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Auspicious ‘Kharchi’ puja rituals held with full devotion
TIWN June 28, 2020
Auspicious ‘Kharchi’ puja rituals held with full devotion
PHOTO : Kharchi puja at Old Agartala 14 Goddess Temple. TIWN Pic June 28, 2020

AGARTALA, July 28 (TIWN): 7 days long Kharchi puja has been started in Tripura’s Chaturdash Devta temple on Sunday.

This year although due to lockdown, the fair is restricted but the puja and each ritual was observed with full devotion.

“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. 

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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