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Kharchi Festival

Kharchi Festival:

Kharchi Puja is a Hindu festival from Tripura, the festival involves the worship of the fourteen gods forming the dynasty deity of the Tripuri people.

  • Tracing its etymology, ‘khar’ means sin and ‘çhi’ means cleaning.
  • Therefore, together the name translates to – cleaning of sins.
  • The temple of the 14 gods was built during the reign of Maharaja Krishna Manikya.
  • This is an age-old tradition being celebrated from some time around 1760 AD and since has been an annual occasion for the community to come together and soak in the festivities.