Tarapith Tourism

Tarapith Tourism

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  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • District: Birbhum
Tarapith is a small town, renowned for its temples, located near Rampurhat in Birbhum district of West Bengal. The town is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site and is visited every year by millions of devotees. Tarapith is a village of Sahapur Gram Panchayet and is situated on the banks of the Dwarka River.

The name of the place originated from the sitting place of Goddess Tara.  It is believed that Goddess Tara is present here and the place is one of the 51 Sakthi Pithas, scattered all over India. According to legend, Tarapith is the place where the throat of Sati had fallen, when Lord Vishnu cut the body of Sati into pieces using his Sudarshan Chakra due to the fear that intensive Thandava Nrutham or dance of Lord Siva will destruct the whole world.

Tarapith is popular for its temples, namely Ma Tara Temple and Nalhateshwari Temple. Ma Tara Temple enshrines an idol of the Goddess Tara in the form of Kali Devi. The temple was constructed by Jagannath Ray, of Mallarpur village, in 1225.

Adjoining the temple, there is a cremation ground. The gates of the ground are inscribed with the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata.  Every year many married women come to this temple to get blessings for a long married life. The Tara Temple is also known as a tantric temple and many tantric rites are performed in the nearby ground.

Tarapith is also known for the Bamakhepa saint. It is believed that Maa Tara once appeared in front of him and bestowed the saint with divine powers.  He had worshipped Maa Tara his whole life and resided in the cremation ground while spending his days as a mendicant. He used to practise Yoga and the Tantric arts. His ashram is also located near the temple.

Nalhateshwari Temple is a nearby tourist attraction. The temple is located in Nalhati, the name of the town was derived from Nalhateshwari temple, the place where the ‘Nala’, the throat of Goddess Sati (Shakthi) had fallen. The temple is dedicated to Devi Kali.

The nearest airport to Tarapith is Kolkata Airport, which is at a distance of 225 kilometres. Kolkata is well connected to many national and international airports. Taxis are available from the airport to reach the place. The nearest railway station is Rampurhat, which is connected to major stations like Howrah and Sealdah. The best time to visit the town is between October and March.

Tarapith is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Murshidabad and Asansol.

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Tarapith Traveller Reviews

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Raj Wooz

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  • Raj Wooz
  • Lives in Calcutta
  • 1 Review
  •  81 readers

"Auto Hire of Tarapith"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I have hired a Auto. Driver name - Subhrajit. Mobile No. - 7005101063.
He is a graduate & good guy and I have traveled all around Tarapith with him & Birchandrapur, Nitai Bari, Garvabas, Nalateswari, Kankalitala, Bolepur etc. He gave me the tips how offer puja in chief.
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Chatt Chatterjee

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  • Chatt Chatterjee
  • Lives in Durgapur
  • 2 Reviews
  •  294 readers

"Religions could be different but the God is one"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 27, 2017
This is a very popular religious place each and every day huge no of people come in this site. Especially the main goddess worshipped here is kali. Many hotels served the resting place and foo ding too.
Through out the year many visitors came in thisplace
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  • Loknathmondal
  • 1 Review
  •  165 readers

"Its a very good place in Maa Tara Mandir for Hindu"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2017
Its a very good place in Stengel. Maa Tar bless all people. In all over India many people visit in this Gorgeous Temple. Please visit amnd enjoy Melodious Temple and Its nice Sight sceen. Many Five and Three star hotel in there A Small river passing though.
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Avijit banik

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  • Avijit banik
  • 2 Reviews
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"Seeing tarama having peace of mind"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Jan 24, 2017
Tarapith is a beautiful place both for relaxation and devotion. My Tata and the serenity of Tarapith both are equally attractive. Once I go there it attracts I again and again. We stayed at hotel Amantran. The ambience was very good but it is a bit distant from main market place. The stuffs were very helpful but food was not good.
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Saikat kar

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  • Saikat kar
  • 15 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  1192 readers

"Religious adventure"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2016
It feels good to travel to Tarapith specially to visit my Tara the goddess of power. You will be spell bound on seeing her mesmerizing idol it will take you to a new world a new destination a new thought far above than the universe. You feel get an enchanting thrilling experience on receiving her blessing
Sightseeing to Nalhatiswati temple and Birchandrapur can be done. Both are highly religious place.
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Samiran Dey

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  • Samiran Dey
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 3 Reviews
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"Awesome experience to visit Sati Pithas in Birbhum"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2016
There was a desire to visit Maa Tara for a long time, finally set out in the afternoon of Mahaashtami (9/10/16). Checked in 'Amantran Hotel & Resort' at night as huge discount was availed during booking through make my trip. Little bit upset during check in as slightly far from temple, but ambience of the resort was ideal for rejuvenation of our fatigued mind & soul in the busy, monotonous, polluted & crowded environment. Next day morning visit Maa Tara & booked an auto for sight-see like Chhinnamasta temple, Patel Kali temple, Hanuman Temple, Bharat Sevashram, Bama Khyapa's birth place & finally Nalhateswari Temple. We had to cancel visit of Birchandrapur - Nityananda's birth place & Iscon Temple in the afternoon (10/10/16) due to heavy shower. Next day (11/10/16) early in the morning left in a car for Massanjore - Bakreswar (Sati Pith) - Kopai - 'Amar Kutir' Handicraft shop on the bank of Kopai River. Unforgettable experience in Ram Shyam Village resort - Lunch on Brass utensils, Complimentary tribal dance. Next Sonajhuri & Khoai - Shantiniketan - Rabindra Bhawan & Deer Park were closed due to puja vacation - Kankalitala (Satipith) - Fullara (Sati Pith/Labhpur) - Nandakeswari (Sati pith / Sainthia). Finally reached Resort in the evening. Next day (12/10/16) checked out Resort for return back to home. Advisable not to visit last four satipithas from Tarapith as it will incur extra cost for car hiring due to covering more distance as happened in our case. Recommended to shift Bolpur for travelling other places after visit to Tarapith, Nalhateswari & Birchandrapur.
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Biman Sarkar

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  • Biman Sarkar
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 11 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  38115 readers

"Very interesting place with my Tara Darshan."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 2, 2016
Tarapith is known as shakti peeth, where Sant Bama Khyapa worship my Tara and get Moksh, the Local people says that Baba was a GOD himself who is called a son of my Tara, The Samsan is Lovely Place as now a Days you didn't find this kind of places on earth, but the feeling in SAMSAN is thrilling, local sightseeing make your visit memorable, you can gathered all information from several Books, but always avoid visit in AMAVASYA tithi it is observed that this time everything get high price, and you will be in trouble if you did not booked hotel priory.
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Suketu Bavishi

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  • Suketu Bavishi
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  1355 readers

"Spiritual tour"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 20, 2016
It's quick & spiritual tour start from Kolkata in morning 6:05 am Ganadevta exp. Reaching Tarapith at 11:00 am. Find that not a single hotel & lodge gave the single person to stay for even 2 hrs. Its hectic but fun & blessed to perform puja to Maa Tara. Now I am returning in Ganadevta exp 5:17 pm.

Very good experience & enjoyed.
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Himadri biswas

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  • Himadri biswas
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1245 readers

"This hotel is the best hotel in tarapit .. For service & food Quality .."

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 5, 2016
You wont believe it is cheapest best quality hotel in tarapit not only that this hotel is best food quality entire tarapit hotel & best parking place in tarapit hotel is located in on road side but one thing is that its very far away from tarapit my joy my tara temple 15 mins walking distance 5 mins by car no pauto is aviable near botel to temple pleaae don't trust on card payment please carry hard cash thing is that card machine is broke down for long time I face a big problem to pay by card I had to widraw money from credit card to atm which very deeply hearting me .. I havd to payfor that 500 rs processing & 3. 25 %widrawmoney from creditcard +15service tax I wishdoent face any problem please don't trust oncard limit only cash you get enjoy for this hotel ...
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Kshirod prosad Bhattacharjee

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  • Kshirod prosad Bhattacharjee
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""Tarapith" The Land of Taramaa"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 22, 2016
Tara Maa of Tarapith, another form of Kali, has two hands, is garlanded with snakes, is adorned in sacred threads, and has Shiva lying in her left lap sucking her breast. But the temple is dedicated to the destructive aspect of Shiva, which takes the form of Kali. She requires sacrifice daily to satisfy her blood lust so every morning goats are sacrifices on the alter of the temple.
The temple is busy through out the year and is surrounded by poor who come to have free meal. This is one of the most sacred places where every year several millions of devotees come to offer Puja. Tarapith is regarded as Mahapeeth and extremely holy place for all Hindus. It is said that wherever you are in this beautiful world, whatever be you and your religion, the kindness and blessings of Maa Tara will reach you to fulfill your desires, if you are an honest and upright person. She will provide you relief from pain if any your heart and mind. This is the reason for which every year millions of devotees gathers at this place to offer Puja and prayer.
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