Tara Tarini Temple History, Timings, Darshan, Pooja, Route info.
Tara Tarini Temple History
As per the Legend, Sati daughter of Daksha Prajapati married Lord Siva against her father’s will. Daksha thought of insulting Lord Siva for which he decided to perform Yagna inviting all Devas and excluding Lord Siva. Sati who came to know about her father’s intention reached her maternal home to advise her father. Daksha insulted Sati in front of the guests. Angered Sati immolated herself in the Yogagni. Lord Siva raised high and instructed Veera Bhadra to kill Daksha. Veera Bhadra along with Kali and other Siva Ganas reached Yagnashala and destroyed Yagna and Killed Daksha. Lord Siva on collecting Sati’s corpse performed Dance of Destruction. Lord Vishnu sent his Chakra and made Sati’s body into pieces. The broken pieces fell across the Indian subcontinent and named as Shakti Peetas. It is said that Sati Devi’s breast had fallen here.
No.Of steps to the Temple: 999
Temple is located on top of Kumari Hill (Purnagiri). It is located next to River Rushikulya. It is at an altitude of 708 ft.
The ropeway is available for the devotees. This temple was built in the 17th Century. Chaitra Mela Tuesday will be celebrated in a grand. Thousands of devotees throng the temple on this special day.
Tara Tarini Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 5:00 am – 12:35 pm
Evening Hours: 2:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Temple timings might change on special days.
How to reach Tara Tarini Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Bhubaneswar which is 174 Km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Berhampur which is 32 Km away.
- The direct bus is available from Berhampur to Tara Tarini Junction with good frequency.
- It is 32 Km from Berhampur to Junction.
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