Kharchi Puja Festival 2022
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Kharchi Puja or Kharchi Puja is a Hindu festival of Tripura. In this festival, 14 Hindu deities are worshipped, who are considered to be the deities of the Tripuri people.
The festival includes 14 deities- Shiva, Durga, Vishnu, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kartik, Ganesha, Brahma, Abadhi (god of water), Chandra, Ganga, Agni, Kamadeva and Himadri (Himalaya).
Kharchi Puja is mainly a tribal festival but its origin is from Hinduism.
The annual 'Kharchi Puja' and festival is meant to cleanse the sins of mortal souls.
Kharchi Puja is the biggest festival for the Hindu tribals in the Northeast region.
Thousands gather from all over the country and neighbouring Bangladesh to attend the 'Kharchi Puja'.
The temple of 14 deities was built during the reign of Maharaja Krishna Manikya.
This is an age-old tradition that has been celebrated since around 1760 AD.
Major Festivals of North Eastern States
Sikkim - Losar, Saga Dawa, Losang
Nagaland - Hornbill Festival, Motsu Festival
Assam - Bihu, Ambubachi Fair
Manipur - Yaoshang, Porag
Mizoram - Chapcharkut Festival
Meghalaya - Pomblang Nongkrem, Cherry Blossom Festival
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