Inaugurating the Diwali Mela, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said replicas of the 50 other "Shaktipiths" would be built in the Tripureswari temple to make it a major pilgrimage tourist spot of the country.
"If any pilgrim wants to visit 51 shaktipiths at a time, he or she would come here," he said.
Six Mela special trains from Agartala and one train from Dharmanagar, bordering Assam in North Tripura district to Udaipur in Gomati district were introduced this morning. Besides, all regular trains from Silchar in Assam and Dharmanagar would ply as usual," Agartala Station Master, Amit Kumar said.
"The trust has taken several initiatives to decorate the mela premises with magnificent lighting and perform three-day Yajna from tomorrow to invoke the blessings of the goddess," Media Advisor to the Chief Minister, Sanjoy Mishra said.
He added the event will be a grand one that would restore the religious and cultural identity of Tripura.
Tripura Tourism Minister Pranajit Singha Roy, who hails from Udaipur town said, The trust has taken initiative to organize Ganga Aarti similar to Haridwar and the devotees, who would conduct the puja, have already arrived in the state. The 'Aarti' would be organized in the evening after chief minister inaugurates the Mela.
When contacted, Additional IG (Law and Order), Smriti Ranjan Das said adequate security arrangements have been made in the temple premises.
State and central paramilitary forces have been deployed, CCTV cameras installed to keep a close vigil and intelligence surveillance have been augmented to avert any mishaps, Das said.
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