Ma Tara Temple, Tarapith
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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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Subhobrata Basu

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  • Subhobrata Basu
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 photos
  • 9 Reviews
  •  132 helpful votes
  •  17268 readers

"Calm and peaceful environment" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Today
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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  • Shantanu Mukhopadhyay
  • Lives in Bhubaneswar
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  168 readers

"It has a rare beauty"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
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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Koushik Das

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  • Koushik Das
  • Lives in Rampurhat
  • 3 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  1348 readers

"good temple, looks new"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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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Surajit das

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  3494 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 7.00/7
  • 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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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 9 Reviews
  •  71 helpful votes
  •  10446 readers

"Liked the surrounding"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted Jun 24, 2014
This place is well maintained and clean. I liked the surrounding of the place.
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Devadrit Shastri

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  • Devadrit Shastri
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  41 helpful votes
  •  6002 readers

"Real Abode of Shakti"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2013
One gets energized the moment one sets his foot inside the temple. There is feeling of peace and sanctity.
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Bablu Sharma

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  • Bablu Sharma
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  5837 readers

"Ma Tara Temple"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Aug 30, 2013
There was I felt a very peaceful moment.
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Sourendra Das

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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews
  •  29 helpful votes
  •  8371 readers

"Very good experience about maa tara temple"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Jul 23, 2013
Very good experience at Tara maa temple and i prayed to god very well. Except this i went to bamdev ashram and we visited the village very well. i liked and loved tarapit...
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