temple was built by the Kaibartta Rajas of Bengal,
who ruled from Tamluk called Tamralipta in the past. Though the whole city and the
royal place, the biggest of its kind,
stretched over an area of 12 kilometers went underground due to fury of the
river, the Bhargabhima temple located on the bank of Rupriarayan river is
retaining its glory in parts only. The Goddess Bhargabhima-represents Tara, a
manifestation Mother Sakti. And the temple built on the site of a Buddhist Vihara
is quite imposing with three distinct parts, like Baradelu inner sanctuary, called
the jagamohan the audience hall and Nat mandir - dancing hall. It has a shurdy
prakara with mahadwara sarmounted by a tower.
Mother's idol is made of stone and it is Chaturbhuja, a holding a pointed spearin
the upper right hand, a sword in the lower one, a human skull in the left upper
hand and the head of a demon in the lower left. In addition, this august
there are two images of Siva and Mahishasura mardini on the same dais. This
temple's architectural style bears striking resemblance to Orissan temple like
Jagannath at Puri.