Ben: আগরতলা   āgaratalā

‘Agar Forest’   City/Capital, Tripura

Ben/Skt/Hin: aguru/agar, ‘aloe-wood’ [Aquilaria malaccensis]; and tala, ‘surface’, ‘cover’, ‘floor’

Agartala is the capital of Tripura and the second largest city in the North East after Guwahati. 

Agarwood or aloewood  (also eaglewood or gharuwood) is a fragrant wood used in incense, perfume, and small carvings. It forms in the heartwood of the aquilaria tree when it defends itself against a parasitic mould.


Tripura State Museum, Agartala             Sharada Prasad CS