Bargabhima Temple, Vibhasha Shakthi Peeth, Bibhas Temple, Vibhash Temple
West Bengal , Purba Medinipur
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.
Tamluk, previously known as Tamralipta is one of the most significant Vaishnav Shrine. It is believed that the place has been sanctified with 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 Ashwameda Yagna. Alongside the presence of the Shakti Peeth of Vibhas has also made the place pious for the Shaktas and the Shaiv...View more
s as well.This temple is part of the famous Shaktipeetha Darshan Yatra of West Bengal.
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...View more
hands, She is holding the heads of the demons after slaying them. The architecture of the shakti-peeth 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 edfice built on the remains of the ancient one.
Timings : Pilgrims can visit the temple from 6 :00 AM to 9: 00 PM. October to March is the best time to visit the shrine.
Nothing specific is mentioned. But men and women should be in fresh and modest clothes while visting the temple to honor the pious surroundings.
Known to be the 'mini-India' for its diverse geographical as well as cultural variations, West Bengal is also popular for housing over 14 shakti peeths. Coming back to the culture of this eastern state of India, since prior and the post-partition times, Bengal is famous for its enriched culture. From Darjeeling to the Sundarbans, and from Puruliya to the 'Rarh' area of Birbhum- each of the provinces has a unique cultural approach. Starting from the Bengali music, dance, theater, literature, art, and notwithstanding the mouthwatering cuisine- West Bengal has successfully created a mark for its exclusive aesthetics in the world panorama.
Tamluk Srirampur Rd, Tamluk, West Bengal 721636
Tamluk is well connected from Kolkata and other important districts across West Bengal. Regular trains are available from Howrah to Tamluk. Besides there are 6 bus routes connecting Tamluk. Pilgrims can also opt for hiring a car or take their own private vehicle to visit the shrine by taking NH-6. From Kolkata, the shrine is about 87.2 Kms.
The temple purohit arranges regular worshipping per Vedic rituals. Along with worshipping Mata Bhimakali, Mahadev who is worshipped as Sarvanada in the form of a Shiva Ling, is also offered with regular snana (bathing ritual) followed by adorning with fresh crown flowers, sweets, incense, oil lamps and finally with aarti.
Sweets, flowers, oil lamps, new clothes, incense sticks, milk etc.
Special worshipping and yajna are arranged on the Amavasyas and Maha Shivratri. The priests offer night long puja to the gods on special occasions depending on the Panjika and puja timings.
January - Makar Sankranti
February - Somvati Amavasya
March - Ram Navami
April - Bengali new year
July - Somvati Amavasya
October - Sharad Purnima, Durga Puja, Navratri
November - Deepawali
During the Makara Sankranti celebration in January, Barunir Mela (fair) is organized here.
On Magha Shuddha Ekadashi, the famous Bhima Mela is celebrated.
Bhima Mela is again celebrated at Rajarampur in the Bengali month of Chaitra (March-April).
In the Bengali month of Ashar (June), Ratha Jatra is celebrated at Harir Hat. During this season, Charak Mela is also observed.