Festivals in Tripura

Enjoying rich cultural heritage, Tripura is a land of fairs and festivals. Majority of the people inhabiting Tripura are Hindus, hence the festivals celebrated here are quite common to the festivals celebrated in the rest of India. Be it tribal or non tribal festival, all tripuris come together to celebrate it with great enthusiasm.

The history of Tripura dates back to the time of the Mahabharata and Purana, including the Asokan Pillar Inscriptions. The word Tripura originated from Tripura Sundari. She is the deity of the land and Tripura is regarded as one of the renowned Shakti Peethas, among the 51 Shakti Peeth, for this deity.

Main religious Festivals of Tripura

  • Durga Puja (at the time of Dussehra)
  • Karchi Puja
  • Diwali
  • Dol Jatra (Holi)
  • Pous Sankranti
  • Ashokashtmi
  • Buddha Jayanti
  • Eid
  • Christmas and New Year.

Fairs & Festivals in Tripura

  • Bizhu dance
  • Ganga puja
  • Goria Puja
  • Garia Puja
  • Asokastami Festival
  • Pilak Festival
  • Ker puja
  • Kharchi puja Festival
  • Neermahal Festival
  • Diwali Festival
  • Pous Sankranti Fair
  • Kharchi

Important tribal festivities in Tripura

The Garia, Ker Ganga and Gajan festivals are important tribal festivities. During Ashokashtmi there are special celebrations at Unnakoti. The Fourteen Goddess Temple tour in Old Agartala attracts a lot of visitors for its Karchi Puja, and so does Tirthamukh on the occasion of the Pous Sankranti Mela. Other festivals are the Rabindra/Nazrul Festival in May, the Boat Race at Melaghar in August, the Orange and Tourism festival in the Jampui Hill range in November.

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