Taraknath Temple
Taraknath Temple
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  • ASIT1970
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India30 contributions
    A nice pilgrimage, Tarakeshwar, West Bengal.
    It was a nice trip by car from Kolkata to Tarakeshwar.The distance is about 70 KM.We reached the holy place in two hours. One can reach the point by bus or by train. There is also a railway station called Tarakeshwar. The main attraction of this tourist’s spot is Lord Shiba and the beautiful temple. Also there is pond or tank by name Dhud Pookur attached to the temple. One has to take bath in the pond and then proceed to the temple for worshipping the lingam, it’s one of the Jyotirlingams of lord shiba. But it’s not obligatory to take a bath in the pond.We could finish our puja in the morning itself. There are plenty of hotels and restaurants in and around the place for food and stay.There is not much rush this part of the year.But it will be heavily crowded during summer and rainy season on special puja occasions. We returned to Kolkata same day evening.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 20, 2019
  • Dharmendra Arora
    63 contributions
    Jai Baba
    It was an easy trip from Kolkata to Tarakeswar Temple Took a local train....reached comfortably It was mid afternoon....no rush Had a great Baba Darshan Bought Glass Painting... its a rarity today This art has lost out to digital prints.... ate guava laced in salt...mustard sauce (my first)....tasted unique and v nice came back hoping to visit soon!
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 11, 2018
  • HKMBangalore
    253 contributions
    Taraknath Temple – the famous temple of Lord Shiva
    Taraknath Temple, a famous hindu temple located in Tarakeswar town in Hooghly district of West Bengal, India, is enshrining Shayambhu linga of Lord Shiva and is also claimed to be one of the Jyothirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. It is believed to be constructed in an ‘Atchala’ structure in the style of Bengal temple architecture with a ‘natmandir’ in front of it featuring four roofs above the sanctum and extended galleries for the congregation of the devotees. It was said to be built in 1729 AD by Raja Bharamalla. A pond by name ‘Dudhpukur’, is located in the north side of the temple. is It is believed that those taking bath in it are getting their prayers fulfilled. I visited the temple on 17th February, 2018.
    Traveled solo
    Written February 18, 2018
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ASIT1970
Kolkata (Calcutta), India30 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
It was a nice trip by car from Kolkata to Tarakeshwar.The distance is about 70 KM.We reached the holy place in two hours. One can reach the point by bus or by train. There is also a railway station called Tarakeshwar. The main attraction of this tourist’s spot is Lord Shiba and the beautiful temple. Also there is pond or tank by name Dhud Pookur attached to the temple. One has to take bath in the pond and then proceed to the temple for worshipping the lingam, it’s one of the Jyotirlingams of lord shiba. But it’s not obligatory to take a bath in the pond.We could finish our puja in the morning itself. There are plenty of hotels and restaurants in and around the place for food and stay.There is not much rush this part of the year.But it will be heavily crowded during summer and rainy season on special puja occasions. We returned to Kolkata same day evening.
Written February 20, 2019
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Dharmendra Arora
63 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
It was an easy trip from Kolkata to Tarakeswar Temple
Took a local train....reached comfortably
It was mid afternoon....no rush
Had a great Baba Darshan
Bought Glass Painting... its a rarity today
This art has lost out to digital prints....

ate guava laced in salt...mustard sauce (my first)....tasted unique and v nice

came back hoping to visit soon!
Written July 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

HKMBangalore
Bangalore253 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
Taraknath Temple, a famous hindu temple located in Tarakeswar town in Hooghly district of West Bengal, India, is enshrining Shayambhu linga of Lord Shiva and is also claimed to be one of the Jyothirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. It is believed to be constructed in an ‘Atchala’ structure in the style of Bengal temple architecture with a ‘natmandir’ in front of it featuring four roofs above the sanctum and extended galleries for the congregation of the devotees. It was said to be built in 1729 AD by Raja Bharamalla. A pond by name ‘Dudhpukur’, is located in the north side of the temple. is It is believed that those taking bath in it are getting their prayers fulfilled. I visited the temple on 17th February, 2018.
Written February 18, 2018
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Sudip K
Kolkata (Calcutta), India52 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
The spiritual ambience is the main attraction here. People from all walks of life visit this place to offer their prayers for fulfilment of their wishes.. The mandir premises need more cleanliness although the work on this front is going on in full swing.
Written January 30, 2018
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meghashyam
Chennai (Madras), India546 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
The highly benevolent Lord , he is known to grant wishes . The sanctum is totally dark , but his presence is felt . Highly crowded but it's worth all the pain and wait . Can be covered when going from Kolkata to jairambati .
Written October 29, 2017
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Albia-Newton
Evanton, UK3,852 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Not many Non Indian tourists make it to this place.

Although it is not the greatest bit of architecture, this is a very vibrant and organic temple which is the center of a huge pilgrimage cult.

It is always busy and you can really immerse yourself in the culture here.

Respectfully dressed and well behave tourists are welcomed into the temple and encouraged to experience the Puja
Written July 17, 2017
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Rakesh s
Kolkata (Calcutta), India852 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
It is very big temple of lord shiva. During sawan people from all over the bengal visit this place for worship...
Written July 13, 2017
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Chirantan M
1 contribution
Feb 2017 • Solo
It is the place where baba taraknath is worshiped.....it is the place where we can get inner peace of mind.
Written February 19, 2017
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Raja P
Kolkata (Calcutta), India6 contributions
Apr 2016
People generally go there in the morning give puja and leave , but I would suggest stay there for a day.
In the evening before arati starts shiv linga is decorated and then arati takes place, this is something to see. Also the early morning arati.
Written October 29, 2016
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