Special Puja In Tarapith On Dipanwita Amavasya


Tarapith: It is known as one of the Shaktipith. Ma Kali worshipped as Ma Tara in Tarapith. Tantric priests of mahasamshan(cremation ground) organises special puja on this day to reach the existence god.

Lagre number of devotees stands in long queues at Tarapith temple in Birbhum to seek blessings of the goddess, considered a form of goddess Durga. Kali Puja, also known as Shyama Puja or Mahanisha Puja, is a festival dedicated to the Hindu.

Although the widely popular annual Kali Puja celebration, also known as the Dipanwita Kali Puja, is celebrated on the new moon day of the month Kartik in Bengali calender which coincides Lakshmi Puja in parts of Eastern India. The puja organised for fighting the negative energy prevailing around us.

While Tarapith is often not considered a “true” shakti pith due to its rather curious omission from the list of 51 sacred sites found in the Mahapithanirupana, it most certainly is regarded as such in the realm of popular belief. For the masses of devotees who flock to this temple, Tarapith is where Sati’s third eye fell to the earth countless aeons ago.

Traditionally associated with both mystical vision and spiritual fire, the third eye is one of the most powerful attributes of the Great Goddess. The fact that Tarapith is said to be the site where Sati’s third eye landed demonstrates the tremendous amount of respect and reverence accorded this “place of power” by goddess devotees.

When speaking with locals about Tarapith, it becomes very clear that this place is commonly regarded not only as the most important siddha pith (a place where spiritual practices yield faster and more powerful results) of West Bengal, but as one of the most important shakti piths of all, perhaps second in importance to the Kamakhya Mandir in Kamrup, Assam.

Despite not always being included among certain lists of the shakti piths, Tarapith is without doubt West Bengal’s premier shakti pith, meeting all of the standard criteria, and one of the most important pilgrimage centers for followers of the goddess-revering tradition commonly referred to as shaktas.