How To Plan Taratarini Temple Trip

Before We Plan Lets Know Something About Vishakhapatnam, Its History And Present.

According to the ancient Puranas the origin of Maa Tara Tarini is directly attributed to Daksha Prajapati's Jagna in Satya Yuga.

Location: The Taratarini Temple on the Kumari hills at the bank of the River Rushikulya[1] near Brahmapur city in Ganjam District, Odisha


The shrine is considered one of the most revered Shakti Peethas & Tantra Peethas and major pilgrimage centres of Shakta(Shaktism)sect of Hinduism. It is believed that the shrine is a Shakti Peetha.[3] Shakti Peethas are holy abodes of Parashakti. This is believed to have originated from the historical story, of falling of the body parts of the corpse of Sati Devi, when Shiva carried it and wandered. There are 51 Shakti Peethas and 26 Upa Peethas spread across the Indian sub-continent. 51 Shakti Peethas are believed to be representing the 51 letters in Sanskrit alphabet. Sati Devi's breasts are believed to have fallen here in Tara Tarini. The Shakti of the shrine is addressed as Maa Tara Devi. The origin of Shakti Peethas are related to the history of Daksha yajña and Sati's self-immolation. The Shakti Peetha shrines lead to the development of Shaktism in India.[4]



This Chaitra Parba/Chaitra Mela/Chaitra Yatra is the most important among the festivals, celebrated at the Tara Tarini Hill Shrine. It takes place on each Tuesday of the month of Chaitra,[7] i.e., during mid-March to mid-April (according to the English calendar). 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. Grand congregations take place on the first, second, third and fourth Tuesdays. On Tuesday, the shrine remains open for the Darshan of the deities from 1.00 AM (mid-night on Monday) till 11 PM (of Tuesday). During that period, Pahada (daytime rest) of the deities is confined to night-time only. Devotees come to offer the first bunch of hair of the newborn babies with the belief that goddesses Tara Tarini will protect the newborns from all evils and ensure their well-being. Also in each sankrati(1st day of solar Hindu month), special pujas are done in temple.

Details To Know..

-Mata Taratarini Temple open at 06:30 AM to 08:30 PM
2.Entry Fees
-0 entry fee
3.Special Darshan Tickets
-100 INR per person (Optional)
Ropeway Timings
-07:30 AM to 01:00 PM and then 02:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Ropeway Tickets
-40 INR per Adults and 28 INR for senior Citizens & was Widows
-32 km drive from Brahmapur, the closest town to Maa Taratarini Temple. The nearest railway station at Brahmapur is 32 km away and the nearest airport at Bhubaneswar 174 kms away.

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