Take A Weekend Trip To The Sacred Land
Tarapith – A Journey tothe Sacred Land
For the free spirited heart, weekend getaways are an indulgence. Whether alone or with a like mind, one who loves to travel will always be in search of the unseen, exploring the unexplored. A weekend in Tarapith is a great option for someone seeking a spiritual escapade for a weekend. Bur even for regular travellers, this land of ‘Tantra’ can be pretty exciting.
A history of faith and devotion
Popularly believed to be the abode of Goddess Tara, Tarapith is one such rustic locale where devotees from all over the country flock in millions every year. A weekend destination near Kolkata, Tarapith is the most visited place in the district of Birbhum gaining wide spread popularity as a site of Hindu pilgrimage. The place is named after “Tara” meaning eyeball which in Hindu mythology relates to the “Tandav” dance by lord Shiva wherein the body of Goddess Sati was shattered into pieces. The eyeballs were believed to have graced the land of Tarapith, where the deity is enshrined inside the famous temple. It is this very place where Bamakhyapa, one of the greatest devotees of Goddess Tara did his “sadhana” or meditation.