Tarapith, a major Hindu pilgrimage centre and a holy religious place is located at Tarapur village in Birbhum district. Famous for the temple of Maa Tara and the Sadhan pith of Sadhak Byamakhepa, Tarapith is a centre where thousands of devotees flock every day. Many believed that Tarapith is one of the 51 peeths, where eyeball (Tara of Eye) of Sati fell; others say that Sage Basistha worshipped Goddess Sati in form of Tara maa, here. The temple of Tara maa is made of red bricks, where the deity of Maa Tara is enshrined. The temple is very close to the Maha Sasan , where Sadhak Byamakhepa used to do sadhana and attained Moksha. Owing to untypical surroundings, strong rituals, sacrifices and hymns, the temple along with its ambience is quite different than other religious places.
Kolkata to Tarapith
Why To Go
Things To Do
What to Eat & Where
Tarapith is dotted with many hotels and restaurants which offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, comprising fish curry, chicken, vegetables, dal etc. with different types of sweets. Jumbo sized Langcha is a speciality here. Besides, you can have ‘Mayer Bhog’ from the temple that consists of both Veg and Non-Veg food items.