An immaculate temple town in Birbhum, West Bengal, Tarapith is a renowned Hindu pilgrimage destination visited everyday by thousands of devotees. Tarapith is located at a picturesque location near the Dwaraka River and the village is in the close proximity to famous Bamdev Shangha Ashram. Tarapith is one of the Sakthi Pithas spotted across all over India. The name Tarapith, sitting place of Goddess Tara, is originated from the belief that Goddess Tara (Sakthi – one form of Devi) is located at this place. According to Hindu mythology, Sati (wife of Lord Siva) was insulted by her father Dakshmaharaj at the Yagna Place and she took extreme step of self immolation in the Yagna pyre. Knowing this, Lord Siva started his intensive Thandava Nrutham (dance). Gods were afraid that the whole world will face destruction if it is not stopped. Lord Vishnu using his Sudarshan Chakra, cut the body of Sati into pieces and the body parts were scattered in 51 locations all over Indian subcontinent. At these holy places Sakthi temples were erected. Tarapith is one such place where the eye ball of Sati had fallen. At this temple, Sakthi is worshipped.
How to Reach
One has to travel along the Panagarh Morgram expressway. If one is travelling from Siuri, then one has to turn right just before entering Rampurhat and travel around 11 km to reach Tarapith
The nearest station is Rampurhat, Burdhawan, Asansol.
A Vaishnab religious center with some old temples, is 8 km away.
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