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Chobimura: A Travel Story of Tripura

Chitramura (Devatamura), Tripura: Amazon by Tourist Destination India Chitramura or Chobimura (Devatamura) in the Indian state of Tripura is famous for its stone-carved panels on the steep mountain walls on the banks of the Gomti River. Devtamura is a hill range in South Tripura district of Tripura, India. It is an archaeological site of rock carvings on the banks of the Gomti River, known for a panel of carved images. It is situated on the banks of river Gomti in Amarpur subdivision of Gomti district, 82 km from the main town and capital Agartala. Tripura, India, 30 km from Udaipur and 7.5 km from Amarpur. The rock images are said to mark the revival of Brahmanism in the 15th/16th century when the influence of Buddhism declined in India. The purpose of the engravings and the artist who carved them are unknown. The idols are carved on the steep rock slopes of the Kalajhari Hills which merge into the Gomti River. There are 37 rock-cut idols of Shiva, Vishnu, Kartika, Mahishasur Martini Durga and other deities. The largest rock-cut Maa Durga idol is about 20 feet high. Beautiful figures are curved with great skill on the steep Devtamura rock face at 90 degrees. The hill ranges are covered with thick forests and the abode of this deity can be reached only after trekking through these forests.

Chobimura: A Travel Story of Tripura

  • Abhijit Debnath 

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