TIWN April 21, 2017
AGARTALA, April 21 (TIWN): Harvest festival by the ethnic tribes Garia Puja is being celebrated by the tribal people of the state on Tuesday. The celebration has begun with the tribal people across the state worshipping “bamboo pole” with flowers and garlands which symbolises the Lord Garia.
Various ingredients are used while conducting the Garia Puja. The ingredients used in the Puja are fowl chick, cotton thread, rice, eggs, riccha, rice beer and earthen pots. An important part of the Puja is sacrificing a fowl and offering the blood to the deity.
However the puja is mainly conducted in the rural Tripura on residents of tribals and its various tribes. Besides, the tribal residents of the capital city Agartala do conducts the Garia Puja on the places like Krishnnanagar, Abhoynagar, Nine Bullets club and other places.
To mark the day various cultural programmes are also being conducted with the tribals also arrange various fair exhibiting decorating items and others.
This activity is done to please the deity and to seek his blessings. God Garia is worshipped so as to bestow the people with domestic animals, peace, children and wealth.
The Puja is held to seek blessings. The sacrifice of cocks is an important feature and other important feature is dancing and rejoicing after the Puja. Garia dance is performed by the Tripuris and the Reangs.