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Vibhasha Shakthi Peeth is the place where Devi Sati’s left ankle fell. Here Devi is worshipped as Kapalini or Bhimarupa and Lord Shiva as Sarvanand.

History

Around 1150 years back, the Maharaja of the Mayur dynasty took the endeavor to build this temple of Bargabhima temple. Located by the River Roopnarayana at Tamluk village, this shrine at Purba (East) Medinipur is also known as Bhimakali Mandir. Though, the locals often talk about the making of the shrine centuries back. Per Purana, this place was sanctified when the left ankle of Devi Sati fell here. The name of this temple has been mentioned several times in old Bengali literature. A cultural mix of Hindu, Buddhist and Oriya is predominant at the Bargabhima Temple since many years. Origin: About 1150 years ago the temple was built by Maharaja of Mayur dynasty.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Near Bus Stand Tamluk Bus Stand

Nearby Railway Station Tamluk railway station

By Air

Nearby Airport Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata

Sculpture

The temple has a wide arena forming a large courtyard. Inside the sanctum, the idol of Kali-ma is consecrated beside the huge Shiva Linga made of black touchstone and is surrounded by a circular partition made of white marble. Goddess Kali is the main deity worshipped here and this manifestation of the Holy Mother resembles that of Mahisasurmardini, diminishing the demons.

The deity has four hands holding a Trishul and a human skull. In her lower hands, She is holding the heads of the demons after slaying them. The architecture of the shakti-path resembles Kalinga temple tombs as well as quintessential Bangla aatchhala styled Natmandir. Pilgrims will find solace after spending some time in the lap of tranquil nature here.The old temple was destroyed during the Islamic invasion. The present temple is the edifice built on the remains of the ancient one.

Map

Vibhasha Shakthi Peetha Kolkata

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Temple Legend

Tamluk, previously known as Tamralipta is one of the most significant Vaishnav Shrine. It is believed that the place has been sanctified by the presence of the lotus feet of Lord Krishna. Per sayings in the Kashidas Mahabharata and Jaimini Mahabharata, Sri Krishna Himself came to Tamluk and released the Horse for the Ashwamedha Yagna. Alongside the presence of the Shakti Peeth of Vibhas has also made the place pious for the Shaktas and the Shaivas as well.

Extra Information

October to March is the best time to visit the shrine. Darsan Dress code: Nothing specific is mentioned. But men and women should be in fresh and modest clothes while visiting the temple to honour the pious surroundings.

Timings and Events
Timings

Pilgrims can visit the temple from 6 :00 AM to 9: 00 PM.

Events

Barunir Mela is celebrated during Makara Sankranti in January. Bhima Mela is celebrated on Magha Shuddha Ekadashi. (11th day of Magha masa- Jan- Feb). Bhim Mela is celebrated at Rajarampur in the Bengali month of Chaitra. Ratha Jatra at Harir Hat is celebrated in the Bengali month of Ashar , besides Charak Mela also being celebrated.

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