Maa Tarini temple is situated at Ghatagaon and is 45 km distance from Keonjhar town and 205 km from Cuttack and 170 km from Bhubaneswar. The place is known throughout the state for the shrines of goddess Maa Ghatagaon Tarini. Coconut is the best offering of Maa Tarini. It is a famous Hindu temple of Odisha. The legend is that Maa Tarini is merciful and benevolent to her devotees. Devotees believe that Mother Tarini fulfils their desires.
Maa tarini temple is surrounded by Sal forests. The Pana Sankranti and Chaiti Jatra is one of the most popular and famous festivals of the temple and is observed during the last 5 days of Chaitra and the first 2 days of the month of Baishakh. Apart from this, Patua Yatra and Ashadhi Parba are other Major festivals of maa Tarini. On this day, thousands of devotees from different parts of Odisha come to visit Mas Tarini.
According to history, in 1480, the then king of Kendujhar district, Ma Tarini, was brought from Puri and placed in Ghantgaon. The nearest forest reserves adding beauty to the Maa Tarini Pitha is the nestling site of different wildlife. Devotees very fondly offer coconut to Goddess is still worshipped by tribal priests. Pana Sankranti is the great festival of this place. Every day a large number of devotees come here to worship Maa Tarini. Ghatagaon Tarini temple is one of the famous temples in the Keonjhar District.
Gundichaghagi waterfall is only 11 km distance from Ghatagaon temple, which is another major attraction near this temple. There are many small hotels, Guest houses, Lodges, and Atithi Niwas near the Tarini temple for the devotees and tourists visiting the temple where can rest. There is a small park near the Maa tarini temple for the amusement of the little ones, and there is also a vehicle parking facility. Ghatagaon maa Tarini temple is the best tourist place in Keonjhar District, Odisha.
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