Tarapith in a glance :
Coordinates: 24.1140° N, 87.7991° E
State: West Bengal
Tarapith is a small temple town near Rampurhat in Birbhum district of the Indian state of West Bengal, known for its Tantric temple. Tarapith derives its name from its association as the most important centre of Tara worship. Here are a few places to visit in Tarapith.
How to reach Tarapith
By air :
The closest airport from Tarapith is the Neta Subash Chandra Bose airport in Kolkata located at a distance of 181 kilometers.
By train :
By road :
There are no major bus routes to Tarapith from major cities and the closest bus station is located in Panagarh which is located at a distance of 81 kilometers from Tarapith.
Places to visit in Tarapith
Bamakhepa Temple :
Source : Wikipedia
As soon as you enter the village, you will spot the Sri Sri Bamdev Smriti, a pink colored temple dedicated to Saint Bamakhepa. Often called as the mad saint, Bamakhepa was a famous tantrik known for his devotion towards the Goddess Tara.
Tarapith Temple :
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The main temple in the town is a small temple built of marble and terra cotta. It has a curved roof called the ‘dochala’. All the giant doors falling in the way to the main shrine have carved and are made up of engraved metal with extremely intricate designs of various religious symbols carved on them.
What to eat in Tarapith :
There are many moderate local restaurants providing local Bengali cuisine.