Kharchi Festival

Kharchi is one of the most popular festivals of Tripura. However, given the participation of people transcending the communities, it has gained a universal character. It is also said to have been influenced by the Brahmanical Hindus. The festival associated with the indigenous tribal deities is held in June-July at old Agartala. Only head-images are identified by various Brahmanical names like “Ha....
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The ceremonial worship starts a day before the festival. Buffalo, richha, he-goats, eggs, bamboo poles and pipes, umbrella, earthen pot, duck, pigeon, bamboo stick, thread, cotton, turmeric, vermilion, wine, banana leaves and rice are some of the important ingredients for the worship. “Chantai” or the chief priest chants mantras and his assistant sacrifices the animals. A grand colourful fair held on this occasion continues for seven days. The uniqueness of the festival lies in the fact that this becomes a symbol of peace, harmony and fraternity as people irrespective of cast, creed and religious flock to the place to the celebrate the festival. A cultural stage will be setup in the festival ground for organizing cultural programmes where cultural troupes from different parts of the state especially from 19 ethnic groups of Tripura will participate. Apart from this, Cultural troupes will also be invited from the neighboring stats of Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur etc. An exhibition will be organized by setting up of good number of stalls. Many Government Departments, NGO’s will participate in the exhibition. The local traditional culture, games & sports of the state will be shown in the exhibition in a befitting manner. From Tourism also a number of stalls will be setup for show-casing different Tourist Sports of the state with adequate information as regards Tripura Tourism.

Organized By

Department of Information and Cultural Affairs
Director, Information and Cultural Affairs
Gangail Rd, Dhaleswar, Agartala, Tripura 799001

How to reach

The nearest airport is Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, which is 15 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Jogendranagar Railway Station, which is 5 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Chandrapur Bus Stand, which is 2KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
Chaturdash Devta Temple, Old Agartala, Khayerpur
Date Time

14 Jul 2024 - 21 Jul 2024




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