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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.
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