Tripura is bless with a wide variety of resources. This second-smallest state in India is a wonderful combination of the ancient and the modern. As well as a fusion of hill and plains styles. As a result, the festival celebrations in the state of Tripura are define with immense passion and traditional enthusiasm. Festivals in this state are a source of excitement and joy. Tripura participates in nearly all of the country’s festivals. Tripura’s festivals represent our country’s rich and multicultural history and heritage. Tripura’s culture offers a plethora of festivals that are celebrate across the year. Whether it is a tribal or a common festival. The excitement and energy with which Tripura’s festivals are celebrate by tribal groups and non-tribal groups is incomparable.
Tripura has a varied cultural heritage and identity to witness. One should experience these to gain more knowledge about their different culture and tradition. For this, you just need to book the Tripura tour packages offered by Lock Your Trip. All festivals are celebrate to commemorate passion and energy by the people of Tripura. If you’re really lucky enough to travel during a festival, do not miss it. Fairs and festivals in Tripura are primarily about praising Gods and Goddesses. In order to obtain blessings for a positive future. In this blog, we will talk about a few best festivals in Tripura with all the needed details.
Ganga Puja Festival
A Tripura state religious festival in which the Tripura Tribals honour the Goddess of the River. The festival is held to pray for the safety of pregnant women and to protect them from diseases. Moreover A bamboo temple is establish in the middle of a river or stream to celebrate the occasion. According to the Hindu Lunar calendar, the popular festival is host throughout the state in March, April, or May. Furthermore, the villagers think that sacrificing mature male geese, goats, and even buffalo. As part of their offerings may help to avoid epidemic infections. People pay good money here to celebrate this festival in Tripura.
Garia Puja Festival
Garia Puja is one of the most important festivals in Tripura. In this festival, Lord Garia, the god of animals and money, is worshipped with flowers and garland. Cotton thread, rice, chicken chick, rice beer, wine, clay pots, eggs, and grape juice are use in the Garia Puja. It involves an ancient ritual of sacrificing the chicken just before the god. The blood of the chicken is sprayed well before the Lord to get the Lord’s blessings. Due to the fear of troubling the Lord. No one is permitted to cross the shade of the bamboo tree, which represents the god Garia, during the celebration. The celebration features youngsters playing the drums, singing, and dancing in front of Lord Garia to try to appease him.
Kharchi Puja Festival
Kharchi is one of Tripura’s most important festivals. However, because of the involvement of people from many groups, it has developed into a more global nature. The Brahmanical Hindus are also claim to have developed it. In June or July, an indigenous tribal god festival is celebrate in ancient Agartala. Only head images are defin by Brahmanical names such as Hara, Uma, Hari, Maa, Bani, Kumar, Ganesh, Brahma, Pritthi, Ganga, Abdi, Kamesh, and Himadri. The Hindus of Tripura have also recognised these head images as beloved gods.
There are several tales concerning these above-mentioned deities that flow around the state. The festival’s traditional worship begins a day before the festival. Some of the necessary products for the worship are buffalo, he-goats, eggs, bamboo poles and pipes, an umbrella, clay pot, duck, pigeon, bamboo sticks, thread, cotton, turmeric, vermilion, wine, banana leaves, and rice. The senior priest, or “Chantai,” shouts mantras as his helper sacrifices the animals. A great, colourful festival is being organiz to celebrate the event, and it will last approx seven days. The event’s uniqueness consists in the fact that it becomes a sign of peace, unity, and brotherhood. As people of all castes, different faiths, and religions gather at the location to attend the festival.
Ker Puja Festival
The festival two weeks after the Kharchi Puja to mark the occasion of Ker, Vastu Devata’s guardian god. The Festival contains offerings and sacrifices to protect the people from disasters and foreign threats. Tripura Raja’s Found this Festival. The engagement of the Halam tribe is necessary for the Puja. The capital’s entrances are close, and guests, including the governing head of state, are not permitte. To wear shoes, start a fire, dance, or sing even during the festival.
Neelmahal Water Festival
The name Neermahal translates to “Water Palace”. The palace is a gorgeous fairytale royal castle set in the centre of the Rudrasagar. Lake and was built as Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya’s summer house in 1930 A.D. in the Mughal style construction. According to that, every year in the month of August. A large event known as the “Neermahal Water Festival” is held by the local body and the government department. The festival usually lasts three days and includes a variety of colourful cultural programmes and events in the evening. The boat race on Rudrasagar Lake is a major highlight of the Neermahal water festival. Different types of boats engage in that boat race tournament. Apart from that, a swimming competition is also clasp all through the event.
Diwali is widely praise in Tripura and is one of the most important festivals in Tripura. Every year in the month of October or November, on the moonless night day of the Bengali month of Kartika. It is celebrate with great passion and enthusiasm. During the Diwali celebration, Goddess Kali is honour here. Thousands of oil lamps, or ‘diyas,’ are burn in her praise. The Goddess offers a rebirth of life and justice on Earth in exchange. Following the conclusion of the ‘festival of lights’. A large colourful fair is also prepare. Tripura’s special festival welcomes happiness and wealth for the following year.
Poush Sankranti Fair or Tirthamukh Mela
Every year on the festival of Uttarayan Sankranti. Tribal and non-tribal people gather for a religious dive in the river Gomati at its origin, Tirthamukh. On the last day of the month of Pousa (middle of the month of January). Believers take a ritual dip in the river to signify the beginning of the Sun’s northern course. Mostly by Tripuries to realise their own promises throughout the year.
On the day of ‘Poush Sankranti,’ this location becomes a gathering spot for thousands of people. Tirthamukh has been a sacred site for the Hindu Tripuri tribals from ancient times. On a particular day, people gather at the location to shave their heads in the name of their ancestors. Worship deities and undertake individual sacrifices and rituals to appease the souls of dead ancestors. On this occasion, a two-day fair is also organize for kids and all people.
Unakoti Festival or Ashokastami Festival
Unakoti is decorate with massive rock-cut statues of gods and goddesses in the centre of nature’s nice gesture. Call it a religious site, a historical site, or a hill station; any title seems acceptable. However, Sitakunda or Ashtamikunda a natural water source coming from a romping spring of crystal water. Becomes the most appealing attraction to the people during Maghi Sankranti (in February). Raghunandan Parvat of the ancient has given way to Unakoti, which is only 10 kilometres from Kailashahar. Nature has exposed its heart here, and the sculptors have totally invested in their skills.
Pilak Archaeological And Tourism Festival
Pilak is a treasure trove of wonderful Hindu and Buddhist images going to date from the 8th and 9th centuries. Various investigations in the region reveale these sculptures. Which were spread throughout a 10-square-kilometre area. The many archaeological discoveries, which included images and terracotta plaques, revealed. The existence of both heterodox sects and creeds symbolizing Hinduism and Buddhism. Here, massive stone images of Avolokiteshwar and Narasimha have been discovere. As a result, every year in the month of February or March. The residents of Jolaibari, South Tripura district, observe the Pilak archaeological & tourism festival for three days. People from all over the world come to this festival to enjoy the cultural programme. For instance all of the festival’s attractions.
Buddha Jayanti Festival
This is one of Tripura’s most stunning Buddhist celebrations. The Buddha temple in Venuban Vihar in the city of Agartala, Tripura, celebrates the festival with passion and enthusiasm. Tripura celebrate this festival every year. In the month of May, and a large fair also highlights the festive ceremonies of this auspicious festival. Buddhists from all around the country take part in the Buddha Jayanti celebrations with excitement. Festivals in Tripura are mainly celebrate for residents’ beliefs and for a better life for locals and animals too. You can also visit this amazing state to witness at least any of the above mentioned festivals in Tripura. For this, you just need to book the Tripura tour packages offered by LYT.