Taraka

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For other uses, see Taraka (disambiguation).
Brihaspati with Tara

Tārakā (or Tārā) is the Hindu goddess of felicity and sanguineness. Taraka is also the second consort of Hindu God Brihaspati, God of planet Jupiter. According to the Puranas, Tara sired or mothered a child named Budha (God of Mercury) through Chandra (Soma).

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  • Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology

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