Achra (ऐचरा) Ainchra (ऐंचरा) Achara (आचरा) Anchra (आंचरा) 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. Achran (अचरान), an agricultural clan, found in Shahpur.
- 1 Origin
- 2 History
- 3 Villages founded by Achra clan
- 4 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 5 Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
- 6 Distribution in Punjab
- 7 Notable persons
- 8 External Links
- 9 Population
- 10 References
- Anchra (आंचरा) gotra Jats are said to get name from people living under the rule of Antargiri (अन्तर्गिरि). 
- Acha - According to Rajatarangini 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. (Acheshvara-Achra)
- 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. Budha (बुध) was son of Chandra and progenitor of the Chandravansh. As per record of their bards, they are a branch of Chauhans.
- Bhikshachara - There is need to find relation of Bhikshachara and Achara Jat clan looking to curious history of Bhikshachara.
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. 
H. W. Bellew 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).
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. 
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). 
Villages founded by Achra clan
Distribution in Rajasthan
Villages in Nagaur district
Villages in Sikar district
Villages in Jhunjhunu district
Villages in Hanumangarh district
Villages in Churu district
Villages in Jhalawar district
Locations in Jaipur district
Villages in Jaipur district
Villages in Tonk district
Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
Villages in Ratlam district
Distribution in Punjab
Villages in Patiala district
- Arhat Achara - Alexander Cunningham 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 Achra@ge.com
- Kushla Ram Achra - From village Deogaon Nawalgarh was killed by Jagirdars in 1945
- Bhagirath Mal Swami (Achra) - From village Jejusar (Jhunjhunu), Disciple of Guru Mukh Ram Dahiya of village Bakra who was Follower of Dadupanthi sect. His statue is at Dhigal Jhunjhunu (Jhunjhunu). He was Pradhan of Nawalgarh Panchayat Samiti four times. Sarpanch of Dhigal once. He was advocate by profession. Died in 1978.
- Dharmendra Anchra - From Jhunjharpura (Bhadwa Parbatsar), Nagaur, Rajasthan, is social worker and journalist. Presently settled at Jaipur. Mob: 9950150000. His father was Ugma Ram Ji Anchra.
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ए-1
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n.आ-1
- Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.180
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/A,p.2
- Dr Mahendra Singh Arya etc, : Ādhunik Jat Itihasa, Agra 1998
- Rajatarangini of Kalhana:Kings of Kashmira/Book IV, p.92
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, , p.180
- Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Ādhunik Jat Itihas, p. 222
- Rajatarangini of Kalhana:Kings of Kashmira/Book IV, p.92
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.161
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.164
- Encyclopaedia of ancient Indian geography By Subodh Kapoor, p.103
- Buddhist Monasteries of Himachal By O.C. Handa, p.25
- Encyclopaedia of the Hindu world, Volume 2 By Gaṅgā Rām Garg, p.505
- The Ancient Geography of India: I. The Buddhist Period, Including the Campaigns of Alexander, and the Travels of Hwen-Thsang. By Sir Alexander Cunningham, p.553-556
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