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CM calls devotees to join traditional ‘Kharchi’ festival
TIWN July 9, 2019
CM calls devotees to join traditional ‘Kharchi’ festival
PHOTO : Photo background : Kharchi puja (File), Photo inset : CM Biplab Deb

AGARTALA, July 9 (TIWN): Chief Minister Biplab Deb has invited all devotees to join traditional Kharchi festival at Chaturdash Devta temple for tomorrow.

“Welcoming all the devotees to the sacred & auspicious festival of 'Kharchi Puja' at Chaturdash Devata Bari, Old Agartala from 10 - 16 July, 2019. I pray to Chaturdash Devata & seek blessings for peace, harmony & well being of the people of our state & the country”, CM said in social media.

Keeping eyes on the 7 day long Kharchi, the last moment preparation is also on peak at Chaturdasha Devta Temple premises at Khayerpur.

Kharchi Puja is an important festival celebrated in the Indian state of Tripura, this year will be celebrated on July 10.

The deities are originally tribal and were later adapted into the Hindu fold. All the deities have names in Kok-barok, the tribal language. It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami day in Ashad Month.

Kharchi Puja is a weeklong festival. The rituals are conducted by tribal priests and the main priest is called ‘Chantai.’

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