Tara (Goddess) Timeline

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  • c. 7000 BCE - c. 600 BCE
    Some form of the goddess Tara probably developed by the Indus Valley Civilization.
  • c. 1500 BCE - 1100 BCE
    Tara is mentioned in the Rig Veda.
  • c. 1225 BCE
    Tara's temple at Tarapith is built.
  • c. 400 CE
    Tara is mentioned in the tantric text Manjusri-Mula-Kalpa.
  • c. 700 CE
    Tara appears as guide and protector in The Tibetan Book of the Dead.