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Tarapith Temple

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Besides the Pancha Pitha, another significant place for spiritual practice is Tarapith. It is believed that obtaining a revelation, Sage Bashistha, had started practising penance on the bank of the river Dwaroka and visualised the divine sight of Jyotirmoyee Tara. The second form of Dasamahavidya, Brahmamoyee Tara, is seated since then at Tarapith. After Bashistha, Jay Dutta, the king of Ratnakar devoted his life to the Goddess Tara when the king found his dead son awaken after splashing water from the ‘Jivita Kunda'. He constructed the temple of Maa Tara first. Later on, the king Ramjiban Ray had constructed the temple too. The current edifice was established by Jagannatha Ray of Mallarpur in the Bengali year of 1225.

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Tarapith Temple

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How to reach: From Rampurhat Station,  there are numerous small and big vehicles plying from and to Tarapith. Apart from this, Tarapith can also be reached by bus from Sainthia.


Attractions: After paying offerings at Maa Tara Temple, a visit is worth to the cremation ground at the bank of the river Dwaroka, where the temple made in the memory of  ‘Bamdeva' -- the Siddha Yogi or the Enlightened One, is situated. There are also many temples nearby. The birthplace of the great sage Bamakhyapa is worth visiting. The Vaishnav pilgrimage at Birchandrapur which is known as the temple town of Birbhum, is not far away from here. The temple of Devi Mouliksha in the village Muluti in the neighbouring state of Jharkhand can also be covered along with this. According to local belief, Maa Mouliksha and Maa Tara are two sisters. 

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