July 11, 2019

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Tripura on the start of the auspicious Kharchi Pooja.


  • Region of celebration: Kharchi Puja is one of the most popular festivals in Tripura. It is celebrated at Agartala (Puran Agartala) in the temple premises of fourteen gods. 

  • Time: It’s a week-long royal Puja which falls in the month of July on the eighth day of the new moon. 

  • Objective: The word Kharchi is derived from the word Khya which means earth. Kharchi Puja is basically done to clean the post menstrual phase of mother earth’s menstruation. 

  • Rituals: 
    • On the day of the Puja, the fourteen gods are carried to river Saidra by the members of chantai. The gods are bathed in the holy water and are brought back to the temple. 

    • Animal sacrifice is also an important part of this festival. 

Source : PIB