Tripura celebrates ‘Dol Jatra’ with great fervour
‘Dol Jatra’ was celebrated with great fervour on Friday evening at Ujjayanta Palace in Tripura’s Agartala. People from all walks of life took part in the celebration, which was organized
‘Dol Jatra’ was celebrated with great fervour on Friday evening at Ujjayanta Palace in Tripura’s Agartala.
People from all walks of life took part in the celebration, which was organized by the State government.
A colourful cultural programme marked the celebration.
Dol Jatra or Dol Purnima is celebrated on a full moon day, and the festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It often coincides with the day of Holi and is celebrated in a similar fashion.
Devotees believe that Dol Jatra is celebrated to revel in the everlasting bond of love between Lord Krishna and Radha. On this special day, Lord Krishna expressed his love for his beloved Radha.
On this sacred day, idols of Lord Krishna and Radha are put on decorated palanquins.
During the ceremony, women sing songs while men smear coloured powder on the idols.
With the celebration of the festival, people give a warm welcome to the spring season.
First Published: 19th March, 2022 11:44 IST
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