Tarakeswar Siva Mandir although is an ancient one in the Hooghly
region, it is maintained well. This shrine, as most of the mandirs
in Bengal is simple and bereft of loftiness in construction and
occupation. It consists of only two parts-the first portion is
called porch and appears like Bengali hut, and the other is garbha
griha enshrining the Sivalinga in the middle. It has a tank for the
convenience of visiting devotees. As it is surrounded by houses on
all sides, its eminence is some what less conspicuous, yet it is
attracting the devotees throughout the
year. On Sivaratri festivals,
thousands gather and with great religious fervor.
lies near Serampore railway station and can be reached from Calcutta
by buses or other four wheelers too.