From A Correspondent
Agartala, May 31: The seven day long Kharchi Puja, one of the biggest festivals of Tripura, will be celebrated at Chaturdash Devata Temple in Old Agartala from July 1 to 7 when a large number of devotees from all over the state and outside are expected to arrive here.
Chaturdash Devata, (fourteen goddess) is the presiding deities of the former royal family and the temple was established by Maharaja Krish Manikya in 1761. Worshiping 14 goddess at a time is the unique feature of the temple and it attracts a large number of devotees every year.
The state is gearing up for smooth observance of the festival and a committee has been formed with the deputy speaker of the state assembly Pabitra kar as its president. The committee was formed in the first meeting of the preparatory committee held on Tuesday. The 96 member committee will have three vice-presidents MLA Manoranjan Debbarma, Chief Executive Member of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council Radha Charan Debbarma and the Mayor of the Agartala Municipal Corporation Prafullajit Sinha.
Addressing the meeting Pabitra Kar said it is expected that large number of people will arrive this year as road and railway connectivity has improved considerably and urged the committee members to make all necessary arrangement so that the devotees don’t face any problem.
He said like previous years this year also bus services will be there till mid-night and proper security arrangement also will be made.