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alt. (context British informal or baby talk English) goodbye; equivalent to the more geographically widespread ta ta interj. (context British informal or baby talk English) goodbye; equivalent to the more geographically widespread ta ta


Ţara was a magazine from the Republic of Moldova founded on August 15, 1990 as a newspaper of the Popular Front of Moldova. Ţara was the successor of Deşteptarea. Ştefan Secăreanu was the editor in chief and Sergiu Burcă was the deputy editor in chief (1990–1994).

Tara (Devi)

In Hinduism, the goddess Tara ( Sanskrit: Tārā, Devanagari: तारा, Telugu: తారా, Bengali: তারা) meaning "One who protects", is the second of the Dasa (ten) Mahavidyas or "Great Wisdom [goddesses]", and is a form of Shakti (primeval energy in female form). Tantric manifestations of Durga or Mahadevi, or Parvati. The word 'Tara', and also 'Tarini' (another popular name of the goddess) have been derived from the Sanskrit root syllable 'tAr', signifying protection. In many other contemporary Indian languages, the word 'tara' also means star. 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.

Tara (Buddhism)

Tara (, ; Tib. སྒྲོལ་མ, Dölma) or Ārya Tārā, also known as Jetsun Dölma ( Tibetan language:rje btsun sgrol ma) in Tibetan Buddhism, is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. She is known as the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. She is known as Tara Bosatsu (多羅菩薩) in Japan, and occasionally as Duōluó Púsà (多羅菩薩) in Chinese Buddhism.

Tara is a tantric meditation deity whose practice is used by practitioners of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop certain inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness. Tara is actually the generic name for a set of Buddhas or bodhisattvas of similar aspect. These may more properly be understood as different aspects of the same quality, as bodhisattvas are often considered metaphors for Buddhist virtues.

The most widely known forms of Tārā are:

  • Green Tārā, (Syamatara) known as the Buddha of enlightened activity
  • White Tārā, (Sitatara) also known for compassion, long life, healing and serenity; also known as The Wish-fulfilling Wheel, or Cintachakra
  • Red Tārā, (Kurukulla) of fierce aspect associated with magnetizing all good things
  • Black Tārā, associated with power
  • Yellow Tārā, ( Bhrikuti) associated with wealth and prosperity
  • Blue Tārā, associated with transmutation of anger
  • Cittamani Tārā, a form of Tārā widely practiced at the level of Highest Yoga Tantra in the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism, portrayed as green and often conflated with Green Tārā
  • Khadiravani Tārā (Tārā of the acacia forest), who appeared to Nagarjuna in the Khadiravani forest of South India and who is sometimes referred to as the "22nd Tārā"

There is also recognition in some schools of Buddhism of twenty-one Tārās. A practice text entitled In Praise of the 21 Tārās, is recited during the morning in all four sects of Tibetan Buddhism.

The main Tārā mantra is the same for Buddhists and Hindus alike: . It is pronounced by Tibetans and Buddhists who follow the Tibetan traditions as .

Tara (mountain)

Tara (, ) is a mountain located in western Serbia. It is part of Dinaric Alps and stands at 1,000-1,500 metres above sea level. The mountain's slopes are clad in dense forests with numerous high-altitude clearings and meadows, steep cliffs, deep ravines carved by the nearby Drina River and many karst, or limestone caves. The mountain is a popular tourist centre. Tara's national park encompasses a large part of the mountain. The highest peak is Zborište, at 1,544 m.

Tara (2001 film)

Tara is a 2001 film, known in the United States as Hood Rat. Directed by Leslie Small, it was released direct-to-video, and was poorly received.

Tara (Northern Ireland)

Tara was an Ulster loyalist movement in Northern Ireland that espoused a brand of evangelical Protestantism. Preaching a hard-line and somewhat esoteric brand of loyalism, Tara enjoyed some influence in the late 1960s before declining amid a high-profile sex abuse scandal involving its leader William McGrath.

Tara (spider)

Tara is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). The genus was first described by George and Elizabeth Peckham in 1886. The type species is Tara anomala, described and named Atrytone anomala by Eugen von Keyserling in 1882.

Tara (Greece)

The Tara River of Arcadia, Greece has been identified by some classical scholars as the modern equivalent of the Tragus river.

Tara (TV series)

Tara was an Indian soap opera that aired on Zee TV channel, based on the trials and tribulations, the joys and sorrows of the main character, Tara. The series was known as the first ever Indian soap on contemporary urban women, and was the first Hindi language drama series that ran for about 5 years. Besides focusing on the life of Tara, the series also showed the lives of her three other friends, Kanchan, Arzoo and Sheena.

Tara (Drina)

The Tara is a river in Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It emerges from the confluence of the Opasnica and Veruša Rivers in the Komovi mountain, part of Dinaric Alps of Montenegro. The total length is 144 km, of which 104 km are in Montenegro, while the final 40 km are in Bosnia and Herzegovina; it also forms the border between the two countries in several places. The Tara flows from south to north - north-west and converges with the Piva at the Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro border between the villages of Šćepan Polje (Montenegro) and Hum (Bosnia and Herzegovina) to form the Drina river (a branch of the Danube watershed).

The Tara River cuts the Tara River Canyon, the longest canyon in Montenegro and Europe and second longest in the world after Grand Canyon, at 78 kilometers in length and 1,300 meters at its deepest. The canyon is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a part of Durmitor National Park.

Tara (plantation)

Tara is the name of a fictional plantation in the state of Georgia, in the historical novel Gone with the Wind ( 1936) by Margaret Mitchell. In the story, Tara is located from Jonesboro (originally spelled Jonesborough), in Clayton County, on the east side of the Flint River about south of Atlanta.

Mitchell modeled Tara after local plantations and antebellum establishments, particularly the Clayton County plantation on which her maternal grandmother, Annie Fitzgerald Stephens (1844-1934), the daughter of Irish immigrant Philip Fitzgerald (1798-1880) and his American wife, Eleanor Avaline "Ellen" McGhan (1818-1893), was born and raised. However, the original plantation house of the Fitzgeralds, which was known as "Rural Home," a two-story wooden structure, was not as palatial and glamorous as the one described in the novel and/or depicted in the 1939 movie Gone with the Wind.

Twelve Oaks, a neighboring plantation in the novel, is now the name of many businesses and a high school stadium in nearby Lovejoy, Georgia.

Tara (name)

Tara is a given name with multiple meanings in different cultures.

It is also sometimes a nickname for Tamara, as an alternative to Tammy. In the Royal Engineers it is a common for a Sergeant Major to be referred to as Tara, after the wrestler who was a Sergeant Major and served in Burma during World War II, although the practice is now dying out.

The name is popular in Ireland and Australia. It was popular in the United States during the 1970s, probably due to Tara being the name of the O'Hara's plantation in the 1939 movie Gone with the Wind, and the characters Tara King in the 1960s British television series The Avengers and Tara Martin on the American soap opera All My Children in the early 1970s. In Ireland, from 2000–2005 it ranked between the 30th and 40th most popular girl's name. In Eastern Europe the name Tara means "Country or land", the word derives from the Wallachian area.

Since 1968 the name Tara is currently accepted as being exclusively a female name in Western societies, although there have been men who carried the name (such as Tara Browne). It is also often considered a female name in the east, due to its connection to several goddesses. For instance, Tara is a female Buddha in Buddhism and a goddess in Hinduism. Additionally, "Tara" is also a common male or female name meaning "star".

Tara (Absu album)

Tara is the fourth album by black metal band Absu. It was released on May 23, 2001, by Osmose Productions. A remastered edition was supposed to come out in September 2007, but was delayed until March 2009. It contains the In the Eyes of Ioldánach EP as bonus tracks. Early promotional material for the album stated that Mike Scaccia of Rigor Mortis/ Ministry fame would contribute to the album but that did not occur. In addition, King Diamond did contribute vocals to the album but could not be credited due to contractual restrictions. He is credited as Masthema Mazziqim, a pseudonym used by the singer of Dolmen, a band that eventually became Absu.

Tara (song)

"Tara" is the second single from Moya Brennan's Grammy-nominated album Two Horizons, released in the same year. The cover shows a photography by Peer Lindgreen.

Tara (Yano album)

Tara (Let's Go), is the third and last studio album of the now defunct Filipino rock band, Yano. It has 11 tracks and also its first album for major label BMG Records Philippines, having moved from local independent, Alpha Records.

Tara (2013 film)

Tara is a 2013 Hindi drama film directed and produced by Kumar Raj. It was released on 12 July 2013. The film features Rekha Rana, Rohan Shroff and Sapna P Chuobisha as main characters.

Tara (von Neudorf)

Tara (von Neudorf) (born 1974 in Luduș, in Transylvania) – contemporary Romanian artist .

Tara (cat)

Tara “The Hero Cat”, or Zatara, is a female family cat living in the US state California, who came to worldwide attention after rescuing her caretakers' child from being attacked by a neighbor's dog. The moment was caught on household surveillance videos and became a worldwide sensation, featuring on websites and televised news across the globe. The footage uploaded on YouTube attracted over 16.8 million views in the first 48 hours.

Tara (Israel)

Tara is an agricultural cooperative (co-op) in Israel specializing in milk and dairy products. It is the leading private dairy producer in Israel and the second largest dairy processor after Tnuva.

Tara was created in 1942 by dairy farmers from the Tel Aviv neighbourhood of Nahalat Yitzhak and the surrounding area, in order to unite under one organization that would represent them with regard to the British mandatory authorities and concentrated purchasing of fodder rations as well as selling the agricultural produce. The name apparently was decided by the British clerk when the co-op representative came to register the firm did not have a name. A warehouse for fodder as well as a refrigeration room to keep milk on the Shabbat was built on a half- dunam (500 m²) plot of land. The increase in productivity as well as quantities of milk provided a surplus that led the co-op to begin producing cream and cheeses.

With the establishment of the State of Israel, a dairy department was created in the new Ministry of Agriculture, and with it new regulations with regard to production including required pasteurization, a standard 3.5% level of fat, and that dairy farmers work from concentrated areas and independently. This led to more dairy farmers to join from Giv'atayim, Jaffa, and Petah Tikva as well as production expanding to hard cheeses.

At the beginning of the 1960s, during the period that Moshe Dayan was Minister of Agriculture, the government decided to change the zoning of the Nahalat Yitzhak neighbourhood from agricultural to urban-industrial. Subsequently, the local farmers were forced to move their enterprises elsewhere. The elimination of its main source of milk required Tara to purchase milk from new farmers as well as Tnuva.

Until the late 1990s, Tara was still run by representatives of the original owners. In 1997, it was decided to hire 'professional' management. In 2004, the Central Bottling Company Ltd., the local licensee of Coca-Cola, purchased the company for $39 million.

In 2006, Tara signed a licensing and know-how deal with Müller of a European dairy product manufacturer based in Germany.

As of 2006, Tara employs over 360 workers and produces about 135 million liters of milk yearly, which is about 450,000 liters of milk daily on average, with a market share of 10-13%. Estimated revenues in 2005 were 500 million NIS, with a loss of about $10 million.

In August 2007, the Gilead Dairy owned by Tara, acquired Tzuriel Farm for under NIS 20 million. The 'Tzuriel Farm' dairy, specializing in hard-cheese, goat- cheeses, and other semi-firm cheeses was established in 1986 and since 1999 has operated a unique line of soy-based products.

Tara (actress)

Tara (born 3 of August 1944 in Imphal, Manipur, India) is an Assamese film actress, who has worked in Assamese, Manipuri, Punjabi and Hindi films in a career extending more than 50 years. Her prominent features include Halodhia Choraye Baodhan Khai, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in 1988, Banaras - A Mystic Love Story, and Shakuntala, directed by Bhupen Hazarika. She died 19 of May 2007 in Gauhati, Assam.

Tara (Ramayana)

In the Hindu epic Ramayana, Tara (, , literally "star";) is the Queen of Kishkindha and wife of the monkey ( vanara) King Vali. After being widowed, she becomes the Queen of Sugriva, Vali's brother.

Tara is described as the daughter of the monkey physician Sushena in the Ramayana, and in later sources, as an apsara (celestial nymph) who rises from the churning of the milky ocean. She marries Vali and bears him a son named Angada. After Vali is presumed dead in a battle with a demon, his brother Sugriva becomes king and appropriates Tara; however, Vali returns and regains Tara and exiles his brother, accusing him of treachery.

When Sugriva challenges Vali to a duel, Tara wisely advises Vali not to accept because of the former's alliance with Rama—the hero of the Ramayana and an avatar of the god Vishnu—but Vali does not heed her, and dies from Rama's arrow, shot at the behest of Sugriva. The Ramayana and its later adaptations emphasize Tara's lamentation. While in most vernacular versions, Tara casts a curse on Rama by the power of her chastity, in some versions, Rama enlightens Tara.

Sugriva returns to the throne, but spends his time carousing and fails to act on his promise to assist Rama in recovering his kidnapped wife, Sita. Tara—now Sugriva's queen and chief diplomat—is then instrumental in reconciling Rama with Sugriva after pacifying Lakshmana, Rama's brother, who was about to destroy Kishkinda in retribution for Sugriva's perceived treachery. After this incident, Tara is only mentioned in passing references, as the mother of Angada and Queen of Sugriva, as the story moves from Kishkindha to the climatic battle in Lanka to retrieve Sita.

Tara's intelligence, presence of mind, courage, and devotion to her husband Vali is praised. She is extolled as one of the panchakanya ("five (revered) women"), the recital of whose names is believed to dispel sin.

Tara (2010 film)

Tara is a 2010 Bengali film directed and produced by Bratyo Basu.This film released under the banner Shree Venkatesh Films.The film has bean music composed by Tapan Sinha and Rabindranath Tagore.

Tara (Kannada actress)

Anuradha (born c. 1965), known by her stage name Tara, is a south Indian film actress who primarily works in Kannada films and a politician with the Bharatiya Janata Party. On 15 March 2012, Tara was elected as a chief president for the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA) making her the first ever actor to hold the position. Tara has featured in over 500 commercial and Parallel Cinema.

Known for her strong author backed roles, Tara has won the Best Actress award in the 2005 National Film Awards for her role in the film Hasina, which also received the Best Film on Family Welfare award. It was her first major recognition in a film career spanning over two decades long. Besides Kannada, she has acted in few Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films as well.

Tara (župa)

Tara was a župa (county) of Serbia in the Middle Ages, including the valley of the Tara river (now in northern Montenegro). It included area on both sides of the river, where the valley becomes steeper and more ruggedly. The county included the settlement of Premćani. The toponym, of non-Slavic etymology, was possibly mentioned since the 12th century, surely since the mid-13th century. The mining town of Brskovo was nearby. The monastery of Dovolja in Premćani is believed to have been built by Serbian king Stefan Milutin (r. 1282–1321) in the late 13th century. The Kriči tribe presumably inhabited the county.

Usage examples of "tara".

God only knew how much longer, Tara walking out on them, and he, admittedly, too busy lately to give her much of his time, she probably felt completely alone, unwanted and unneeded.

Cuthan, Earl of Bryn, for Taras and Bru Mardan, and all their thanes, swear to defend the rights of him holding Hen Amas, to march to war under his command, to gather levies and revenues, to acknowledge him lord and sovereign over its claims and courts and to abide by his judgments in all disputes.

Tara right beside him, trying to call the lost horses out there, naming their names in the ambient, names not all of which he knew.

Tyler Argosy explained to Tara how he and the army men at Fort Brooke had been engaged to bring her brother and his family down the river, keeping it all a secret from her.

Tara had outraged every principle and concept of decency and morality that Centaine held sacrosanct.

Less than two months later, and just after her own twenty-fourth birthday, Rosemary West gave birth to her third daughter and fourth child, whom the Wests christened Tara.

In no time they were riding onto the lawn of Cimarron, and Tara was amazed to realize how happy she was to see the house again.

IN LATER days Tara would think of the time when they first came back to Cimarron as pure magic.

TARA DID little but move about Cimarron in a mechanical way the first few days after Jarrett left, but on the fourth morning, as she sat at the dressing table brushing her hair, she suddenly remembered what Robert had come to tell them.

Bengali image of the goddess Tara now in the Dacca Museum and datable to the early second millennium AD.

Every so often that damned Brian sends down yet another messenger bearing still another letter which always obliquely threatens to disclose to all in Munster that the Star of Munster there is a forgery of the real thing unless Flann journey up to Tara, give his kingdom to Brian, and possibly receive it back as feoff, and at such times it is right often all that I and the rational members of council can do to prevent the Righ and the rest of the council from doing just so.

Occasionally, she was guiltily aware that Garth was being pushed to the periphery of her life--a life that revolved almost totally around Tara and their home, but although Garth was inclined at times to make slightly acerbic comments about the fact that even on the rare occasion when they did have time to themselves, inevitably the sole topic of her conversation was Tara, deep down Claudia knew that he adored her just as much as she did herself.

The sons of Amhalghaidh went to Tara in twelve chariots, sicut in libris Patricii inventus, quod exirent in judicium tamen vii fratres de eis.

She would have liked at this point to have told Larine about the invitation of Morna to Tara and to have asked his advice, but the others would have heard, and so she said nothing.

Upon another side he found himself weakened by the defection of the mirza Karatcha, who, abandoning him in his misfortune, had drawn away a great part of his troops, and was getting ready to encamp in the country of Lym, near a large lake, above the junction of the Tara with the Irtysh.