Kharchi Puja is a week-long historical festival celebrated in Tripura, mainly at Chaturdasha Devata Temple in Agartala Tripura. In 2021, Kharchi Puja date is July 17.
Literally, ‘Kharchi’ means ‘auspicious’ in Kakbrook, the tribal language of Tripura. In the past, it was celebrated within the premises of the royal palace but nowadays, it is celebrated by all Hindus including non-tribals in Tripura.
Kharchi Puja is believed as a symbol of harmony and peace of the state of Tripura. Though Kharchi Puja is considered as a tribal festival by outside world, but the 14 deities that are worshipped are all Hindu gods and goddesses.
According to some tourists, this is the only festival or fare where 14 deities are worshipped together at one time.
Panchang, Kharchi Puja – 17 July 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:34 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 07:20 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 12:23 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 12:16 AM, Jul 18
Tithi : Ashtami upto 02:41 AM, Jul 18 Navami
Nakshatra : Chitra upto 01:33 AM, Jul 18 Swati
Yoga : Shiva upto 07:24 AM Siddha upto 04:48 AM, Jul 18 Sadhya
Karana : Vishti upto 03:40 PM Bava upto 02:41 AM, Jul 18 Balava
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Shaniwara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashadha – Purnimanta Ashadha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM
Amrit Kalam : 07:26 PM to 08:58 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 09:01 AM to 10:44 AM
Yamaganda : 02:10 PM to 03:54 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 05:34 AM to 07:17 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 05:34 AM to 06:29 AM 06:29 AM to 07:24 AM
Varjyam : 10:16 AM to 11:47 AM