Tara-Mahavidya

Tara-Mahavidya

Color – Blue

Flower – red

Special day – Thursday

Anniversary – Chaitra Shukla  Navami

Shiv (initiating light) – Akshobhya

Raatri (energy of Shiv) – Krodhraatri

Worshipped for – wealth, family happiness, peace at home, peace of mind, to get child.

Beej Mantra – Streem

Direction – North

Goddess Tara is the Second of the Das Mahavidya. Tara, which means star, is seen as a beautiful but perpetually self-combusting. Hence Goddess Tara is perceived as the personification of unquenchable hunger that propels the life.

Tara is the Goddess who offers ultimate knowledge and gives salvation and also known as Neel Saraswati. Her weapons are Khadga, Sword and pair of scissor.

Tara Origin – During the churning of the milky sea when poison came out the ocean, Lord Shiva drank it to save the world from destruction. But Lord Shiva fell unconscious under the powerful effect of the poison. At this point Goddess Durga appeared as Tara and took Shiva on her lap and breast fed Him to counteract the effect of the poison. Hence Tara is said to be more approachable to the devotees because of Her maternal instincts.

Tara Iconography – Goddess Tara is very much similar to Kali in appearance. Both are shown as standing upon a supine Lord Shiva with protruding tongue. However, while Kali is described as black, Tara is portrait as blue. Both wear a necklace of severed human head. However, Tara wears a tiger-skin skirt while Kali wears only a girdle of severed human arms. Both have a lolling tongue and blood oozes from their mouths.

Goddess Tara, unlike Goddess Kali, holds a lotus in one of the above arms and a pair of scissors in one of the lower arms. In remaining two arms Goddess Tara holds bloody Kripana and Kapala (skull-cup) filled with the blood.

Tara Sadhana – Devi Tara Sadhana is done to achieve sudden gain of wealth and prosperity. Tara Sadhana sprouts seed of wisdom and knowledge in the heart of the worshipper.

Tara Mantra Sadhana – Second day ritual is for tara sadhana, for doing the tara sadhana you should face north east side and do the worship of goddess tara and offer her, her favorite things and after prayers and aarti you should do the tara mata mantra sadhana using rudraksh rosary. You should recite minimum 2100 mantra and do the hawan in last also.

॥ ॐ ह्रीं त्रीं ह्रुं फट् ॥

॥ Om Hreem Treem Hum Phat ॥

Tara Mool Mantra –

॥ ॐ ह्रीं स्त्रीं हुं फट् ॥

॥ Om Hreem Streem Hum Phat ॥

Tara Mantra List –

Ekakshari Tara Mantra (1 Syllable Mantra)

॥ ॐ त्रीं ॥

॥ Om Treem ॥

Tin Akshari Tara Mantra (3 Syllables Mantra)

॥ ॐ हूं स्त्रीं हूं ॥

॥ Om Hum Streem Hum ॥

Chaturakshar Tara Mantra (4 Syllables Mantra)

॥ ॐ ह्रीं ह्रीं स्त्रीं हूं ॥

॥ Om Hreem Hreem Streem Hum ॥

Panchakshari Tara Mantra (5 Syllables Mantra)

॥ ॐ ह्रीं त्रीं ह्रुं फट् ॥

॥ Om Hreem Treem Hum Phat ॥

Shadakshar Tara Mantra (6 Syllables Mantra)

॥ ऐं ॐ ह्रीं क्रीं हूं फट् ॥

॥ Aim Om Hreem Kreem Hum Phat ॥

Saptakshar Tara Mantra (7 Syllables Mantra)

॥ ॐ त्रीं ह्रीं, ह्रूं, ह्रीं, हुं फट् ॥

॥ Om Treem Hreem, Hrum, Hreem, Hum Phat ॥

Hansa Tara Mantra

॥ ऐं स्त्रीं ॐ ऐं ह्रीं फट् स्वाहा ॥

॥ Aim Streem Om Aim Hreem Phat Svaha ॥

Tara Devi Temples –

There are very few temples of Tara Devi in India. I mention here some of them.

Tharapith – It is a small town in Birbhum district of West Bengal State. Taradevi temple is here. Tharapith is 120kms from Asansol, 220kms from Kolkatta and 77kms from Dumkha of Jharkhand state.

Shimla – It is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh State. Taradevi Temple is on Shimla hill. It is just 12kms away from Shimla on Kalka road.

Nalagarh – It is a municipal town in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh State. Taradevi temple is here. Nalagarh is 50kms from Chandigarh.

Bhawan – It is a small village in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh State. Taradevi Temple is here. Bhawan is just 4kms away from Kangra.

Bahi da bagh – It is a small village in Kangra district of Himachal Paradesh State. Taradevi Temple is here at Taragarh Fort. Taragarh fort is 80kms from Kangra on Dalhousie road and 40kms from Dalhousie.

Udal Kote – It is a small village in Almora district of Uttarakand State. Taradevi temple is here. Udal kote is 20kms from Ranikheth and 40kms from Almora.

Atrara – It is a small village in Meerut district. Taradevi temple is here. Atrara is 12kms from Hapur and 25kms from Meerut.

Gwalior – It is the district head quarter in Madhya Pradesh State. Taradevi temple is here in Birla nagar. This temple is just 4kms away from Gwalior Railway Station.

Some more Tara temples are there in India.

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