The Tara temple in Tarapith steeped in the narrated myths is a medium-sized temple in the rural precincts of Bengal. Its fame as a pilgrimage centre with the deity of Tara enshrined in it is due to "the temple’s founding myths, its type of worship (which includes blood offerings), the hymns sung there, the powers of the nearby tank, and the inhabitants and rituals of the adjacent cremation ground" The temple base is thick with thick walls, built of red brick. pinnacle with a spire.
A saint, held in great reverence in Tarapith and whose shrine is also located in the vicinity of the Tara temple was known as known as the "mad saint". Bama-khepa, literally means the mad ("khepa") follower of "left-handed". He was a contemporary of another famous Bengali saint Ramakrishna..
Mahashamshan [cremation ground]
The cremation ground (maha smasan), amidst dark forest surroundings, is located on the river side at the end of town limits, away from the village life and practices of the Bengali social order. In Bengal, the cremation ground of Tarapith is also considered integral to the Shakti pith. It is believed that goddess Tara can be seen in shadows drinking blood of goats which are sacrificed every day at her altar, to satiate her anger and seek favours.
This place is 23 km from Tarapith. This town is named after the Shakti peeth Nalhateshwari temple, which according to the mythologies is the situated where the "nala" i.e. throat of goddess Shakti had fallen. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in India. From Tarapith it is 24 km.
It is a village in Suri Sadar subdivision of Birbhum district. Bakreshwar Thermal Power Station of West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited and Bakreswar Thermal Power Plant Township are located some distance away from this town. There is a Hot Spring in Bakreswar. From Tarapith it is at a distance of 62 km..
Maluti temples-are a group... of 72 extant terracotta temples (out of the original number of 108), located in the Maluti village near Shikaripara in Dumka district on the eastern part of the Chota Nagpur Plateau, Indian state of Jharkhand. These temples, according to the Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD), were built between the 17th and 19th centuries. The kings of Baj Basanta dynasty built these temples in Maluti, their capital, inspired by goddess Mowlakshi, their family deity. From Tarapith, it is at a distance of 18 km.