Taratarini Shaktipeeth

Tara Tarini Sthana Peeth is situated on the holy Taratarini hill (Purnagiri) at a distance of 30 km from Berhampur in the state of Orissa, India. The Twin Goddesses Tara and Tarini are worshiped as manifestations of Adi Shakti. The Taratarini Hill Shrine is one of the oldest pilgrimage centers of Mother Goddess and is one amongst four major ancient Shakti Peethas in India. 

 
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The Temple is small but beautiful one and famous  Shrine of Tara-Tarini. Worship at this important Shakti Pitha has been  continuing since time of immemorial. Two stones has been anthropomorphized by  the addition of gold and silver ornaments and shaped as human faces are the  main Shrine of this temple which represents the Goddesses Tara and Tarini. One  can find two fully celebrated and beautiful brass heads as their Living Idols  (Chalanti Protima) have been placed in between two Main shrines. It has been  said that from a tribal cult Tara-Tarini have been transformed into Shakti  cult, as the name Tara was the Primordial deity of the Mahayana Buddhist  Pantheon , indicates Buddhist influence at the Tara - Tarini Peetha.


How to Reach: The Tara-Tarini Pitha is situated at a  distance of 32 Kms towards north of Berhampur on the south bank of river  Rushikulya near Purushottampur. The Distance of Tara-Tarini Hill is from  Jagannathapur is about 22 kms on NH5. The National High way is connecting  Kolkota to Chennai. From Humma on Chilika it will be about 35 Kms.  and from Berhampur it is 32 KMs.



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Tara Tarini
 
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