Shri Ugratara Mandir, Mahishi, Saharsa is situated at a distance of about 17 Kms west of Saharsa Junction Railway Station in the ancient village Mahishi. In this ancient temple, the idol of Bhagwati Tara is said to be very old and draws devotees from far and wide. On either side of the main deity, there are two smaller female deities which are worshipped by the people as Ekjata and Nil Saraswati.
This is among 51 Shakti Pitha, where goddess Sati Body parts fall. Here left Eye of Mata Sati Falled.
Mata Ugratara Mandir is famous from the completion for there power from Mata Kamakhya Mandir.
The temple is associated with Tantrik cult where saints and other devotees from far and wide across the country assemble during the ten-day-long Sharadiya Navaratra for penance. Although devotees from various parts of the country visit the place throughout the year, the main attraction of the temple is Dussehra in September-October during which more than one lakh people come here to worship the goddess.
What are 51 Shakti Pitha ?
As pre Hindu religious history, of the death of the goddess Sati. Out of grief and sorrow, Lord Shiva carried Sati's body, reminiscing about their moments as a couple, and roamed around the universe with it. Lord Vishnu had cut her body into 51 body parts, using his Sudarshana Chakra, which fell on Earth to become sacred sites where all the people can pay homage to the Goddess. To complete this massively long task, Lord Shiva took the form of Bhairava.