Durga Puja in Agartala
Durga Puja, also known as Durgotsav (Festival of Durga) is a
Bengali festival which celebrates devotion of Hindu Goddess Maa
Durga. It refers to six days viewed as Mahalaya, Shashthi , Maha
Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Navami and Vijaya Dashami
respectively. The Durga Puja celebrations dates are set in
proportion to conventional Bengali Calendar with fortnight
subsequent the festival is named Debi Pokkho.
Durga Puja is also celebrated all over India including state of
Tripura by all pleasure and glory predominantly in Agartala,
where its fame is worth mentioning. Durga Puja in Agartala is
celebrated with full happiness since whole city gets together to
celebrate the festival. This festival is very triumphant for
Bengali community people in Agartala. Apart from Bengali
community people, other communities also celebrate the festival.
In part of the world, Durga puja is enjoyed for 4 successive
days during the month of September/ October.
In Agartala, Durga Puja is enjoyed on big scale and puja pandals
created all around the city. There are numerous pandals that
also adore idols of Karthik and Goddess Laxmi. The real festival
starts on Maha Shasti, the 6th day of Mahalaya. On that day,
priest reveals the idol identified as ‘Bodhan’. On next day,
Maha Saptami is started with priest giving flowers, sweets etc.
On Maha Saptami, Sandhi Puja (means evening prayer) and Kumari
Puja (means adoration of young girls) happens and people present
‘Pushpanjali’ to Durga idol.
Tripura is the single state of India where the state government
takes all necessary steps during the Durga festival. There is
also a well-known temple named as Ujjayamata temple situated
where this event is celebrated. Durga Puja is celebrated from
the time when Manikya Dynasty was ruling in Tripura.
Durga Puja in the state of Tripura is constantly being diverse
and multi-elemental. You can say that Durga Puja in Agartala
denotes good decorated big pandals which fascinate people during
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