Depicted in Pictures: The Chronicles of the Majestic Taratarini Temple

Chatrapur: The Taratarini temple today has been transformed into a modern religious monument that has its roots deep inside the history and culture of Ganjam and Odisha. The magnificent new temple boasts of architecture that gives it a sense of holiness and is strongly connected with the traditions. Destined for the eternity, the temple has become a modern day masterpiece only because of the tireless efforts by the Odisha Government,  the people of Ganjam and its administration. The quaint landscape adoring the Kumari hills on the banks of river Rushikulya is a breathtaking experience for the devotees of Goddess Taratarini. brings for its readers some mesmerizing images of the Taratarini temple that speak for themselves.

The temple of Maa Taratarini, the presiding deity of Ganjam district and a famous Shakti Peethas.before the transformation
The Jugala murtis of Lord Siva and Parvati
Image of Taratarini Temple before the beautification works


Cutting of huge stones being lifted to the hilltop-shrine for construction works

Scenes from the beginning of the renovation of the temple.
Construction works at the temple
The lion gate entrance designed like the famous Mukteshwar structure.
The temple built with creative stone works
The then RDCs – Arun Kumar Panda and Satyabrata Sahu and the then Ganjam Collecor and now Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian holding discussions regarding the development of Maa Taratarini temple


In front of the main temple before the beautification works
Former RDC Arun Kumar Panda in talks with locals on development of the shrine
The blueprint for temple development was discussed in the presence of former RDC Satyabrata Sahu and other senior administrative officials.
The ropeway movement was started in the presence of former RDC Satyabrata Sahu.
Ropeway facility – from the foothill, the devotees can take the ropeway to reach the temple comfortably.
Special vehicle to collect donations from the devotees and the general public for the development work of Taratarini temple
The then Ganjam Collector VK Pandian at Bhoomi Pujan programme for the renovation of Taratarini temple
The post-construction scene of the main temple.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved the transformation plan of Taratarini temple in February 2020.
New and attractive entrance to the temple
A view of Rishikulya river, the lifeline of Ganjam district, from hilltop
5T Secretary VK Pandian reviewing the beautification works
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra reviewing the construction works with Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange, PD DRDA Shinde Dattatraya Bhausaheb and other officials
Taratarini Temple decorated for Chaitra Festival

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited Taratari Temple in December 2021 to offer his obeisance to the deity

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Temple Complex in 2021

A view of new temple of Maa Taratarini
New look temple
Main entrance of renovated Maa Taratarini Temple
The magnifisant elephant at the entrance of the Temple
Premises of Maa Taratarini temple


An aerial view of Maa Taratarini temple at the present form

A breathtaking night view of the Taratarini Temple complex
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian and Special Secretary to CM R. Vineel Krishna in Taratarini Temple on May 17, a day before the Chief Minister’s scheduled visit to the historic shrine.

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