Puratan Agartala, Agartala

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 Puratan Agartala, which can be translated into Bengali as Old Agartala, is often termed as the second capital of the state of Tripura. Located 7 kilometres away from present day Agartala, Puratan Agartala is particularly famous for the Chaturdasha Devata Mandir.

The Chaturdasha Devata Mandir is  dedicated to fourteen deities whose heads alone are present for worship here. The fourteen gods and goddesses are together known as the Chaturdasha Devata. The mandir is structured similar to a stupa resembling houses found in rural Bengal. The temple’s architecture has a mix of Bankura style and Buddhist style. The mandir was constructed by King Krishna Manikya Debbarma. All the fourteen gods and goddess have a local Kokborok name.

People from all over Tripura and the country visit the Chaturdasha Devata Mandir during July when the Kharchi Puja is held. It is a weeklong puja dedicated to the fourteen gods and goddesses.


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