Purashiv Village, with population of 340 is Varanasi sub district's the 121st least populous village, located in Varanasi sub district of Varanasi district in the state Uttar Pradesh in India. Total geographical area of Purashiv village is 0 km2 and it is the 156th smallest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 1172 persons per km2.

Pin code of Purashiv village is 221403. The village comes under Chaklola panchayat. Varanasi is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 32 km. District head quarter of the village is Varanasi which is 32 km away.


The village is home to 340 people, among them 177 (52%) are male and 163 (48%) are female. 100% of the whole population are from general caste. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Purashiv village is 7%, among them 68% are boys and 32% are girls. There are 46 households in the village and an average 7 persons live in every family.

Growth of population

Population of the village has increased by 6.9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were 318. Female population growth rate of the village is -0.6% which is -15.5% lower than male population growth rate of 14.9%. General caste population has increased by 6.9% and child population has decreased by -53.7% in the village since last census.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 921 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 921,. There are 471 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village. Overall sex ratio in the village has decreased by 144 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 689 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.


Total 248 people in the village are literate, among them 144 are male and 104 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Purashiv is 79%. 90% of male and 67% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the village has increased by 11%. Male literacy has gone up by 6% and female literacy rate has gone up by 15%.

Workers profile

Purashiv has 27% (91) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 48% male and 4% female population are working population. 34% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 14% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 2% of total female population are main and 2% are marginal workers.