left side of the image
is the present Gaja Laxmi Temple which is destroyed by
Kala Pahada, very
Chilika lake was flowing at that time, fisher man were always
target a hill which is named
Hatia Pahaad for returning there home,
after down from their boat they first worship Maa Gaja Laxmi. Maa Ugra
Tara temple is near about 1 km from this place.
Kala Pahada when enter
Orissa to destroy this temple, they thought Laxmi Temple is the real
Ugra Tara Temple, so they destroy completely, Idol is already taken by
some local priest. as per image there is one well found in front of
present temple, still now also some evidence as stone recovering.
There is real no history about when & how Ugra Tara
is placed. Maa is placed at
Mulijhara Garda, where one water fountain is
always flowing. mean time of attack
they loot Tara Temple too
& kill local
king too. after long long year this place was
untouched & plants grown fully.
at Maa cocks
sacrifice thing is still continue, story behind of that near
Nayagarh is there, local king of that place always offer cocks & other
bird at Maa, after long worshiping
Puri Gajapati King acknowledge about
this place, he send some of priests & solders from
(near Puri) to serve Maa Ugra Tara. he gave land & home to stay now this
village is named
Gopinathpur. this place was fully packed with jungle at
The oral tradition gives an intriguing origin to the goddess Tara. The
legend begins with the churning of the ocean between
the Devas and Asuras.
Lord Shiva drank
the poison (Halahala)
that was created from the churning of the ocean (in the process turning
his throat blue and earning him the epithet Nilakantha), thus saving the
world from destruction, but fell unconscious under its powerful effect.
Tara Ma appeared and took Shiva on her lap. She suckled him, the milk
from her breasts counteracting the poison, and he recovered. This story
is reminiscent of the one in which Shiva stops the rampaging Kali by
becoming an infant. Seeing the child, Kali's maternal instinct comes to
the fore, and she becomes quiet and nurses the infant Shiva. In both
cases, Shiva assumes the position of an infant vis-à-vis the Goddess.