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Annual Diwali Festival inaugurated at Udaipur Matabari : Devotees throng to temple to seek 'blessing' from Ma Tripura Sundari
TIWN Nov 6, 2018
Annual Diwali Festival inaugurated at Udaipur Matabari : Devotees throng to temple to seek 'blessing' from Ma Tripura Sundari

MATABARI (UDAIPUR, Tripura), Nov 6 (TIWN): CM Biplab Deb has inaugurated the two day long Diwali Festival 2018 here at the Dhanyamanikya Mukta Mancha by lighting the lamp. Sharp at 6 pm the Diwali Festival 2018 was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Biplab Deb and Deputy CM Jishnu Debbarman. Minister for Tourism Pranajit Singha Roy and many more Ministers were also present on this occasion. CM also inaugurated the Exhibition stalls of different state govt departments, SBI and other organizations. He also inaugurated the Tribal Cultural Stage. Chief Secretary L K Gupta remained present as special guest along with Gomati DM T K Debnath. Though the official inauguration was done at 6 pm but from the morning itself lakhs of people from different parts of the state as well the country and behind her borders started to throng the streets leading to Mata Bari.

As per police estimate upto  10.30pm more than one and half lakh people assembled at Mata Bari and Tripurasundari Temple . It is expected that around 5 lakh tourists and devotees will come to this fair. The temple and fair complex are flooded with sadhus, women, men, children and youths.

Above 2000 police personnel along with 500 volunteers from NCC, NSS, Red Cross, Disaster Management and around 150 plain cloth police have been deployed at different sectors. The police personnel are stationed and divided in 17 different divisions. Apart from this two boats of Disaster Management Team are stationed at Kalyan Sugar to prevent any untoward incident.

The entire Temple Complex and Fair Complex are being monitored through CCTV cameras. Two control rooms too have been opened to assist the tourists and devotees.

Apart from that, around 500 volunteers of NCC, Disaster Management Team and Quick Response Team as well as Mobile Medical unit too have been available during the two day long festival. 

Tripura Sundari Temple is a Hindu temple of Goddess Tripura Sundari, better known locally as Devi Tripureshwari. The temple is situated in the ancient city of Udaipur, about 55 km from Agartala, Tripura. It is believed to be one of the holiest Hindu shrines in this part of the country. 

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