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3-day 'yajna' to restore religious, cultural identity of Tripura

Press Trust of India  |  Agartala 

The famous Sundari Temple is slated to witness a grand 'yajna' this to restore the religious and cultural identity of the state, an said here on Monday.

Preparations are being carried out under the supervision of to make the three-day long 'yajna' a success, the said.

The 'yajna' will be held from November 7.

Headed by the chief minister, a Sundari Trust was formed in April, a month after the came to power in the state that had been ruled by the CPI(M)-led Left Front for 25 years.

"This big event will restore the religious and cultural identity of Tripura," the chief minister's told

The district magistrate of is the of Sundari Trust.

"All the four Shankaracharyas, Narendra Modi, his cabinet colleagues, and many other dignitaries and monks would be invited to the ritual," Mishra said.

The government would also invite the chief ministers of the northeastern states to the 'yajna' at the temple located in district, he added.

The over 500-year-old is one of the 51 'Shaktipiths' in the country. It is believed that Sati's right foot fell on that site.

Maharaja Dhanya Manikya built the temple in 1501 AD at Udaipur, the former capital of Tripura kingdom.

Authorities of the Tripura Sundari Temple, also known as Matabari Temple, organise a large fair on every year.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 20:51 IST