The third-smallest state in the country, Tripura, is located in Northeast India. To its north, south, and west, it is bordered by Bangladesh and the Indian states of Assam and Mizoram to the east. Agartala, the capital of Tripura and also is the second-largest city in northeast India after Guwahati. Handicrafts and handlooms of Tripura are unique and attractive. Tripuri has a skillful boon to create incomparable handicrafts and handlooms. The artisan could produce extraordinary crafts from simple materials like clay, bamboo, and wood. The different cultural groups of the state are perfect in bamboo and clay work. Furniture of cane, idol-making, lamps, and bamboo dining table mats and floor mats are some of the state's attractive handicrafts. The artisans of Tripura weave wonderful fabrics with great designs. Each tribe of Tripura is famous for its unique handicrafts. Idol making and cane and bamboo are the oldest industries here.
Significance of Durga Puja:
During Durga Puja, God worshiped in her various forms as Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati in the form of the Divine Mother. Though the Goddess is one, she is represented and worshiped in three different aspects. On the first three nights of the festival, Durga is worshiped. On the following three, Lakshmi and then Saraswati Devi on the last three nights. The following tenth day is called Vijayadasami. Vijaya means "victory", the victory over one's minds that can come only when these three: Durga, Lakshmi, and Saraswati are worshiped. The festival of Navaratri or Durga puja has various significances. The meaning of Navaratri is nine nights. The tenth day is known as Vijayadashami or Dussehra. It was the day when goddess Durga got victory over a demon after nine days and nine nights long battle. The people worship Goddess Durga to gain strength and blessings. Worshipping Goddess Durga helps devotees remove negative energy and negative thoughts and get a peaceful life. It is celebrated to commemorate the victory of Lord Rama over evil Ravana. People celebrate this festival by burning the giant statue of Ravana and fireworks on the night of Dussehra. Sculptures have been in many of the cultures as the central religious devotion. It is said that it is also an expression of religion and politics. One of the methods of sculpting is pottery with clay as one of the oldest materials. Durga Puja is celebrated in the state of Tripura, with all its pride and glory. In India, Durga Puja is the second biggest celebrated in this state and the biggest celebrated festival to Tripura's people.