Meaning of ACHERI in English
[Folklore] According to folk tradition of India, an acheri is the ghost of a little girl, and who comes down at night from her mountain haunts to bring sickness to children in human habitations. A protection against such a molestation would be to wear a bright-red thread around the neck.
Encyclopedia Mythica English dictionary. Английский энциклопедический словарь греческой мифологии. 2012