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Samiran Dey

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3 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Awesome experience to visit Sati Pithas in Birbhum

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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  • Awesome experience to visit Sati Pithas in Birbhum
  • Awesome experience to visit Sati Pithas in Birbhum
  • Awesome experience to visit Sati Pithas in Birbhum

Kshirod prosad Bhattacharjee

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1 reviewPosted 2 years ago

"Tarapith" The Land of Taramaa

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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Tarapith Overview

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.