Tarapith, a holy religious place, is situated in a village Tarapur under Rampurhat Police Station of Rampurhat Sub-Division in the district.of.Birbhum.
It is said to be so called because the eye ball (tara) of Sati fell here. Others say that Tarapith is not a pith but the place owes its sanctity to the fact that the Sage Basistha here worshipped the Goddess Sati in the form of Tara.
It is 80 km from Bolpur, is situated near the Dwaraka river in Birbhum, Close by to the Temple is the Bamdev Shangha Ashram. Enshrined at the Temple is a murti of the Goddess Tara, who according to local legend suckled the thirst drenched Shiva, and saved him from suffering. The Murti is covered in a golden mask during the day, and during the night they remove this covering. She is described as holding two snakes in her hands, and Lord Shiva on her lap suckling.
Mejor airport is in Kolkata.RAIL
Three and half hour journey from Kolkata by train. 6 Kms from Rampurhat Railway Station.ROAD
Connected bus with other districts of West Bengal., 80 kms from Bolpur and well connected by road. Local transport available for such little journey.