Erich, Uttar Pradesh
Erich is a town and a nagar panchayat in Jhansi district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. In ancient period it was known as Erikachha or Erakachha and according to a Buddhist text, the Petavatthu it was one of the major cities of the Dasanna janapada.
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Bhakt Prahlad was born in Erich and Holika Dehan first took place Erich. The names of a number of rulers of Erich during the post-Maurya period are found from the coins issued by them. They are Sahasamitra, Ishvaramitra, Sahasrasena, Mitrasena, Amitasena and Maha(sena?).
As of 2001[update] India census, Erach had a population of 8,523. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Erach has an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 37%. In Erach, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- Bhandare, S. (2006). Numismatics and History: The Maurya-Gupta Interlude in the Gangetic Plain in P. Olivelle ed. Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE, New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-568935-6, p.90
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
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