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Ratha Yatra is ancient tradition of Tripura since Kings’ era : CM
TIWN July 4, 2019
Ratha Yatra is ancient tradition of Tripura since Kings’ era : CM
PHOTO : CM Biplab Deb attended Ratha Yatra festival along with family. TIWN Pic July 4

AGARTALA, July 4 (TIWN): “Ratha Yatra festival is not new in Tripura as if was started few hundred years back, rather Tripura Kings constructed various Jagannath temples and this auspicious festival is celebrated not only in Agartala but across Udaipur, Melaghar and other places”, such has been said by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb while inaugurating Ratha Yatra festival in Agartala ISKCON.

CM Biplab Deb also thanked ISKCON for its continuous financial helps for poor people as well as Education sector.

It can be mentioned here that the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava Hindu religious organisation. ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada the Guru and spiritual master of the organization. At the beginning ISKCON was criticized by a section of people saying, ISKCON is brining foreign culture in India but now, ISKCON has set an example of how religions should be practiced with not only devotion but also social works. It has also taken responsibility to stabilize Tripura’s Education setups.

While addressing, Deb said that there is no narrow politics and discrimination based on religion and cast and also party when the Govt (BJP Govt) works. He said, under PM Modi a Govt is supposed to work for all without any discrimination.

Deb also expressed his dreams about medical hub, IT hub in Tripura.

The festival season has been started in Tripura as soaking themselves in religious fervour, lakhs of devotees across Tripura on Thursday celebrated the Chariot Festival or Rath Yatra, Lord Jagannath's annual visit to his aunt's house.Chanting "Jai Jagannath" and "Hare Krishna" people thronged the roads and went up to the roof tops to have a glimpse of their beloved lords. 

Next, Tripura has Kharchi Puja and there are many festivals which will be conducted in next few months till Durga Puja, Diwali.

Tripura has one oldest and rarest temple of Lord Jagannath at Udaipur, which is made up with slate-stone, a rare stone made temple, but today it’s on the verges of destruction due to various reasons.

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