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There are three Taaraa - one is the wife of Dev Guru Brihaspati, the other one is the wife of Vaanar Raaj Baali and the third one is the wife of Raajaa Harishchandra - her name is Taaraamatee, somewhere her name is given as Shaivyaa also.
Taaraa, the Wife of Baali
We meet Taaraa first time in Kishkindhaa Kaand when she tries to stop Baali from going to fight with Sugreev when he comes second time to fight with Sugreev. Valmiki Ramayan, 4/15, Introduction says that Taaraa was the granddaughter of Dev Guru Brihaspati Jee and the wife of Vaanar Raaj Baali. She had a son named Angad who played an important part in Raam-Raavan war, as Raam could not retrieve Seetaa without killing Baali. She pacified Lakshman also when Lakshman was angry at Sugreev for not making any efforts for searching Seetaa after killing Baali as he promised. She was the daughter of Sushen. She is one of the Panch Kanyaa (five Virgins) -
Ahalyaa Draupadee Kuntee Taaraa Mandodaree Tathaa |
How Taaraa got Married to Baali?
Taaraa Was an Intelligent Woman
Her son Angad should not lose his father's throne, that is why she married Sugreev after Baali's death.
Another incident of her intelligence may be found, when even after getting wife and kingdom back, Sugreev didn't care to search for Seetaa, Raam got very angry and asked Lakshman to go to Kishkindhaa Nagaree and remind him for search of Seetaa. Lakshman entered like a storm in Kishkindhaa in a great rage felling many large trees. All Vaanar appointed at outposts ran away in fear, Angad happened to appear there so Lakshman asked him to tell Sugreev about his coming. Angad was also scared seeing Lakshman's fury and hearing his tone. So when Angad reported all this to Sugreev, with the consultation of his ministers, Sugreev sent Taaraa to pacify Lakshman, which she did very well. She pacified Lakshman shielding Sugrev from his anger.
Created by Sushma Gupta On 5/27/04
Modified on 03/01/14