Maa Tarini is one of the shakti pheeta and the chief preceding goddess of odisha culture.It is situated in keonjhar district and where maa tarini is situated that place is ghatagaon. Previous people beleive to shakti of natural things like to worship the river ,tree trunks and rocks .Now in rural areas people believe to the shakti of natural things. Maa tarini is always with a red face with two large eyes and a mark on the middle which indicates the tilak or nose.she is very similar to the goddess Kali of kallighat which is located in kolkata. The temple of maa is set on a sal tree,where she takes rest with full glory.
Millions of devotee come to visit the temple of maa tarini everyday. From previous period people believe that one coconut will fulfill their wishes. Every day the temple receives 15000 coconut from odisha or the neighbor place. Specially women come to this place by wearing beautiful cotton saree,or silk saree and give the pallu on the forehead to worship maa. On the time off dusshera it’s too crowdy place. Because the nine days maa tarini worship with a great way.
It is also a tourist place where people comes to see maa tarini and enjoy the picnic in the dense forest.It is the peace place where maa tarini is the truly embodiment of love,kindness and joy. The most important features of the worship of the mother in the temple is that there is no priest or brahmin to worship maa. On this temple puja is offred by dehuri.
If you hold a coconut in your hand and tell them to send the coconut to ghatagaon anyway the coconut will send to ghatagaon.You can reach the place by road regular bushes,or by the air and train. But in train or air you have to reach bhubaneswar then you can reach to keonjhar by bus or personal van. Maa tarini temple is just 45kms from keonjhar.