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Pilak

Pilak is situated at a distance of 113 km from Agartala. This place of attraction is at Jolaibari under Santirbazar Sub-Division in South Tripura district. This place is a treasure house of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures. The archeological remains of 8th and 9th Centuries have been found in plenty in this place. There are some temple plaques of terracotta and stone images. Huge stone images of Avlokiteswar of 9th Century A.D. and Narsimha image of 12th Century were discovered here which are presently preserved in the Government Museum at Agartala. The images of Ganesha, Durga and Surya image have been found there. A 10 ft high Surya image, holding a lotus, is also found which is unique in nature. There are terracotta images of kinnars. Two bronze statues of Buddha were discovered in nearby areas. It appears from the images that there was once the rule of the Buddhist kings followed by Hindu rulers in subsequent years. It is expected that there are more hidden treasures in Pilak. Special drive for further excavation has been taken up by the Archaeological Survey of India.

 

Pilak is very attractive for its scenic beauty. There is a hilly rivulet flows through this place which is known as Pilak chhara. Tourists find the place very attractive for its scenic beauty as well as for its historical importance. Every year, a festival of harmony “Pilak Festival” is held in the month of January, organized by the state government. People from all over the state and outside visit Pilak during the festival.

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