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...