Tara Tarini Temple is one of the sakti peetha , which is loacted in Rajpura, Ganjam District of odisha at a height of 708 feet. Tara tarini temple is one of the oldest and ancient tantra pitha of odisha. Skakti Peetha is a place where Goddess Shakti(goddess of harmony) and also called as Goddess Durga "goddess of strength" and Goddess Kali(goddess of evil) worshiped.
Speciality of temple.
Tara Tarini temple is known as main shakti peethas and Tantra Peethas of odisha. The Goddess Tara and Tarini is the presiding deity in every house of south odisha, a statue made of gold and silver ornaments. Two brass heads are placed in between the idols of Goddess tara and Goddess Tarini representing as their Living image. People Believed that Mother Tara Traini is the Living God and she helps them in any obstacle comes. Many devotees comes to the temple for their Well wishes and several devotees gives new silk saree to wear mother sati in any special festival. Due to mythology Lord shiva had dance of "Rudra Tandava" means (destruction) carrying the burning body of goddess sati after goddess sati's self - immolation.
|Maa Tara Tarini Temple|
To stop the dance of destruction performed by Lord shiva, Lord vishnu threw his "Sudarshan Chakra" on Maa sati's body which divided her body into 52 parts. Each body parts of Goddess sati fell on different places of earth and on that place Adi Shakti pithas are built. It is believed that the breast of goddess sati fell at the kumari hills where Tara Tarini temple is located.
There are 51 famous sakti peethas in the religous books. But the four major Adi Shakti peethas are:
1. Bimala temple
2. Tara Tarini Temple
3. Kamakhya Temple
4. Kalighat Kali temple
On this temple various types of festival is celebrated in a great way. Like Sankranti mela, Dola purnima, Chaitra Parba, Dusshera, Deepavali, and so many festivals.