Kharchi Puja is one of the traditional festivals of Tripura. It is a festival of harmony.
Kharchi Puja started on Thursday, July 7 in the temple of the fourteen deity of Old Habeli for 7 days.
The annual worship of the fourteen deities is organized for the happiness and prosperity of all.
Tribal Welfare Minister Rampada Jamatia said this while inaugurating Kharchi festival, fair and exhibition at the premises of the fourteen deity temple.
Kharchi Utsav has been organized by the Department of Information and Culture, Tripura Tourism Development Corporation Limited and Khachi Fair Committee.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the launch of the Kharchi festival in a tweet on Thursday.
In his congratulatory message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “The traditional Kharchi Puja of Tripura has started from today. To the fourteenth deity I seek blessings for all. At the same time, I wish everyone good health, success and prosperity.”
Tribal Welfare Minister Rampad Jamatia said, “We are all blessed with the blessings of the fourteenth deity. Our harmony is further strengthened by the touch of Kharchi’s light flame.”
With the blessings of the fourteenth deity, the government has taken a multi-pronged program for the development of the state.
Plans have been made to develop the temple of the fourteenth deity at Old Habeli.
The Minister also hoped that people from all walks of life, irrespective of caste, religion and creed, would extend a helping hand in the development of the state.