From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Tārakamantra literally means ‘a mantra that takes one across the ocean of sansāra’.
Though the term Tārakamantra can be applied to any mantra of God, it is specially reserved for Śrī Rāma. It can be either ‘Rāma’ or ‘Omh rāmāya namah’.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore