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Ram Tripathy

Ram Tripathy5.0/5

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Tara Tarini the adi shakti peeth & Tantra Peeth

This is one of the oldest pilgrimage place of mother goddess and amongst the four major ancient Adi Shakti centers in India.
The mythological texts recognize four major Shakti Pithas (centers), like Bimala (Puri, Odisha), Tara Tarini (Berhampur, Kamakshya (Guwhati, Assam) and Dakhina Kalika (Kolkata, WB), which originated from the limbs of the Corpse of Mata Sati in the Satya Yuga.
Rooted in the hoary past, mentioned in the Puranas, the Tantras and as the main seat of Tantric cult for thousands of years and center of Shakti worship since time immemorial, this hill Shrine is believed to be the Sthana Peetha (Breast Shrine of Mata Sati) and an important prehistoric religious center which bears an uninterrupted history of about 6000 years.
It is present at a distance of around 25 km from Berhampur city, Odisha, India.
Accommodation, transportation and every other facility available in Berhampur city. It is well connected by Train and Bus to other parts of India. Bhubaneswar & Visakhapatnam are near by air ports

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Siddhartha Naik

Siddhartha Naik4.3/5

3 reviews

Innocense

People are true to word, trustworthy, but the place is 1st for crimes . Crimes never affect ordinary people since I spared my 4 yrs without any trouble . This place may be expensive for criminals only . Lot of humanity if you do good and fear no man.

Berhampur Overview

Berhampur also known as Brahmapur is situated on the eastern coastline of Ganjam District, in the state of Orissa. It lies south of Chilika Lake, and has an agriculturally fertile land comprising dense forests. The city is popular as the ‘Silk City’, as it is the centre of the hand-woven Ikat silk. It is one of the largest and oldest cities of Orissa and lies 160 km from the state capital, Bhubaneshwar.

The city was a part of the Madras Presidency and a part of its territory had been under the rule of Emperor Asoka. Berhampur is a major education centre of Orissa, which is reflected in its large number of schools and universities, out of which some are among the oldest schools of India. One of the first courts of India also existed in this city, right from the beginning of the British Judiciary System.

Theatre has been a part of the culture of the city since the early 1930s. The cultural hall, Ganjam Kala Prakasam Hall is one of the oldest drama halls of India. The main language of Berhampur is Oriya. The city is known for its old sweet shops along with the production of food items like Pappad (popadum), Aachar (pickle), and several kinds of Badi.

The Thakurani Rath Yatra, Durga Puja, Gaja Laxmi Puja, Kalua Jatra and Manabasa Gurubar are some of the popular festivals of the city. The Thakurani Rath Yatra is the most popular and is held every two years in the honour of the chief deity of the place.

The Maa Tara Tarini Hill Shrine also known as the Sthana Peetha is among the oldest pilgrimage place of mother goddess. It is one of the four major ancient Adi Shakti centres in India, along with Bimala, Kamakshya and Dakhina Kalika, and according to Hindu mythology, these centres were formed by the limbs of the corpse of Mata Sati in the Satya Yuga.

Chilika Lake is a famous tourist spot in Berhampur. Sprawling an area of 1,100 square kilometres it is the biggest inland lake in India. Lengthwise, the lake stretches across the three districts of Puri, Khurdha and Ganjam and merges in the Bay of Bengal making a big lagoon. It is a popular sanctuary and winter resort for migratory birds and has several green islands.

Gopalpur Beach is located 16 km from the city and is famous for clear sands and waters along with old lighthouse and fishermen’s coves. Sri Sri Sidha Binayak Pitha is among the biggest Ganesh Temple in Orissa. Mahurikalua, Dhabaleshwar Beach, Maa Bhairavi Temple, Taptapani, Bala Kumari Temple, Biranchi Narayan Sun Temple are some other attractions of Berhampur.

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Taratarini Temple, Berhampur

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Taratarini Temple, Berhampur
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Gopalpur Beach, Berhampur

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Gopalpur Beach, Berhampur

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Gopalpur beach

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