Ker Puja in India in 2022

Ker Puja in India in 2022

  How long until Ker Puja?
Ker Puja
  Dates of Ker Puja in India
2023 Tripura Tue, Jul 11 Regional Holiday
2022 Tripura Wed, Jul 6 Regional Holiday
2021 Tripura Sat, Jul 31 Regional Holiday
2020 Tripura Tue, Jul 14 Regional Holiday
2019 Tripura Tue, Jul 23 Regional Holiday
  Summary

Tripura only. Celebrated two weeks after Kharchi Puja to honor Ker, the guardian deity of Vastu Devata

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When is Ker Puja?

Ker Puja is a regional public holiday observed in Tripura, India.

Ker Puja is a Hindu festival that takes place two weeks after Kharchi Puja and honours Ker, a guardian god.

History of Ker Puja

In the two weeks since the start of Kharchi Puja, 14 different deities have been worshipped. At the end of this process, it is time to honour Ker, the guardian deity of the Vastu Devata, Tripura’s dynasty of deities.

During Ker Puja, entrances to Agartala, the capital of Tripura, are closed to create a protected area. People are not allowed to light fires, dance, sing or even wear shoes. Anyone who break these restrictions is made to pay a fine and the puja starts again.

To try and ensure that nothing bad happens within the protected area,  expectant mothers, the elderly and the sick and frail are moved to nearby villages. A loud bang on the morning of Ker Puja indicates the start of the ceremonial part of the festival during which time, people are discouraged from shouting or crying.

Banks and all government institutions will be closed on this day.

Did you know?

Tripura is the third smallest state in India by area.

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