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.