The Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati

Agartala: In a move to boost the tourism sector and attract more tourists to the state, the Tripura government has allocated 14.22 acres of land for construction of replicas of 51 Shakti Peethas at Fulkumari Mouja under Udaipur sub-division of Gomati district.

A press release from the chief minister’s office said that there are 51 Shakti Peethas in India and neighbouring countries, out of which India has 38, six are in Bangladesh, Nepal has three and Pakistan has two, while Tibet and Sri Lanka have one each. In India, West Bengal has 11 Shakti Peethas, which is the maximum number in a single state.

“For common man, it is not possible to visit all 51 Shakti Peethas in lifetime. Therefore, the tourism department has decided to construct the exact replicas of the Shakti Peethas near Tripurasundari Matabari temple. This will also help to boost tourism sector,” the official statement read.

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The proposed location is at Fulkumari village, just 3 km from the Tripura Sundari Temple on the Udaipur-Amarpur road.

Meanwhile, the tourism department has prepared the preliminary project report of Rs 44 crore to develop the replicas of 51 Shati Peethas on the allotted land. The state government has sent the proposal to the 15th Finance Commission for consideration to fund the project.

“To start with, the state government has completed the demarcation of the land. Very soon, the land development will be carried out by the tourism department from the Swadesh Darshan funds,” the statement added.

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