Maa Tarini Temple

Maa Tarini Temple

Maa Tarini is one of the shakti peeth (Goddess of power) and the chief introductory goddess of odisha culture. It is situated in Keonjhar district and where Maa Tarini is situated that place is Ghatagaon. Previous people believe to shakti of natural things like to worship the river, tree trunks and rocks .Now in rural areas people believe to the shakti of natural things. Maa Tarini is always with a red face with two large eyes and a mark on the middle which indicates the tilak or nose. She is very similar to the goddess Kali of kallighat which is situated in kolkata. The temple of Maa is set on a sal tree, where she takes rest with full glory.

Located in: Ghatagaon Village

Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar (180 Kms approx)

Nearest Major Railway Station: Jajpur Road (70 Kms approx)

Best Time to visit: Around the year


Millions of believer comes to visit the temple of Maa Tarini each and every day. From previous period people believe that one coconut can fulfill their wishes. Every day the temple receives more than 15000 coconuts from odisha or the neighbor place. It is also a tourist place where people come to see Maa Tarini and enjoy the picnic in the huge forest. It is the peace place where Maa Tarini is the truly apotheosis of love and kindness. The most important thing of worship of the mother in the temple is that there is no priest or brahmin to worship Maa. Rather the temple puja is offered by dehuri.

Greatness of Maa

No one has come empty handed from Maa’s temple. Maa has always answered the prayers of her devotees. Maa’s has given each one of them what they deserve to get. Maa needs nothing from her devotees except few things like dedication, pureness and love.

Maa needs no illustration, costly preparation from us. She needs few inexpensive and common things from us.


Everyday is a festive day at MAA’s shrine. Devotees from many parts of the country come to Maa for

  • Makara Sankranti
  • Maha Visubha Sankranti
  • Raja Sankranti

Apart from these festivals lot of other festivals also observed at the holy shrines of Maa. DASAHARA and DEWALI is also observed at Maa’s Shrine.


Sunabesha of Maa Tarini is held on occasions of:

  • Makara Sankranti
  • Maha Visubha Sankranti
  • Raja Sankranti
  • Asadhi Parba
  • Durga Puja

How to Reach

By Air:

Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Orissa is the only civil airport in the state connected to different parts of the country through regular flights. From Bhubaneswar very good road transport facility is available to reach the Temple of MAA.

By Train:

There is no direct train network to Maa's Temple but one can go up to Jajpur Road station and from they’re plenty of road transport facility available to reach Maa's temple.

By Road:

There is a good road network connecting Ghategaon different places within the state. Anandpur, Jajpur and keonjhar are the 3 most nearest place to Ghatagaon.