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Businessmen retuning homes as 7 days long Kharchi fair is ended
TIWN July 17, 2019
Businessmen retuning homes as 7 days long Kharchi fair is ended
PHOTO : Kharchi mela ends in Tripura. TIWN Pic July 17

AGARTALA, July 17 (TIWN): 7 days long Kharchi puja has been ended in Tripura’s Chaturdash Devta temple on Tuesday and today morning the businessmen are returning homes.

Many businessmen came from other states whereas many are from Tripura.

Due to flood however this year business underwent at losses, said the businessmen.

“Kharchi” puja, an ancient Hindu festival in Tripura started on July 7 at Old Agartala or Puratan Agartala.

Like every year, the festival involves the worship of the fourteen gods forming the dynasty deity of the Tripuri people. Kharchi Puja is one of the most popular festivals in Tripura. 

CM Biplab Deb had inaugurated the programme. Today Kharchi has been ended.

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

The deities are claimed originally tribe and were later adapted into the Hindu fold. All the deities have names in Kokborok, the Tripura’s mothertongue Kokborok 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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