Tarapur, an important locality in Silchar is greatly popular for a number of Durga Puja pandals that attracts big crowd from different parts of Cachar, Karimganj and all the neighboring areas. Some of the renowned pandals include Ananda Parishad, Rice Mill, Pratham Pally Bus stand etc. Gorgeously decorated idols of Goddess Durga in all these pandals are created in the form of large tableaux depicting the act of destroying the demon, Mahishasura.
Durga Puja celebration in Tarapur is greatly popular as it dons an exceptional look in this five day festival. If you happen to be in Silchar during Durga Puja, Tarapur is a must visit area to enjoy this divine festival and explore the mesmerizing art work of the different pandals which are also built as the replica of world famous structures. The festival starts with Mahashashti with long rituals of puja accompanied by the chanting of mantras, shlokas, performing aarati and offerings at the puja pandals. The celebration comes to an end on the last day, Bijaya Dashami.