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Taaraa was the wife of Vaanar Raaj Baali. She had a son named Angad who played an important part in Raam-Raavan war. She was the daughter of Sushen.
A parable is said about Sushen. Taaraa came out of churning the Ksheer Saagar Milky Ocean) at the time of Saagar Manthan by Devtaa and Raakshas. Seeing her and knowing her as the daughter of Dev Guru Brihaspati (the Jupiter), Baali and Sushen held her by her hands. Baali held her by her right hand and Sushen held her by her left hand.
Then they started to quarrel to make her their wife. Then the elderly Devtaa intervened and decided that one who held her by her right hand is her husband and the one who held her by her left hand is her father. Thus Sushen became her father, and Baali became her husband.
Taaraa was a very intelligent woman. Baali had also accepted her intelligence and made it known to Sugreev and Raam etc. When Sugreev came again to fight with Baali, she knew that there was some strong backing after Sugreev that was why he dared to come again. She told everything to Baali also, but he didn't believe her as he could not reconcile that anybody like Raam will kill him from hiding.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 5/27/03
Updated on 06/09/11