Monday, September 30, 2019

Maa Tara Tarini Temple-Purushottampur-Brahmapur-Ganjam District-Odisha A Shakti Peetha

Maa TaraTarini Temple:


Taratarini Temple on the Kumari hills at the bank of the River Rushikulya near Purushottampur, 32kms from Brahmapur city in Ganjam District, Odisha, India. 


Tara Tarini Temple is worshiped as the Breast Shrine (Sthana Peetha) and manifestations of Adi Shakti. The Tara Tarini Shakti Peetha is one of the oldest pilgrimage centers of the Mother Goddess and is one of four major ancient Tantra Peetha and Shakti Peethas in India. 


The goddesses Tara and Tarini are represented by two ancient stone statues with gold and silver ornaments.Two brass heads, known as their Chalanti Pratima, or Living Image, are placed between them. 


Lakhs of devotees come from every corner of world to have darshan of the Tara Tarini and perform their Manasika after fulfillment of their desires. Goddesses Tara-Tarini have been regarded as the presiding deity in almost every house in  South  Odisha. 


There are 999  steps on the  front side of the hill leading to  the  temple  and also a paved road  for vehicle  on the  backside of  the hill facilitating devotees  to   reach  at the  Pitha. 


Provisions of electricity, drinking water  and  a  small   market complex at the site with articles of  puja /archana are additional features of this Pitha. Taratarani attracts thousands of devotes, picnickers and visitors through out the year. There is a ropeway system from taratarini Foothill to Top hill Temple Place.