Maa Bargabhima temple
Tamluk or Tamralipta is one of the most sacred and revered shrines for Vaishnavas. It is said that the place has been hallowed with the presence of the lotus feet of Lord Krishna when Shri Krishna himself came to Tamluk and released the horse for the AshwamedaYagna. Due to the presence of the Shakti Peeth of Vibhas, it has also made the place sacred for the Shaktas as well as the Shaivas.
How to reach: It is around 87.2 km from Kolkata, 85 km from Kharagpur. It is well connected by NH-6 and south eastern railway tracks.
By Air: NetajiSubhash Chandra Bose Airport is the nearest airport.
By Train: The nearest rail head is Tamluk.
By Road: The temple is located near Tamluk bus stand. The place has a well-connected network of roads.
It is an old Hindu Kali temple, 1150 years old and built by Maharaja of Mayur dynasty. The current Temple was rebuilt after the Islamic occupation of Bengal in the middle ages. It is a mixture of three cultural combinations Hindu, Buddhist and Oriya.
The temple features an idol of stone with four hands holding a Trishul in the upper hand has a human skull and the head of the demon in the lower left hand. The deity standing on Lord Shiva is identical to Mahishasura Mardini housed in the sanctum.