Taratarini Temple, Odisha

The Maa Taratarini Temple is one of the Adi Shakti Peeths found on the Kumari Hills of Odisha. The exact location of the Taratarini Temple is on the Kumari Hills by the banks of sacred river Rushikulya in the Gunjam District in Odisha near the commercial city of Brahmapur.

The tale state that after the death of Lady Sati the Blue Lord lamented and enraged in loss, danced with Lady Sati's corpse resulting in scattering of the body parts in 51 spots across India. Each of these spots became a source of pure primal energy known as 51 Shakti Peeths and among them places where tantric power is greatest is referred as Adi Shakti Peeths according to the Shaktism cult.

In Mahabharata, the temple is a place where Lord Krishna and Warrior Arjun prayed to Bhadrkali for strength. The story around the temple and its origination goes back to as old as 250 BCE during the reign of Mauryan King Ashoka. The Kalingas worshipped Adi Shakti being Hindu and after getting defeated in the war with Ashoka spread Budhhism in this part of the kingdom. The temple has two deities one of gold and one of silver, Devi Tara and Tarini respectively with brass heads. The temple is built with ancient Indian Hindu architecture. The temple is easily reached from the city of Brahmapur, Odisha by road. Tourists have fun reaching the temple because of the ropeway service which gives a wholesome great view of the total region. This religious place is great visit during Chaitra Parba, when the whole hill is greatly decorated with every festivity.

Maa Taratarini Temple is located atop a hill which is an 999+ steps travel for the pilgrims from the bottom.


Mata Taratarini Temple open at 06:30 AM to 08:30 PM

Entry Fees

0 entry fee

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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Ram Prasad Tripathy
16 November 2019
All major ports of ancient India were very near to this shrine.
Tara Tarini is believed as the goddesses of Eastern Seas during ancient times.
All sea merchants believe HER as their ISTA DEVI and it was a must visit place for them before every sea voyage

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Soumya Sulagna Dash
23 December 2021

Is it close in December 25??