Kharchi Puja (Kharchi Festival) is a week-long festival celebrated at Chaturdasha Devta temple in Agartala, Tripura. It is celebrated in Ashada month. In 2013, Kharchi Puja date is July 16.
It is a unique cultural and traditional tribal feast in Tripura. The term ‘Kharchi’ means auspicious in tribal language of Tripura. Though it is a tribal festival, 14 Goddesses are worshipped. Both the tribal priests and Hindu Brahmins participate in pujas.
The most important feature of Kharchi Puja is – the idols are kept locked in a room throughout the year and shown to devotees during this week-long festival only. A large number of devotees all across India visit the temple and enjoy Kharchi puja festival.
In 2012, Kharchi Puja date was June 27.