"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." But if they merge then there is enlightenment. Science and Religion mingles in the luminous Fairs and Festivals of Tripura and create an atmosphere of awe and joviality. Tripura is mainly dominated by the Hindus but it also has several ethnic groups; so it is often called the laboratory of exotic cultural synthesis. The Fairs and Festivals in Tripura consist of several Hindu Carnivals that are fêted with pageantry and magnificence.
The history of Tripura dates back to the time of the Mahabharata and Purana, including the Asokan Pillar Inscriptions. The word Tripura originated from Tripura Sundari. She is the deity of the land and Tripura is regarded as one of the renowned Shakti Peethas, among the 51 Shakti Peeth, for this deity.
Fairs and Festivals in Tripura consist of worshipping many Gods and Goddesses all round the year to get their blessings for a glorious future of the inhabitants. Gods such as Matai Katar also known as Shiva, Lam Pra who is the god of sky and sea, Mailu Ma synonymous to Laxmi, Khuluma for cotton plantations, Burha-cha for curing sickness, San Grama deity personifies as Sky, Uma and Ganga, are generally worshipped.
Rules imposed on people during the festivals used to be stringent, but now they are more lenient and thus men enjoy while they are blessed with mercy from overhead.