Month-long Chaitra Mela starts in Orrisa's Tara Tarini temple.

Thousands of devotees from State and neighbouring States visited the 17th-century temple Tara Tarini temple on the occasion of the month-long Chaitra Mela. Orrisa Post reported.
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The temple, located on the banks of the Rushikulya, is one of the famous Shakti shrines in the state. It is about 161 km from Bhubaneswar.
According to media reports, Tonsuring (Mundan) the heads of babies and offering their hair to the goddess 'Tara Tarini' is a tradition. The Tara-Tarini Development Board also arranges special buses and barbers for the 'Mundan' ceremony.
According to Puranas, Tara Tarini temple owes its origin to Daksha Prajapati's Jagna in Satya Yuga. This temple, along with other famous Shakti Peethas, originated from the limbs of the divine corpse of Devi Sati. Sacred texts like Shiva Purana, Kalika Purana and Devi Bhagabat attest to this fact.