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Buddha Temple, Agartala Overview

Buddhist Temples in Tripura support the fact that Buddhism is quite prevalent in the state. Archaeological evidences have suggested that Buddhists have inhabited the region since ancient times. Several Buddhist rulers ruled over the state and left permanent influences on the culture of the state.

In the 16th century AD Buddhism was almost eliminated from this region owing to the defeat of Buddhist rulers. Its revival in Tripura began in 17th century AD and since then has permanently existed in the state.
Tripura is the capital of one of the seven sister states of the North East named Agartala which is often refered in unison with Manipur and Mizoram probably because of the common culture, like the Scandinavian Countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark).
In the present scenario, Tripura houses a huge Buddhist population which comprises communities like Chakma, Uchai, Barua and Mog. Being an important aspect of socio cultural heritage of the state, Buddhist temples in Tripura finds a distinct position in the society. They not only attract the devotees but numerous tourists from distant regions.

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History and Significance

Evidence to the Buddhist influence on the people of Agartala, the Buddha Temple is an important religious site and was constructed in 1946. It houses two idols of Buddha and Bodhisattva, believed to be having a Burmese origin. The surrounding gardens enhance the beauty of the temple premises.

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