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Maa Tara Jayanti – Goddess Tara Devi Jayanti



Maa Tara Jayanti is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is believed that Goddess Tara Devi appeared on the day on earth. She is one of the Mahavidyas – 10 goddesses who are forms of Goddess Shakti. Maa Tara Jayanti 2017 date is August 9.

The information about her appearance is mentioned in the Jayadratha Yamala, a tantric text.

In some scriptures, Goddess Tara is known as Ugra Tara, a manifestation of Goddess Kali.

Goddess Tara is equated with Goddess Kali in eastern parts of India.

Maa Tara Jayanti is annually observed on Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India.