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7 days long Kharchi Puja from 20th July
TIWN June 14, 2018
7 days long Kharchi Puja from 20th July
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AGARTALA, June 14 (TIWN): 7 days long Kharchi puja to be started from July 20th, state govt has announced.

Local MLA Ratan Chakraborty led committee chaired by MLA Birendra Debbarma and MLA Sushanta Chowdhury held a preparatory meeting in this regard and the inaugural date was fixed.

 It is also decided that this year the number of the stalls will also be increased. Stalls will be set up by the government department.  With the joint initiatives of the Block and Fair Committee, drinking water tanks will be installed to facilitate the devotees.

Kharchi Puja is a weeklong festival. The rituals are conducted by tribal priests and the main priest is called ‘Chantai.’ The main feature of this festival in Tripura is that, whether the festival is basically tribal or not, all people regardless tribal and non-tribal join the festival in a joyous mood and become part and parcel of it.

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