She was one of the Asuras and had some pretty awful personal habits. Biting fingernails is one thing, but biting the tops off mountains and spitting them at people was not an endearing practice.
Rama and Lakshmana were given the task of persuading her to desist. They lopped off various bits: her ears to stop her listening, her nose to stop her tracing by scent, a few arms to stop her throwing the really heavy mountain bits but still she persisted.
In the end Rama had to shoot her with an arrow, although it went against the grain of his chivalry.
Taraka Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tadaka, Tataka, Thataka
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 817
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Article last revised on November 04, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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