Tarakamaya, aka: Tārakāmaya; 1 Definition(s)


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1a) Tārakāmaya (तारकामय).—A Devāsura battle in Kṛta yuga; Tārā's (Tārakā, Bṛhaspati's wife) abduction by Soma, was the ground for war between the Asuras and the Suras. Śukra joined Soma while Śiva and Indra took up Bṛhaspati's cause.1 Here Viṣṇu killed Kālanemi, and Indra, Virocana, son of Prahlāda; (Virocana was killed by Viṣṇu in the guise of Indra, Vāyu-purāṇa). After the war there was a famine when Vasiṣṭha helped the people with fruits and roots;2 the fifth battle in which Virocana was blessed with eternal life by Śiva;3 ended with the intervention of Brahmā who gave Tārā back to Bṛhaspati.4

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 14. 4-7; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 5. 32; Matsya-purāṇa 129. 16; 172. 10; Vāyu-purāṇa 67. 69; 70. 81; 90. 33.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 8. 88; 65. 34; 72. 20-21, 74; Matsya-purāṇa Chh. 173178.
  • 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 97. 21, 74 and 80.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 6. 16-19.

1b) The fifth of the twelve Kolāhalas. Indra killed Virocana, son of Prahlāda.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 47. 43-9.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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