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Questions tagged [tara]

Goddess Tara is probably the oldest goddess who is still worshipped extensively in modern times. Tara originated as a Hindu goddess, a Great Goddess -- the Mother Creator, representing the eternal life force that fuels all life.

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How to reconcile the lakshanas of a siddha from the Vedanta and the tantras?

In the shabasadhana of the tantra, the sadhaka normally worships Mahavidyas ie devatas like Kali, Tara etc, who are Brahma according to the Tantras. After the sadhaka gets siddhi, he has to remain ...
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Why Devi Tara is shown standing over Shiva?

I know the story of how Devi Tara feed her milk to Shiva to make him conscious again after drinking poison but why did in all the pictures she is shown standing over Shiva? I know why Kali depicted ...
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Question about Mother Parvati and Maa Tara?

i would like some explanation about this picture. The legend tell that Mother Parvati became Maa Tara to save the Lord from the Halahala. My question is: Does this picture represent Mother Parvati ...
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Is it true that at Tarapith, bhoga is first offered to Bamakhepa and then to Tara Maa?

I had heard that at the Tarapith temple (Birbhum, West Bengal), food offerings (bhoga nivedana) is done first to Sri Sri Bamakhepa and after that to Maa Tara, the reason being that no mother can eat ...
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Where can I find Tara Trishati?

As with any devi upasana, there exists a trishati stotram for that devi (eg: Lalita etc.) I tried to find Tara Trishati stotram in various books related to Tara and unable to find it. Can anyone help ...
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Which scripture mentions Vasishth praying to Tantrik Goddess Tara?

The Tarapith Temple in West Bengal Goddess Tara, one of the Dash-Mahavidyashas, and has an interesting legend associated with it: Another oral legend about the temple states that sage Vashishtha ...
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Where can I locate/download/purchase the “Tara Ashtakam”

Where can I locate/download/purchase a sanksrit copy of the tara ashtakam (तर अष्तकं)? I've seen several english translations and even this sanskrit translation, which seems to contain errors and who'...