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Benuban Vihar is one of the most prominent Buddhist attractions of Tripura. It is known for housing metal idols of Lord Buddha and Bodhisattva, which were created in Burma long ago. The origin of the temple is, however, unknown. The highlight of the vihar is the festival of Buddha Purnima that is celebrated with a lot of energy and vigour. Apart from that, the place is surrounded by a thick grove of trees that offer a sense of serenity to visitors, making a visit to the temple all the more rejuvenating. The structure of the temple has a typical Tripuri style architecture and its red-coloured sanctum is dedicated to Lord Buddha. Benuban Vihar is located in the Kunjaban area.
The Jagannath Temple is a famous pilgrimage site in Agartala, located next to the Ujjayanta Palace. Dedicated to Lord Jagannath, his brother Lord Balabhadra and his sister Goddess Subhadra, the temple attracts thousands of visitors from across the country. It is said that the idol of Lord Jagannath or Neel Mahadev at Puri has been donated from this shrine. The architecture of the temple that is an amalgamation of Hindu and Arabic styles is also noteworthy. The structure is decorated with bright orange structured shikharas (spires) and the pillars are crowned by square and pyramidal cones. Another attraction is the lovely decorations from the life of Lord Krishna and many statues of Hindu gods and goddesses scattered across the temple. The temple offers accommodation facilities in its complex for devotees who come from outside Agartala.
The Jagannath Temple was built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya of the Manikya dynasty in the 19th century.
Kamlasagar Kali Temple, also known as Kasba Kali Bari, is situated on a hillock overseeing a wide pool of water called Kamala Sagar. The idol of Mahishasurmardini (Goddess Kali) made of sandstone has been consecrated here. Another interesting facet of this temple is the shivling at the feet of Goddess Dasabhuja Durga. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the country and neighbouring countries like Bangladesh visit this temple during various festivals. Kamalasagar Lake, alongside the temple enhances the beauty of the place, making it the perfect spot for relaxing and spending some family time. The temple was built by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya of the Manikya dynasty in the 15th century and was finally completed in the 17th century by local rulers. It is about 27 km from Agartala.
The Tripura Sundari Temple is located at a distance of 55 km from Agartala. It was constructed by Maharaja Dhanya Manikya Dev in 1501 AD, and is regarded as one of the 51 shaktipeethas (devotional shrines where the severed body parts of Goddess Sati fell) of Hindu pilgrims in India. The religious significance of this place is quite strong as it is believed that Goddess Sati's right foot fell here during Lord Shiva's dance of cosmic destruction.
The temple consists of a square type sanctum of the typical Bengali-hut style construction with a conical dome. It stands gloriously on a hillock possessing two identical images of the same deity inside the temple. The idol of Goddess Kali is worshipped at the temple of Tripura Sundari in the form of Soroshi. Every year a famous Diwali mela near the temple attracts more than two lakh pilgrims.
Bhuvaneswari Temple is a popular spiritual site in Agartala that finds mention in Rabindranath Tagore's novel, Rajarshi, and drama, Bishorjon. Located about 55 km from Agartala on the bank of River Gomati, it is dedicated to Goddess Bhuvaneswari. Perched upon a 3-ft elevated porch, the structure of the temple includes a four chaala roof, stupas on the entrance and a core chamber. The highlight of the architecture is flower-patterned motifs that adorn the pillars and the stupas. Today, the temple is under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). While approaching the temple, one will come across the ruins of the palace of Maharaja Govinda Manikya of the Manikya dynasty, who is believed to have built it in the 17th century.