The Kharchi Puja festival has started in which state of India?
The 7-day long Kharchi Puja festival has started at Chaturdas Devta Temple in Old Agartala, Tripura. It is a century old traditional festival of Tripura. The uniqueness of the fest lies in offering Puja to the head-images of 14 God and Goddesses, who live in a locked room throughout the year and it is only during the first week of Shukla Paksha of Ashad of Bengali calendar year they are brought out so that the devotees can see them. The head images of 14 God and Goddesses symbolize with Hindu Gods like Hara, Uma, Hari, Vani, Kartik etc. Because of the beliefs of the festival, Tripura is also known as the land of fourteen gods.