108 Names of Goddess Tara | Ashtottara Shatanamavali of Goddess Tara

Dasha Mahavidhyas

108 names of Goddess Tara are collectively known as Ashtottara Shatanamavali of Goddess Tara. In Hinduism, the goddess Tara is the second of the Dasa (ten) Mahavidyas. She is the tantric manifestations of Durga or Mahadevi, Kali, or Parvati. As the star is seen as a beautiful but perpetually self-combusting thing, so Tara is perceived at core as the absolute, unquenchable hunger that propels all life.

The 108 wonderful names of Mahavidya Tara is a boon to Her worshippers. The sadhak of Tara recites these 108 names to appease Her. It is believed that by chanting the 108 names of Mahavidya Tara for 108 days, all wishes comes true and the mastery of Mahavidya Tara is guaranteed

Goddess Tara Ashtottara Shatanamavali

Here are 108 names of Goddess Tara form Swarnmala Tantra, chanting them or doing homa with them attracts her grace and presence in your life.

Shri Tara Ashtottara Shatanamavali Stotra
– the hymn of a hundred and eight names –

S.No. English MantraSanskrit MantraMeaning 
1Om Tarinyai Namah।ॐ तारिण्यै नमः ।She who is the Protectress, visualized as travelling in a boat that takes the Ātma (Soul/consciousness) across the Ocean of Saṃsāra (cycle of life-death-rebirth).
2Om Tarlayai Namah।ॐ तरलायै नमः ।She who moves to and from and is never stationary. She is the Dynamic Super-consciousness and is always in an active state to assist with the process of Creation, Preservation, Destruction, Annihilation and Resurrection.
3Om Tanvyai Namah।ॐ तन्व्यै नमः ।She who is constantly expanding, increasing and producing, to aid in the process of the manifested Creation.
4Om Tarayai Namah।ॐ तारायै नमः ।She who is the Savior, the Protector, and the One who takes the Soul across the Ocean of Saṃsāra towards Mokṣa (liberation).
5Om Tarunavallaryai Namah।ॐ तरुणवल्लर्यै नमः ।She who resembles a young, fresh creeping plant.She is ageless and is beyond the dimensions and constraints of time, energy and matter.
6Om Tirarupayai Namah।ॐ तीररूपायै नमः ।She whose form is the shore or the bank of a water body.It indicates Her role as a savior who takes us ashore and rescues us from our difficulties. Tīra can also refer to an arrow, which indicates Her sharp and single-pointed focus in saving and liberating Her devotees.
7Om Taryai Namah।ॐ तर्यै नमः ।She who is the boat that takes the Soul across the Ocean of Saṃsāra.
8Om Shyamayai Namah।ॐ श्यामायै नमः ।She who is dark-colored, and who is none other than the Divine Mother Kālī.
9Om Tanukshinapayodharayaiॐ तनुक्षीणपयोधरायै नमः ।She who has a slender waist and lactating breasts.She is the cause of all Creation and Her role as the Divine Mother is indicated as a lactating mother.This power really takes form in the maṇipūra cakra as well as in the 3rd eye ājnā cakra; the power is strongest in maṇipūra as ‘realized,’ ‘developed,’ and ‘visioned’ in ājnā. The lactating breasts – nourish the mantra and the heart chakra with the bija “klīm̐,” to develop a nourishing milky quality that has the attractive and liberating power of Lord Śiva.
10Om Turiyayai Namah।ॐ तुरीयायै नमः।She who is pure Consciousness, the Union of the Soul with Brahman. She represents the fourth turiya state that is beyond the waking, sleeping/dreaming and deep-sleep.
11Om Tarunayai Namah।ॐ तरुनायै नमः।She who is youthful and lively.
12Om Tivragamanayai Namah।ॐ तीव्रगमनायै नमः।She who is very intense in Her approach towards addressing the problems of Her devotees.
13Om Nilavahinyai Namah।ॐ नीलवाहिन्यै नमः।She who is dark blue in complexion and is the bearer of the entire Creation.
14Om Ugratarayai Namah।ॐ उग्रतारायै नमः।She who saves Her devotees from formidable dangers and manifests as a terrible form to our enemies, both internal and external.
15Om Jayayai Namah।ॐ जयायै नमः।She who is victorious and undefeatable in all Her actions.
16Om Chandyai Namah।ॐ चण्ड्यै नमः।She who is the fiercest form of Śakti, who destroys all evil and negativity.
17Om Shrimadekajatashirayai Nॐ श्रीमदेकजटाशिरायै नमः।She who has a rounded single knot of hair on Her head.The poison in the entire Creation is stored up in Her knot.
18Om Tarunyai Namah।ॐ तरुण्यै नमः।She who is the form of a young woman or girl.
19Om Shambhavyai Namah।ॐ शाम्भव्यै नमः।She who is none other than Pārvatī, the consort of Lord Śivā.
20Om Chhinnabhalayai Namah।ॐ छिन्नभालायै नमः।She who has a cut on Her forehead, highlighting the triads that She manifests.
21Om Bhadratarinyai Namah।ॐ भद्रतारिण्यै नमः।She who bestows excellence in us and is the auspicious vessel that takes the Soul towards Mokṣa.
22Om Ugrayai Namah।ॐ उग्रायै नमः।She who is ferocious and passionate.
23Om Ugraprabhayai Namah।ॐ उग्रप्रभायै नमः।She who shines fiercely and passionately.
24Om Nilayai Namah।ॐ नीलायै नमः।She who is dark blue in complexion, reflecting the vast dark space and the dark matter within.
25Om Krishnayai Namah।ॐ कृष्णायै नमः।She who is dark-skinned.
26Om Nilasarasvatyai Namah।ॐ नीलसरस्वत्यै नमः।She who represents the highest knowledge that liberates the Soul.
27Om Dvitiyayai Namah।ॐ द्वितीयायै नमः।She who is the 2nd Mahāvidyā; Dvitiyā also refers to the 2nd Tithi, whose quality is Dhairya (patience), which indicates the patience that She has for Her devotees.
28Om Shobhanayai Namah।ॐ शोभनायै नमः।She who shines with a splendid radiance.
29Om Nityayai Namah।ॐ नित्यायै नमः।She who is of the stars and the heavens and eternally present and can be worshipped at all times.
30Om Navinayai Namah।ॐ नवीनायै नमः।She who embodies youth and freshness.
31Om Nityanutanayai Namah।ॐ नित्यनूतनायै नमः।She who is eternally formless and young. “Ni” = eternal and infinite; formless; power form with the infinite “formless” and “unformed,” creative power of Lord Śivā.
32Om Chandikayai Namah।ॐ चण्डिकायै नमः।She who is the fiercest form of Śakti, who destroys all evil, stubbornness and other negative qualities within us.
33Om Vijayaradhyayai Namah।ॐ विजयाराध्यायै नमः।She who is worshipped to obtain victory in all endeavors.
34Om Devyai Namah।ॐ देव्यै नमः।She who is the Goddess, the Divine Mother, Ādi Parāśakti.
35Om Gaganavahinyai Namah।ॐ गगनवाहिन्यै नमः।She who is the Fire that burns brightly in the Heavens. She is the cause of the manifestation of all forms of energy.
36Om Attahasyayai Namah।ॐ अट्टहास्यायै नमः।She whose laughter is loud and terrible.
37Om Karalasyayai Namah।ॐ करालास्यायै नमः।She who has a wide gaping mouth and can consume the entire Creation at the time of the great dissolution.
38Om Charasyayai Namah।ॐ चरास्यायै नमः।She who is always moving and dynamic.
39Om Aditipujitayai Namah।ॐ अदितिपूजितायै नमः।She who is adored by and venerated in the form of Aditi, the Vedic goddess who is the embodiment of the omnipresent Divine Infinite
40Om Sagunayai Namah।ॐ सगुणायै नमः।She who is endowed with all qualities of virtue.
41Om Asagunayai Namah।ॐ असगुणायै नमः।She who is endowed with a violent nature and associated qualities.The Divine Mother is above all qualities and is also manifested within them.
42Om Aradhyayai Namah।ॐ आराध्यायै नमः।She who is fit to be worshiped.
43Om Harindradevapujitayai Naॐ हरीन्द्रदेवपूजितायै नमः।She who is worshipped by the Preserver Lord Hari (Viṣṇu) and the head of all celestials (devas) Lord Indra and all other celestials and benign beings.
44Om Raktapriyayai Namah।ॐ रक्तप्रियायै नमः।She who is fond of blood, meaning fond of the entire Creation that is embodied by Herself present everywhere.
45Om Raktakshyai Namah।ॐ रक्ताक्ष्यै नमः।She whose eyes are blood red.
46Om Rudhirasyavibhushitayaiॐ रुधिरास्यविभूषितायै नमः।She who is adorned in all red garments.Her passion to sustain the entire Creation is indicated by the red color also pointing to the Rajas tattva.
47Om Balipriyayai Namah।ॐ बलिप्रियायै नमः।She who loves offerings and oblations.Her Kurukulla form is worshipped as a Bali devata in Śrī Vidyā.
48Om Baliratayai Namah।ॐ बलिरतायै नमः।She who is pleased by offerings and oblations.
49Om Durdhayai Namah।ॐ दुर्धायै नमः।She who is impossible to comprehend and completely unrestrainable.She cannot be contained or restrained in any manner. Everything that there is or isn’t is Her.
50Om Balavatyai Namah।ॐ बलवत्यै नमः।She who is incredibly strong, mighty and can never be defeated.
51Om Balayai Namah।ॐ बलायै नमः।She who bestows strength and confidence upon Her sincere devotees.
52Om Balapriyayai Namah।ॐ बलप्रियायै नमः।She who is fond of strength and bestows the same upon Her sincere devotees.
53Om Balaratayai Namah।ॐ बलरतायै नमः।She who is gratified by the devotional strength and endurance of Her sincere devotees.
54Om Balaramaprapujitayai Naॐ बलरामप्रपूजितायै नमः।She who was worshiped by Lord Balarāma, an incarnation of Śeṣa.Lord Balarāma was an incredibly strong and mighty king, who was adored and worshipped for His fearlessness and strength. He is also considered as an avatar of Lord Viṣṇu.
55Om Urdhvakesheshvaryai Naॐ अर्धकेशेश्वर्यै नमः।She who has parted hair.She represents all the dyads manifested in the entire Creation.
56Om Keshayai Namah।ॐ केशायै नमः।She who has matted hair on the top of the head.She stores all the poison in Her matted hair to prevent the entire Creation from destruction.
57Om Keshavayai Namah।ॐ केशवायै नमः।She who has thick, luxuriant and long hair.The hair represents all the gravitational energies in the entire Creation.
58Om Savibhushitayai Namah।ॐ सविभूषितायै नमः।She who is the nectar of flowers and also the cerebral fluid that comes from the pineal gland during deep meditation.
59Om Padmamalayai Namah।ॐ पद्ममालयै नमः।She who is adorned with a garland of lotus flowers.Lotus represents evolution of consciousness and She is the dynamic super-consciousness.
60Om Padmakshyai Namah।ॐ पद्माक्ष्यै नमः।She whose eyes are like lotuses.
61Om Kamakhyayai Namah।ॐ कामाख्यायै नमः।She who is Desire itself; She is none other than Lalitā Mahā Tripura Sundarī.
62Om Girinandinyai Namah।ॐ गिरिनन्दिन्यै नमः।She who is the daughter of a mountain – Pārvati.The Divine Mother Pārvati is unshakable in Her devotion to Lord Śiva.
63Om Dakshinayai Namah।ॐ दक्षिणायै नमः।She who is the daughter of Prajāpati and the consort of Sacrifice personified; She is the purifying force that cleanses those who are pious and sincere in their devotion.
64Om Dakshayai Namah।ॐ दक्षायै नमः।She who is the Divine Mother Satī, the daughter of Dakṣa Prajāpati.The sacrifice of Satī leads to the aggressive aspect of Lord Śiva as Rudra the Destroyer. Also, the body parts of the Divine Mother that fell upon the Earth are regarded as sacred Śakti Pīṭhās.
65Om Dakshajayai Namah।ॐ दक्षजायै नमः।She who is a Nakṣatra, a lunar mansion and the daughters of Dakṣa Prajāpati, who became the lunar mansions (star constellations).
66Om Dakshineratayai Namah।ॐ दक्षिणेरतायै नमः।She who is delighted by the oblations sincerely and piously offered by a devotee.
67Om Vajrapushpapriyayai Namॐ वज्रपुश्पप्रियायै नमः।She who is fond of the flowers of the sesame plant.
68Om Raktapriyayai Namah।ॐ रक्तप्रियायै नमः।She who is fond of blood and by extension, the entire Creation and all its beings.
69Om Kusumabhushitayai Namॐ कुसुमभूषितायै नमः।She who is adorned with Kusuma flowers.
70Om Maheshvaryai Namah।ॐ माहेश्वर्यै नमः।She who is the ultimate form of the Goddess, the Divine Mother; She is none other than the mighty Durgā.
71Om Mahadevapriyayai Namaॐ महादेवप्रियायै नमः।She who loves Her consort, Śiva, the Divine Masculine principle and the static super-consciousness.
72Om Panchavibhushitayai Namॐ पञ्चविभूषितायै नमः।She who is adorned with all the pentads. The pentads include the 5 senses, the 5 natural elements such as air, water, fire, earth and ether, the 5 states of Creation, Preservation, Destruction, Annihilation and Reassimilation.
73Om Idayai Namah।ॐ इडायै नमः।She who is the Feminine, Lunar spiritual channel, which corresponds to the left-hand side of the body and relates to the right-hand side of the brain.She propagates the artistic and analytic abilities in us.
74Om Pingalayai Namah।ॐ पिन्गलायै नमः।She who is the Masculine, Solar spiritual channel, which corresponds to the right-hand side of the body and pertains to the left-hand side of the brain.She activates motion and all other capabilities within us to move about and accomplish our set out tasks.
75Om Sushumnapranarupinyaiॐ सुषुम्नाप्राणरूपिण्यै नमः।She who is the Life Force that flows through the central spiritual channel, which combines the energies of both Iḍā and Pingalā to enable the rise of the Kuṇḍalini from the root mūlādhāra cakra to the crown sahasrāra.
76Om Gandharyai Namah।ॐ गान्धर्यै नमः।She who is the third note ‘ga’ of the seven musical notes – ‘sa re ga ma pa da ni’.She is also in the form of queen Gāndharī, who blindfolded her eyes to conceal her eyesight to match her blind husband King Dhṛtarāṣṭra. The virtuous queen granted invincibility to her son prince Duryodhana, with a mere glance when she removed her blindfold.
77Om Panchamyai Namah।ॐ पञ्चम्यै नमः।She who is the 5th day of a lunar fortnight, whose quality is Nirapekṣa (impartiality), which reflects the Divine Grace which She showers over all; Her Love is for anyone and everyone.She is the One who represents all the pentads.
78Om Panchananadiparipujitayaॐ पञ्चाननादिपरिपूजितायै नमः।She who is worshiped by the five-faced Śiva; She is the Śakti who carries out all of His functions.
79Om Tathyavidyayai Namah।ॐ तथ्यविद्यायै नमः।She whose knowledge leads to the solemn Truth.
80Om Tathyarupayai Namah।ॐ तथ्यरूपायै नमः।She whose form is the solemn Truth.
81Om Tathyamarganusarinyai Nॐ तथ्यमार्गानुसारिण्यै नमः।She who follows the Truth every step of the way and in every action of Hers.
82Om Tattvarupayai Namah।ॐ तत्त्वप्रियायै।She who is fond of and embeds all the properties of nature.
83Om Tattvapriyayai Namah।ॐ तत्त्वरूपायै नमः।She who represents all the properties of nature called tattvas.
84Om Tattvagyanatmikayai Naॐ तत्त्वज्ञानात्मिकायै नमः।She who is the Essence of the Perception of Truth.
85Om Anaghayai Namah।ॐ अनघायै नमः।She who is without faults and impurities and is sinless.
86Om Tandavacharasantushtayॐ ताण्दवाचारसन्तुष्तायै नमः।She who is fond of the fierce dance of Lord Śiva. This is the dance of destruction that is required to maintain the life and death cycle.
87Om Tandavapriyakarinyai Naॐ ताण्दवप्रियकारिन्यै नमः।She who initiates and is the cause of the fierce dance of Lord Śiva.
88Om Taladanaratayai Namah।ॐ तालनादरतायै नमः।She who is very pleased with music set to rhythmic measures.
89Om Kruratapinyai Namah।ॐ क्रूरतापिन्यै नमः।She who is the Fire that blazes unrelentingly; in the spiritual sense, She is the Tapas that burns all obstacles in the path of self-realization and liberation; She is none other than Tripura Bhairavī.
90Om Taraniprabhayai Namah।ॐ तरणिप्रभायै नमः।She who is a swift ray of light, who hastens to the salvation of Her devotees.
91Om Trapayuktayai Namah।ॐ त्रपायुक्तायै नमः।She who has no inhibitions.She is the Divine Mother and just like a breast-feeding mother who does not conceal her modesty to her baby, She also has no inhibitions towards the entire Creation that She has manifested.She is depicted as semi-nude with minimal clothing and covered with serpents. It is to be noted that the serpents are spiritual channels (nāḍis) manifested in all sentient beings and She being the infinite, cannot be clothed.She as Gāndharī, bestows invincibility to her son Duryodhana, who comes semi-nude in front of her.
92Om Trapamuktayai Namah।ॐ त्रपामुक्तायै नमः।She is the one who removes all sense of shame and any inhibitions one may have towards the entire Creation, for She alone exists and is manifested in everything.
93Om Tarpitayai Namah।ॐ तर्पितायै नमः।She who is satisfied and content with the devotion of Her devotees.
94Om Triptikarinyai Namah।ॐ तृप्तिकारिण्यै नमः।She who engenders satisfaction and contentment.
95Om Tarunyabhavasantushtayॐ तारुण्यभावसन्तुष्टायै नमः।She who delights in the state of youthful existence.
96Om Shaktibhaktanuraginyai Nॐ शक्तिभक्तानुरागिण्यै नमः।She who is pleased by the devotion of śaktyās – Śakti worshippers.
97Om Shivasaktayai Namah।ॐ शिवासक्तायै नमः।She who is fixated on Lord Śiva.She is none other than Śiva. Śiva and Śakti are inseparable and are one and the same.
98Om Shivaratyai Namah।ॐ शिवरत्यै नमः।She who loves and is delighted by Śiva.
99Om Shivabhaktiparayanayai Nॐ शिवभक्तिपरायणायै नमः।She who represents complete devotion to Śiva.
100Om Tamradyutyai Namah।ॐ ताम्रद्युत्यै नमः।She who shines with a red splendor.She is the Divine Mother Lalita Tripura Sundari.
101Om Tamraragayai Namah।ॐ ताम्ररागायै नमः।She who is colored a deep red, and who is the embodiment of Passion. She is like copper that shines when burnished.Her form of Kurukulla is represented in this attribute.
102Om Tamrapatraprabhojinyaiॐ ताम्रपात्रप्रभोधिन्यै नमः।She who is awakened by Her yantra designed on a copper plate.
103Om Balabhadrapremaratayaiॐ बलभद्रप्रेमरतायै नमः।She who loves Balabhadra, an incarnation of Śeṣa.
104Om Balibhuje Namah।ॐ बलिभुज्यै नमः।She who consumes offerings and oblations made by Her devotees.
105Om Balikalpinyai Namah।ॐ बलिकल्पिन्यै नमः।She who is most appropriate for sacrificial offerings.Her aspect of Kurukulla is signified here.
106Om Ramarupayai Namah।ॐ रामरूपायै नमः।She whose form is Lord Rāma, the 7th Avatar of Lord Viṣṇu.She is an upholder of dharma that Lord Rāma is worshipped for.
107Om Ramashaktyai Namah।ॐ रामशक्त्यै नमः।She who is the Divine Force that inheres in and empowers Lord Rāma, the 7th Avatar of Lord Viṣṇu.She is Ramā, the Divine Mother Lakṣmī, who is the śakti of Lord Viṣṇu.She ushers unlimited abundance to Her sincere devotees.
108Om Ramarupanukarinyai Naॐ रामरूपानुरागिण्यै नमः।She who is fond of Her dark complexion resembling that of Lord Ramā.The dark complexion represents the dark matter, the building block of the entire Creation and also the infiniteness of deep space.
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