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Taratrini Hills Pincode 761018 (Odisha)

State: Odisha

Place Name: Taratrini Hills
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Pincode: 761018
Taluk: Purushottampur
District: Ganjam
State: Odisha
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There are many spiritual myths about Hinduism since Satya Yuga, the golden age, on one of which is based this place. According to Hindu myths, once King Daksha Prajapati, the father of Goddess Parvati performed a Yajna where he didn't invited his daughter Parvati and his son-in-law Lord Shiva. When Paravti heard about this from Narada Muni, she went to his father to know the reason of not inviting them. Instead of saying the reason, the king insulted Shiva. Goddess Parvati couldn't tolerate her husband's insult and she jumped into the fire of Yajna. By hearing this Lord Shiva arrived there and started Tandava nrutya by carrying the burnt corpse of Goddess Parvati. The Tandava Nritya was as horrible as a Maha Pralaya (vast destruction of universe), and the body of Parvati was divided in to several parts and fell in different areas in India. The breast part of Parvati fell on this Kumari Hills (Tara Tarini Hills) nearby River Rushikulya; which later became a Tantra Peetha for many saints and tantric. There are 51 Sakti Peethas of Parvati in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Sri Lanka and 4 Tantra Peethas in India. The other 3 Tantra Peethas are Maa Vimala (feet part) Mandir at Puri, Dakshina Kali (face of Parvati) temple at Kolkata and Kamakshya (the genital part) Temple at Guwahati, Assam.

Every year during Chaitra month (as per Hindu calendar) the festival of Maa Tara Tarini occurs in each Tuesday. Apart from this other famous festivals are Navratri, Durga Puja, Dipawali and all Sankranti.

Tara Tarini temple is only 32 km from Berhampur city by road and nearest Railway station is Berhampur and Jagannathpur (for local trains). Nearest Airport is at Bhubaneswar (around 170km from here) and 240km at Visakhapatnam.

The official website of Tara Tarini is: http://taratarini.nic.in/

- Naresh Kumar Behera

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