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Tarakeswar Tourist Lodge (WBTDC)
Tarakeswar Tourist Lodge (WBTDC) , Hooghly is a renowned place of pilgrimage and the one of the most important centre of the Shaiva sect in West Bengal. 58 kms away from Calcutta, Tarakeswar can be reached conveniently by train. The principal attraction is the temple of Taraknath, an 'atchala' structure with a 'natmandir' in front. Close by are the shrines of Kali and Lakshmi-Narayan. Dudhpukur, a tank to the north of the Shiva temple is believed to fulfill the prayers of those who takes a dip in it.
Pilgrims visit the temple throughout the year, especially on Mondays. But thousands of pilgrims visit Tarakeswar on the occasions of 'Shivaratri' and 'Gajan', the former taking place in Falgun (Feb-March) while the latter lasts for five days ending on the last day of Chaitra (mid-April). The month of Sravana (mid-July to mid-August) is auspicious for Shiva when celebrations are held on each Monday.