A wise man once said, "The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals. “This line fits appropriately for the culture and trends of the state. This festival is akin the pinch of salt which upgrades the taste of a dish instantly. Though it is influenced by Hindu devotees, several tribal people also participate in the celebration which is a heartwarming sight in itself.
The festival is celebrated to seek blessings from the God by dipping in the holy waters of Ashtami Kund. The festival is celebrated depending on the evolution of the moon in the month of March or April every year.
The sacred water body plays a significant role in the Hinduism religion and bathing in the waters is believed to purify the souls and bring positivity within.
It is an amazing view to see people get together at the sacred Kund and dip themselves with a religious feeling and belief.
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The festival is celebrated in Unakoti. One can reach there from anywhere in the country. The nearest railway station is at Kumarghat which is 20 km away. The nearest airport is in Agartala where people can get down and take various road transports available to Unakoti. People can also go by helicopter services available from Agartala.
1 April 2020
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