The Taratarini Temple on the Kumari slopes at the bank of the River Rushikulya close to Brahmapur city in Ganjam District, Odisha, India is adored as the Breast Shrine and signs of Adi Shakti.
The Tara Tarini Shakti Peetha is one of the most established journey habitats of the Mother Goddess and is one of four significant old Tantra Peetha and Shakti Peethas in India. The fanciful writings perceive four significant Shakti Peethas: Tara Tarini (Stana Khanda), close to Brahmapur; Bimala (Pada Khanda) inside the Jagannath Temple, Puri; Kamakhya (Yoni Khanda), close to Guwahati; and Dakshina Kalika (Mukha Khanda) in Kolkata. There are 52 other sacrosanct Shakti Peethas, which began from the appendages of Mata Sati’s body in the Satya Yuga.
The sanctuary is at 19°29′N 84°53′E. The area of this place of worship along the waterway Rushikulya (additionally called the Rushikalyani Saraswati and known as the senior sister of the Ganges in the Vedas) upgraded its strict and social importance. The closest air terminals are Bhubaneswar (174 km) and Vishakhapatnam (240 km) from the altar. The closest railroad station is Brahmapur rail route station, 32 km from the sanctuary. Taxi administrations are accessible from Brahmapur, Bhubaneswar, Puri to Tara Tarini, and ordinary transport administration is accessible from Brahmapur to the Tara Tarini Junction.
The holy place is considered as quite possibly the most venerated Shakti Peethas and Tantra Peethas and significant journey habitats of Shakta(Shaktism)sect of Hinduism. It is accepted that the holy place is a Shakti Peetha. Shakti Peethas are blessed houses of Parashakti. This is accepted to have begun from the legendary story, of falling of the body portions of the cadaver of Sati Devi, when Shiva conveyed it and meandered.
There are 51 Shakti Peethas and 26 Upa Peethas spread across the Indian sub-landmass. 51 Shakti Peethas are accepted to address the 51 letters in Sanskrit letters in order. Sati Devi’s bosoms are accepted to have fallen here in Tara Tarini. The Shakti of the hallowed place is tended to as Maa Tara Devi.
The starting point of Shakti Peethas are identified with the folklore of Daksha yagna and Sati’s self-immolation. The Shakti Peetha altars lead to the advancement of Shaktism in India.
The extraordinary antiquated writings including the Shiva Purana and the Kalika Purana (the Asthashakti) perceive the four significant Shakti Peethas. Like (Vimala, Pada Khanda) inside the Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, (Tara Tarini) Sthana Khanda (Breasts), close to Brahmapur, Odisha, (Kamakhya, Yoni khanda) close to Guwahati, Assam and (Dakshina Kalika Kalighat, Mukha khanda) in Kolkata, West Bengal began from the appendages of the Corpse of Mata Sati. In a psalm, the Kalika Purana (Asthashakti) plainly says:
“Vimala Pada khandancha,
Stana khandancha Tarini (Tara Tarini),
Kamakhya Yoni khandancha,
Mukha khandancha Kalika (Kali)
Anga pratyanga sangena
Vishnu Chakra Kshate nacha…
As per the antiquated Puranas the source of Maa Tara Tarini is straightforwardly ascribed to Daksha Prajapati’s Jagna in Satya Yuga. The well known Shakta Peethas of Bimala, Tara-Tarini, Dakshina Kalika and Kamakshi started from the appendages of the heavenly carcass of Devi Sati. Old writings like the Shiva Purana, the Kalika Purana, the Devi Bhagabat bear witness to this reality.
It is known from the Mahabharata that before the beginning of the Mahabharata war Lord Sri Krishna had encouraged Arjuna to bringing to the table petition for triumph at Shridevi Kupa or Bhadrakali. Bhadrakali started from the appendages of Sati like the other four significant Adi Shakti Peethas, which existed during the hour of the Mahabharata or around 6000 years prior. This is the most established information/data we get till date, with respect to the presence of the sanctums started from the appendages of the heavenly body of Devi Sati.
As per accessible recorded sources the fall of Kalingan Empire and its capital Sampa (Samapa) in the Kalinga battle around 2300 years prior by Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, fortified the hold of Buddhists in this piece of India. The then Sampa was not really 7 km from Tara Tarini Hill Shrine. In this way, researchers accept that Tara Tarini was adored as the foremost divinity (Ista-Devi) of the powerful Kalinga Empire. After Ashoka vanquished Kalinga researchers thought that it was a celebrated focal point of Buddhism.
The locale of Ganjam close to the bank of stream Rushikulya was a functioning Buddhist site as demonstrated from the Special Rock Edicts of Ashoka found at Jaugada a good ways off of 4 km from Tara-Tarini Hill Shrine. The name Tara (Buddhism), a significant god of Mahayana Buddhist Pantheon, is reminiscent of Buddhist impact. A picture of Buddha in reflection, present inside the sanctum sanctorum of the sanctuary loans trustworthiness to the case of this site as an antiquated focal point of the Buddhist Shakta religion.
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The maximum summer temperature is 37 °C; the minimum winter temperature is 14 °C. The mean daily temperature varies from 33 °C to 38 °C. May is the hottest month; December is the coldest.
You can get food from Hotels in the town area.
This Chaitra Parba/Chaitra Mela/Chaitra Yatra is the most significant among the celebrations, celebrated at the Tara Tarini Hill Shrine.
Nearest Railway Station – Berhampur.
Nearest Airport – Bhubaneswar.
Distance from Bhubaneswar – 160 KM.
The temple is well connected by Bus service from Berhampur. From Bhubaneswar one can board the Berhampur bus and get down at Huma Junction. From there one can hire an auto to the temple.
To visit Taratarini Temple Odisha, You can any time visit here. This place has rich history and culture. It is advisable to bring a camera to capture its beauty.
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