Ma Tara Temple, Tarapith

Ma Tara Temple

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About Ma Tara Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 4.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 4.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 4.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 4.00 AM - 8.00 PM

Ma Tara Temple is the main attraction of the temple town of Tarapith, which is located towards the town centre. Ma Tara Temple, in 1225, is a prominent tantric temple related to Shaktism sect of Hinduism.  

Ma Tara Temple is dedicated to Goddess Tara, a form of Goddess Maha Kali. The main idol of Ma Tara in the sanctum sanctorum is adorned with silk sari, flower garlands and jewellery. A stone image of Ma Tara can also be seen in the sanctum sanctorum, in which the Goddess is in the form of a loving mother suckling baby Shiva.

Ma Tara Temple is visited by married women who seek blessings for a long married life. Her footprints found in the adjacent cremation ground, at the spot where Ma Tara appeared before saint Bamakhepa, is also visited by the followers of Tantric faith.

Ma Tara Temple is considered among the Mahapeeths of the country and is a holy spot for the Hin

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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13 traveller reviews for Ma Tara Temple

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Soumitra Mukherjee

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  • Soumitra Mukherjee
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 143 photos
  • 32 Reviews
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"Most famous Siddhapith of West Bengal"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
New system for Darshan as well as Puja has been implemented. There are three categories. General - Free but people have to stand in queue for hours to reach inside the temple. Exclusive and VIP - Rs 100/- and 200/-. No queues but once inside there is no way to avoid the crowd. Better to take the help of a 'Panda'.
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Smriti Das

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  • Lives in Ludhiana
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"Great experiences at Tara pith"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 24, 2016
Surprised that without any plan how I was adjusted in a group to visit Tarapith Temple. 11. 12. 2015, at very early in the morning we reached Howrah station by taxi. Stood in a long queue to purchase ticket for Rampurhat. Only ten minutes left to catch the express train. Oh! At last I purchased the ticket from the counter and ran to the platform to catch the train. Train departed five minutes late at it's schedule. We reached at Rampurhat at eleven o'clock. From there availed a auto to reach Tarapith which is one of the famous temple in W. B. I visited this place first time so had no idea. I followed my group that how could be entered the temple early as it's closing time was knocking the door

They hired panda and we paid fifteen hundred rupees (three hundred rupees per head) for entering the temple without standing in a queue but there was a large gathering in front of the main temple. Each group had their hired panda and all were chanting mantra togetherly so I wasn't able to follow our panda. Everyone was pushing each other to visit the idol clearly. I visited the idol for a while and I didn't know how I came out side of the temple automatically. Great experienced gathered on that day. Tara Ma idol was beautiful which is made of silver. Out side of the temple there is a place where some Goat's kids were tied and waiting for boli. Then and then, I quieted that place. Mandir premises was not very cleaned. Visited the meditation place of Sadhok Bamakhyapa.
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Ratul Mukherjee

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  •  26 helpful votes
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"Truly a holy place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2015
MA TARA TEMPLE is one of the main attraction in Tarapith towards the devotees. Here you will be able to offer your prayer to Ma Kali. Hundreds of years ago BAMAKHYAPA used to offer prayer and puja to Ma Kali in this place. So this is truly a holy place to visit and offer your prayer.
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Suman Ray

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  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Just its amazing"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 24, 2015
My life get success when I visit the temple, my first experience in this temple. The structure of the temple is amazing and decorations are really beautiful and the lighting are amazing to watch. When evening came the aarti of maa Tara starts and the situation are really a memorable. The pandas of the temple help me to see more politely. The pratima of ma Tara is beautiful and gorgeous,. Totaly made by silver and the necklaces are beautiful. At last the temple is really really amazing.
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Souvik Sen

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"Good place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2015
It is a very good place, have a very fun in this place, found devotion in this place. Get various type of food and anything in the market, get hotel's easily and the cost of hotels are very cheap.
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Subhobrata Basu

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  • Lives in Kolkata
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  •  140 helpful votes
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"Calm and peaceful environment"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 7, 2015
This was my first visit to Maa Tara Temple and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Although the long queue can unnerve you a little bit, you can actually request (by making a payment of Rs. 200 or 500) at one of the Dali shops to arrange for a 'quick' darshan. This will be less hectic and will save you a lot of time. There are a few shops too where you can buy laminate photos of Maa Tara.
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Shantanu Mukhopadhyay

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"It has a rare beauty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 18, 2015
My 2 days visit to the place changed my way to look at life. The Maa Tara temple is a place where you would find the rarest beauty of Maa. The best time to visit temple is at 3:30 am or so in the morning, if you could arrange somehow to get a glimpse of the real statue of lord Shiva and maa ( only men are allowed). But then the other two layers of statue are another great piece of experience to see and get changed. The maharasan another must visit place.
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  • 3 votes

Koushik Das

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  • Lives in Rampurhat
  • 3 Reviews
  •  11 helpful votes
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"good temple, looks new"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2015
I have gone the Maa Tara Temple many times. Every time I go I see a new look of the temple, it's very good. Every day thousands of people gather there to see Maa Tara from the various parts of India. I am proud to born such a religious place. This place is very pleasant full. I really enjoyed.
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  • 4 votes

Surajit das

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"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 19, 2014
Tarapith is very good place for visiting; I visit this place every year. I also suggest my friend for visit this place. Only the problem was with the Language.
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Monalisa Chatterjee

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"Liked the surrounding"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jun 24, 2014
This place is well maintained and clean. I liked the surrounding of the place.
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  • 15 votes

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