What is INSV Tarini?
INSV stands for Indian Naval Ship Vessel. Tara-Tarini is the patron deity for sailors and is worshipped for safety and success at sea.
INSV Tarini is the second sailboat of the Indian Navy (The first being the INSV Mhadei). It is a 55 foot sailing vessel built indigenously in India by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Pvt. Ltd, located in Goa. After undergoing extensive sea trials, she was commissioned to the Indian Navy service on 18 February 2017. The boat was named after the famous ‘Tara-Tarini’ temple in Ganjam district of Odisha. The word ‘Tarini’ means ‘boat’ and in Sanskrit it means ‘Saviour’.
INSV Tarini has advance Raymarine navigation suite and an array of satellite communication systems for perfect navigation anywhere in world.
The All-India Women's crew travelled across the world in INSV Tarini, and there remained a question, "What is INSV Tarini?" INSV is an acronym that stands for Indian Naval Ship Vessel. It was a 55-foot sailboat. The boat was designed in Goa by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd, and it was entirely constructed in India.
The boat was named after the well-known 'Tara-Tarini' temple in Odisha's Ganjam district. Tarini is a word that means "boat" in English and "Saviour" in Sanskrit. Before starting their journey, the sailors on the ship would pray to the goddess Tara-Tarini. They believed that they would be safe and successful if they worshipped the deity before setting sail. INSV Tarini is the Indian Navy's second sailboat, and the first sailboat was INSV Mhadei (a sail training boat of the Indian Navy).
On February 18, 2017, INSV Tarini was designated into the Indian Navy following various sea trials. Many modern technologies were utilised in the sailboat's construction. It was equipped with a strong Raymarine navigation suite and a satellite communication system array. Raymarine was a leading manufacturer and provider of electronic marine equipment. The innovative technology's foremost purpose was to assist sailors in surviving any type of crisis and travelling anywhere in the world.
Meanings of the difficult words:
|Deity||A god or goddess|
|Satellite||An artificial body placed in orbit around the earth or moon or another planet to collect information or for communication|
|Worship||To have or show a strong feeling of respect and admiration for God|
existing naturally or having always lived in a place; native
|Indigenously||To formally choose someone to do|
|Commission||A special piece of work, or to ask for a special piece of work from someone formally|
|Saviour||A person who saves someone from danger or harm|
|Array||To arrange a group of things in a particular way|
|Navigation||The act of directing a ship and aircraft from one place to another, or the science of finding a way from one place to another|
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2018). Term-1 English Standard-10. Empowered Women Navigating the World (pp. 60-83). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.