The Tripura Festivals includes both religious and cultural festivals. The international culture of Tripura has outcome in the celebration of several festivals in Tripura. As the main part of the population of Tripura is Hindus. The festivals that are celebrated here are the common festivals celebrated all over India. Apart from this there are many festivals that are exceptional to the state of Tripura.
All throughout the year there are a number of festivals celebrated in Tripura with great spectacle and gaeity. Some of the well-liked religious festivals that are celebrated by the people of Tripura are Ashokastami Festival Unakoti in the month of April, Manasa Mangal in August, Kharchi Festival in July, Pous Sankranti Mela in January, Diwali Festival in November, Rasha Festival in November, Durga Puja in October and many more.
While among the cultural festivals Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti in May, Book Fair at Agartala in January, Orange and Tourism Festival at Jampui Hill Range in November are few of the names. These festivals magnetize large number of pilgrims and tourists visit Tripura tourism places from all over India.
Garia Puja- It is celebrated on the 7th of April to seek prosperity and enjoyment round the year. It is marked with sacrifices of cocks, hordes of devotees, both men and women.
Durga Puja: During the month of October/ November, durga Puja is celebrated with great active participation. After the celebrations end, the idols of Durga are taken in a procession and immersed in water bodies.
Ker Puja: It is a tribal festival celebrated within particular boundaries which is not allowed to be trespassed by anyone else.
Tirthamukh: It is celebrated in January / February during the Uttarayan Sankranti by a lot many devout. People gather and take holy bath irrespective of their caste, class, creed or race during the festival.
Kharchi Puja: This puja held in July is an attraction for all people visiting the Chaturdas Deutas Temple in Old Agartala to worship the fourteen deities of head image.
The people of Tripura are mostly tribal. The tribes of Tripura are of Tibeto-Burmese origin.The Tripuris, are the largest tribe live in the west while large numbers of Reangs and Jamatias live in the north and south respectively. You will find many ethnic and scheduled tribes communities in Tripura on behalf of a pleasant social environment. These people speak Bengali, Tripuri and Manipuri.
Tripura is home to a major number linguistics groups, and thus, it has a very complex culture. Dominant cultures in the state are Tripuri, Bengali, Murasing, Munda, Koloi, Halam, Kuki, Garo, Mizo, Chakma, Uchoi, Mogh, Noatia, Jamatia, Oraon and Santhal.
The Tripuris live in lofty houses made of bamboo called ‘Tong’ to keep away wild animals. The population is largely Bengali in spite of 19 Scheduled Tribes. The other tribes are Chakma, Halam and Usai. Some of the tribes still stick on to old-fashioned customs like floating colourful sunshade in ponds to honour the dead!
Hindus constitute a vast majority of the population in the entire state, most of who are the native Tripuri people and the Bengalis. Lord Shiva and Goddess Tripureshwari are largely worshipped by Hindus in Tripura. Festivals celebrated by the Hindus in the state are Navratri, Kali Puja, and Durga Puja.
The second largest community in the state is Muslims. They are mostly Bengalis and belong to the Sunni section. The Christian population in Tripura usually consists mostly of the tribal people in the state and some native Tripuri people. Baptists in the state form a majority among the Christians in the state closely followed by the Roman Catholics. If you u want to know more about the people living in Tripura, then make a trip to Tripura tourism places.
This palace was built by Radhakishore Manikya Bahadur. This Mughal and Indo Greek fashioned palace is located in the heart of city. The palace has been inflated with lush gardens, pools and fountains. You can also see and enjoy the Musical Fountain on both sides of the domes of this three storied structure, Flood Lightings and the exquisite interiors.
This water palace is built on RudraSagar Lake is a royal Palace with sway of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The castles, the moats and the bridges, the whopping towers here are simply breath taking. The two parts of the palace, one on Western side called “Andar Mahal (used by the royal family) and the other one on Eastern side (used by the security personnels and servants), flood lighting, open stage theater is very lovely here. How about the Light and Sound Show !! Yes, it has even more to it – water sports. Great recreation indeed !! Don’t forget to visit this beautiful unseen water palace, while making your trip to Tripura tourism places.
Kunjaban Palace until now another imperial palace which was built by Maharaja Birendra Kishore Manikya. And it is located nearby Ujjayanta Palace abides a indication of organization of RabindraNath Tagore, the Nobel laureate poet, with it. The scenic charm of this palace nestled in the emerald hillocks stirred him to compose many memorable songs. The lush gardens, lawns and yards are worth seeing which is the official residence of Governor of Tripura India. “Rabibdra Kann” is the southern part of the garden which is open for public.
It is a bungalow adjacent to the Kunjban Palace located on a hillock. It was on the whole a Kachcha House where RabindraNath Tagore stayed in 1919. It was gradually develpoed as a Pucca House and named Malancha Niwas.
Tripura Government Museum:
This Govt. museum preserves the arts and crafts of Tripura consisting of rare stone and bronze idols and images, archaeological items, ancient coins of Tripura and neighboring areas, Embroidery of Bengal (Kantha) and Buddhist sculptures from Pilak dating back to 8th to 10th century.