Monday, 26 May 2014

Ujjayanta Palace Agartala : A lovely view from Laxminarayan Temple.

Took this lovely view of Ujjayanta Palace Agartala from Laxminarayan temple.

Sri Kasbeswari Kali Mata of Kamalasagar Temple : Tripura

We were returning to Agartala after a lovely trip from Neermahal (will write soon a post on it), Sojol suggested to visit Kamalasagar Kali Temple. Kamalasagar Temple is located about 27km from Agartala in a small village called Kasba . It falls on Indo- Bangladesh border. The temple is placed on a hillock overlooking Kamalasagar.

The temple was built in the late 15th century by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya (1490- 1520).

There is a huge green field for parking vehicles.  Colorful shops on side of the temple way sell all kind of offerings and prasad. Unlike most of the Hindu shrines of India where devotees usually light earthen lamps, candles are very popular in most of the temples of Tripura.

 Information regarding the shrine in Bangla script.

The Devi idol is made up of sandstone.

Took a closer look of the devi by priest's permission. Devi here has dashbhuja as mahishasurmardini. A shivlinga is placed near her feet. 

The shrine is a preferred place for wedding ceremonies. We saw many weddings taking place there.

After offering our prayers we moved towards our car. It was lunch time and we were very hungry.

There were many food joints but most of them were pre booked by the wedding families. These rock carvings are replicas of that of Unnakoti.

The chances of finding food looked tough but fortunately this shop had few last plates of rice, daal and a vegetable side dish left. The food was not that good but the place was very clean .

It was almpst 4pm. The view of sun rays touching the waters of Kamalasagar was breathtakingly beautiful. This water body was too dug by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya.

Indian border security force on duty. Soon we left for Agartala .