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Tarapith Temple Website And Online Puja Controversy

TarapithTemple dedicated to Goddess Kali is located on the banks of DwarkaRiver in Birbhum, West Bengal. The deity is popularly known as Tara Maa of Tarapith and one among the 51 Shakti Pithas in India. Numerous websites are offering online pujas and the official temple committee has said that the TarapithTemple has no official web site. “The committee has no link with these websites, and would not be responsible in the future, if the devotees are cheated in the name of offering online pujas. We do not have any website. The websites have been developed by a section of sebiats (Brahmins) and each of them holds individual accounts. Hence, the money paid through these accounts by the devotees would not reach the temple committee. The money would be deposited in individual accounts. So nobody can blame the committee if he or she is cheated”, said Mr Ashoke Mukhapadhya, the president of the Tarapith Temple Committee. (The Statesman)There are a couple of web sites in the name of TarapithTe…

Adi Shankaracharya on Guru in Bhajagovindam

Trust yourself wholly to the lotus feet of the Guru,
Freed from the shackles of samsara,
With your senses and mind controlled in this manner,
You will see God residing in your heartAdi ShankaracharyaPlease note: That which helps in realizing the Brahman in you is the real Guru. Guru can be a human or living or non-living being. It can be even a combination of any of these.