Pous Sankranti Mela in Tripura(Last Updated 05 Aug, 2021)
14/01/2021 - 14/01/2021
Pous Sankranti Mela is one of the exquisite fairs held every year at Tripura. It comes along with a festive mood to impart fervor and attachment amongst the people of Tripura with the rest of the world. Pous Sankranti Mela is celebrated with maximum zeal and enthusiasm at Tripura and is visited by most people of the country.
Description of the Pous Sankranti Mela:
"For a moment I lost myself, actually lost my life. I was set free! I belonged, without past or future, within peace and unity and a wild joy, within something greater than my own life . . . to life itself. I caught a glimpse of something greater than myself." This something which is greater than the magnitude of human being is the star and since the nearest star of the Earth is the Sun which enlightens our life, the people of Tripura worship the Sun-God at the advent of his Northward journey.
The Pous Sankranti Mela is usually held at the source of the River Gomati, which is regarded as the consecrated River in Tripura. In this context mention may be made of the Burbaria Fair which is held in Amarpur subdivision and Mahamanipara Fair at Belonia, Radhamadhavipura Fair at Kanchanpur and Muhuripur Fair which are celebrated with equal keenness and commitment.
Time for the celebration of the Pous Sankranti Mela:
The time of the fête of the Pous Sankranti Mela is January, the last day of the month of Pousha. It generally falls in the middle of January and is believed to be the brightest carnival in Tripura.