Maa Tarini is one of the shakti peetha (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 in 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 Kalighat which is situated in Kolkata. The temple of Maa is set on a sal tree, where she takes rest with full glory.

Maa Tarini Idol


Millions of believers come to visit the temple of Maa Tarini each and every day. From the 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 a peaceful place where Maa Tarini is the true apotheosis of love and kindness. The most important thing about the 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.

Visitors At Tarini Temple

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 a few inexpensive and common things from us.

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Every day 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 a lot of other festivals also observed at the holy shrines of Maa. DASAHARA and DEWALI are 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 Odisha 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 there plenty of road transport facilities available to reach Maa’s temple.

By Road:

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

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

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