Vibhasha Shakthi Peeth is also called as Bargabhima Temple. It is a Hindu temple in Tamluk near Kolkata in Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal. It is around 87.2 kms from Kolkata and 85 kms from Kharagpur. It is well connected by NH-6 and south eastern railway tracks. This temple is one of the major historical spots in Purba Medinipur district.It is an ancient Hindu Goddess Kali temple built around 1150 years old and by maharaja of Mayor dynasty. This temple is considered as one of the 51 shakti peeth of mother Durga where left ankle of Devi Sati fell.The temple has been declared by Heritage Site by West Bengal Govt. The current temple is relatively new as it is built after Islam invasion in Bangal in medieval time. This temple has been mentioned in an old Bengali literature several times.The temple is the mixture of three culture namely Hindu, Buddhism and Oriya. The local people celebrate Durga Puja and Bengali very grandly.
About The Temple
The temple has a huge area with a courtyard. Inside the inner sanctum, the idol of Kali ma is kept beside the huge Shiva Linga made of black touchstone and is surrounded by a circular partition made of white marble. Goddess Kali is the presiding deity worshipped here and is an incarnation of the Holy Mother Mahisasurmardini, the slayer of 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-peeth resembles that of a Kalinga temple tombs as well as quintessential Bangla aatchhala styled Natmandir. Pilgrims will find it very peaceful to spend after some time here in the midst of mother nature’s abundant presence. The old temple was destroyed during the Islamic invasion. The present temple is a structure built on the remains of the ancient temple.
About The Deity
Devi Sati’s left ankle fell down in this place and is worshipped as Kapalini (Bhimarupa). Bhairava ( Lord Shiva) is Sarvanand. In the inner sanctum of the temple, is a large ‘Shiv Ling’ made of black stone. Priest and pilgrims worship here and Yagnas are also carried from time to time. All around the ‘Shiv Ling’ is the White marble boundary.
Legend and Stories
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. According to 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 Shaivas as well.
Barunir Mela is celebrated during Makara Sankranti in January. Bhima Mela is celebrated on Magha Shuddha Ekadashi that is from 11th day of Magha masa in January to – February. Ratha Jatra at Harir Hat is celebrated in the Bengali month of Ashar (ashada), besides Charak Mela also being celebrated. The other important festivals are Makar Sankranti, Sharad Purnima, Deepawali, Somvati Amavasya, Ram Navami,Navratri.
Best time to Visit
Oct to March.
No entry fee.
Nearby Places to Visit
- Barghobhima Mandir: An ancient temple believed to be 1150 years old and considered as a Shakthi Peeth. It is believed that the little finger on the left foot of the Devi Sati fell here.
- Jishnu- Hari Mandir
- Radhamadhav and Radharaman Mandir
- Hariharar Mandir and Mahaprabhur Dalan
- Ramakrishna Mission Sevashram
- Tamralipta Archeological Museum: The museum contains the artefacts of copper or Tamra.
The Nearest Air Port Kolkata international Airport.
The Nearest Railway Station is Kolkata Railway station. Tamluk is a junction, thus is well connected by both road and rail. There are also direct trains from Howrah to Tamluk.
There are public and private vehicles available to reach Vibhash Shakti Peeth Temple. There are six bus routes starting from Tamluk.
Vibhasha Temple / Bargabhima Temple,
Tamluk Srirampur Road, Tamluk
Purba Medinipur, West Bengal - IN
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.
Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe
Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.
Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe
Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.
Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha
Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.