A holy destination for lovers of religion, Tarakeshwar or Tarakeswar is a small village in Hooghly district of the state West Bengal. The picturesque place is an important center of religious significance for Hindus. The renowned Tarakeshwar temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is located here and draws millions of pilgrims every year to this place.
The city is a perfect tourist destination to visit. Tarakeshwar Travel Guide is full of references to the religious destinations and serene spots. Tarakeshwar Temple, Buddha Temple and Dudhpukur Tank are the popular tourist attractions of the city.
The story goes that two brothers descended to Tarakeshwar from Ayodhya and unearthed a Shiv Lingam in the forest. Sensing some foul play, the local villagers forced one of the two brothers to hold hot iron in his hand. The brother comfortably passed the test seeing which the other brother unearthed the Siva Lingam in the forest. It was later revealed that the brother had a dream in which Lord Shiva instructed him to build the temple there.