Ma Tara Temple


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Ranked 1 of 6 sightseeing in Tarapith

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 DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
4:00 AM -8:00 PM
4:00 AM -8:00 PM
4:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
4:00 AM -8:00 PM

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Sayantan sarkar

Sayantan sarkar4.0/5

5 reviews

Nice trip at Tarapith!

We traveled Tarapith from Kolkata. It was a nice trip for us. Hotel Yashoda International provided us nice accommodation and delicious food. We visited temple and it was also memorable.

Bikram Mandal

Bikram Mandal0.7/5

1 review

Just business

I wanted to go there to see maa very much.Yesterday I went to there, but came without seeing maa ...And if anyone will ask to go there and for my experience, then my answer will be same always, and the answer is "NO, I DON'T WANT TO GO THERE AGAIN AND FALL INTO THE TRAP OF CORRUPTION ".Everyybody was asked to get a amount of rupees to get into the line of pilgrims.Everybody, who want to see Maa, have to give money.Last one is, there is nothing but corrupted people who are guilty for the becoming haters of Tarapith.

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Chatt Chatterjee

Chatt Chatterjee4.3/5

2 reviews

Religions made be different but the god is one and

Through out the year many visitors come short trip and weekend trip. Goddess kali is here not only day also night puja here. Huge no of hotel here with foo ding lodging facilities.

Abhishek banerjee

Abhishek banerjee5.0/5

3 reviews

Awesome place

This is a very good place for pilgrimage attractions... There are many hotels nearby where you can stay. But on some specific days there is unusual crowd. In normal days also there is a huge crowd. Overall its a good place where you can get satifaction of your soul by the darshan of MAA TARA..

Saikat kar

Saikat kar3.6/5

15 reviews

Tara temple

Religious hindu temple one of the shakti peeths in india. Pandas here are not so disturtive ... Outside lot of eating houses are available ... Local sight seeing auto available ... My tara is the main attraction over here .. Other attraction birchandrapur nalhatishwar temple

Kanai lal das

Kanai lal das5.0/5

12 reviews

My Tara-Tarapith

It was excellent Darshan of Tara my. We are happy to darshan of Original Shila Ma-Shiva which shows how the swarg/mart/Patal were saved. How Lord Shiva was taken care by Mata who is alway my to everybody on the world. If my wants that we always visit every year to look such idol of Mata, we would be the most luckiest ib this world. In this regatd I already sent review which have already been published in your review. I am happy to stay at Sonar Bangla and there is no complain.

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Soumitra Mukherjee

Soumitra Mukherjee3.9/5

39 reviews

Most famous Siddhapith of West Bengal

New system for Darshan as well as Puja has been implemented. There are three categories. General - Free but people have to stand in queue for hours to reach inside the temple. Exclusive and VIP - Rs 100/- and 200/-. No queues but once inside there is no way to avoid the crowd. Better to take the help of a 'Panda'.

Smriti Das

Smriti Das3.6/5

375 reviews

Great experiences at Tara pith

Surprised that without any plan how I was adjusted in a group to visit Tarapith Temple. 11. 12. 2015, at very early in the morning we reached Howrah station by taxi. Stood in a long queue to purchase ticket for Rampurhat. Only ten minutes left to catch the express train. Oh! At last I purchased the ticket from the counter and ran to the platform to catch the train. Train departed five minutes late at it's schedule. We reached at Rampurhat at eleven o'clock. From there availed a auto to reach Tarapith which is one of the famous temple in W. B. I visited this place first time so had no idea. I followed my group that how could be entered the temple early as it's closing time was knocking the doorThey hired panda and we paid fifteen hundred rupees (three hundred rupees per head) for entering the temple without standing in a queue but there was a large gathering in front of the main temple. Each group had their hired panda and all were chanting mantra togetherly so I wasn't able to follow our panda. Everyone was pushing each other to visit the idol clearly. I visited the idol for a while and I didn't know how I came out side of the temple automatically. Great experienced gathered on that day. Tara Ma idol was beautiful which is made of silver. Out side of the temple there is a place where some Goat's kids were tied and waiting for boli. Then and then, I quieted that place. Mandir premises was not very cleaned. Visited the meditation place of Sadhok Bamakhyapa.

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Ratul Mukherjee

Ratul Mukherjee5.0/5

40 reviews

Truly a holy place

MA TARA TEMPLE is one of the main attraction in Tarapith towards the devotees. Here you will be able to offer your prayer to Ma Kali. Hundreds of years ago BAMAKHYAPA used to offer prayer and puja to Ma Kali in this place. So this is truly a holy place to visit and offer your prayer.
  • Truly a holy place
  • Truly a holy place
  • Truly a holy place
  • Truly a holy place

Suman Ray

Suman Ray5.0/5

4 reviews

Just its amazing

My life get success when I visit the temple, my first experience in this temple. The structure of the temple is amazing and decorations are really beautiful and the lighting are amazing to watch. When evening came the aarti of maa Tara starts and the situation are really a memorable. The pandas of the temple help me to see more politely. The pratima of ma Tara is beautiful and gorgeous,. Totaly made by silver and the necklaces are beautiful. At last the temple is really really amazing.

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