INS Vikrant, INS Vikramaditya we all have heard! But recently the powerful Indian Navy has named an INSV as ‘Tarini‘ after Odisha goddess Tara Tarini. But you may don’t know the reason, why?
Well! Let us tell you that ‘Tarini’ is Indian Navy’s second ocean going sailboat and also the first ever platform for First Indian All Women Circum navigation of the Globe expedition of the Indian Navy. Not only that, it can be contacted from anywhere in the world due to its array of latest satellite communication systems. While most of the big warships and fighter jets are transported from foreign countries like Russia and US, Tarini is completely Made in India boat manufactured at Goa.
The boat draws her origin from the famous Tara-Tarini temple of Odisha’s Ganjam district. The word Tarini means a Boat and is also a Sanskrit word for Saviour. Tara-Tarini is a patron deity for sailors and merchants and is worshiped for safety and success at sea. Tara-Tarini of Odisha is known to have historical linkages with the river Goddess Mhadei- the exclusive boat deity of the Mhadei river of Goa. Both the deities Tarini and Mhadei have sculptural similarities.