokha Makrana, Jhunjharpura (250), Roopathal,

Villages in Sikar district

Achron Ki Dhani, Banathla, Bhawanipura Srimadhopur, Jassi Ka Bas, Jerthi, Katrathal, Panlawa, Rulyani, Shahpur Bawdi, Shahpura Mandha, Shahpura, Sikar, Ramsinghpura, Sewa,

Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Deogaon Nawalgarh, Kari, Jejusar,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Bharwana, Kulchander, Mirjawali Mair,

Villages in Churu district

Chhabri Khari (20), Ghumanda (20), Gorisar, Jodi, Raghunathpura Ratangarh (50), Sahwa, Sangasar, Sujangarh (5), Tidiyasar (10),

Villages in Jhalawar district


Locations in Jaipur district

Bhainslana, Bugaliya, Kalwar Road, Kudiyon Ka Bas, Manda Bhopawas, Mansinghpura, Mundota,

Villages in Jaipur district

Acharon Ki Dhani,

Villages in Tonk district

Bagadi (13), Ganeti, Hanotia Naner (1), Janka (1), Kacholya (1), Soran ka Bas, Wajirpura (8),

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Ratlam district

Delanpur (1), Surana (1),

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Patiala district

Achral Kalan, Achral Khurd villages in Samana tahsil in Patiala district in Punjab.

Notable persons

  • Arhat Achara - Alexander Cunningham[16] writes that From Konkana the pilgrim Xuanzang proceeded to the north-west for Maharashtra. The name of Kaliyana also occurs several times in the Kanhari Cave inscriptions, which date from the first and second centuries of the Christian era. On the eastern frontier of the kingdom there was a great mountain with ridges rising one over another, and scarped crests. In former days the Arhat Achara had built a monastery, with rooms excavated in the rock, and a front of two storeys in height facing a " sombre" valley. Alexander Cunningham has identified this vihara to be Ajanta.

  • Dr. Ram D Mehta - Internationally known scientist in the field of genetic toxicology,University Alberta,Canada
  • Gaurav Achra - Manager GE India Pvt Ltd , Date of Birth : 13-August-1980, VPO.- Bheslana ,Via -Phulera,Distt.- Jaipur, Rajasthan, Present Address : 15, Choudhary Colony, Kartarpura,Jaipur ,Rajasthan, Phone Number : 0141-2500020, Mob: 9866320377, Email Address : Gaurav
  • Col. Ranveer Singh Achra, Arty (Jhunjhunu) - Shaurya Chakra

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