Maa Tara Tarini has been regarded as the presiding deity (Ista-Devi) in almost every house in South Orissa. This Tara Tarini Temple is an important and famous Shakta Pitha of Odisha( Orissa). It is situated on a hill top at a distance of 32 Kms towards north of Brahmapur on the south bank of river Rushikulya. The height of the hill is approximately 709ft. and the total area spreading over 181 Acres of land. The hill is popularly known as Tara Tarini Hill (Parvata) and is surrounded by natural beauty. It is an important tourist place of Orissa (Odisha).
The picturesque scenery of the temple from the hill top to the bank of river Rushikulya gives immense pleasure, happiness and a thrilling experience of nature and divinity to each pilgrim, visitor and often captivates its mind and soul. There are around 999 steps on the front side of the Tarini hill leading to the temple and also a pucca road for vehicle on the backside of the hill facilitating devotees to reach up to the Pitha.
Modern amenities and provisions of electricity, drinking water and a small market complex at the site with articles of puja / archana are additional features of this Shakti Pitha.