Tarapith Tourism
Pilgrimage

Tarapith Tourism

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Bablu Sharma
  • Bablu Sharma
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews

"tour of tarapith"

  • Posted 8 months ago
We enjoyed very much over there, and our friends children enjoyed there in a little park in the hotel, we chilled out there in the evening. The room service over there good. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: We all shopped for lots of....... More
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Ghanashyam Mukherjee
  • Ghanashyam Mukherjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 2 Reviews

"Excellent Tour"

  • Posted 8 months ago
Tarapith is a good place for us to visit goddess Tara Maa. Other than Munda Malinitala is very good and Bharat Sevashram is good place for visit. And finally Atla for famous Bama Khepa oldest house and memories. Food, sight-seeing and....... More
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Sourendra Das
  • Sourendra Das
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  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 5 Reviews

"Tarapith temple experience"

  • Posted 9 months ago
Our destination was the tarapith temple,that was very good and we prayed to god. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food of the hotel was medium quality and sight seeing was very good and bought some sweets at cheapest rate.Overall the tour....... More
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Anirban Sarkar
  • Anirban Sarkar
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 Reviews

"Good Trip to Tarapith"

  • Posted 10 months ago
Really good. I and my family are pleased. Each and every moment we enjoyed. My son who was 18 month's old at that point of time enjoyed lot. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: In one word 'awesome'. Activities & things to do: Anybody can....... More
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Shankar prasad Chakraborty
  • Shankar prasad Chakraborty
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"Tarapith the sacred place of dream"

  • Posted 11 months ago
It is one of the most sacred place in India,The ancient temples that scattered here and there are outstanding and not any words to tell.The rock boards that planted and carved the names of the mortal people are standing as immortal blessing of....... More
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Tarapith Info

  • State: West Bengal
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
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.

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