7 Different forms of White Tara The Autumn Moon

White Tara
White Tara

7 Different forms of White Tara The Autumn Moon

. She is the one form of 21 manifestations of . is also called as Autumn Moon.

White Tara

and White Tara are probably the most popular representations of Tara.

In , White Tara is known as . She is associated with .

White Tara counteracts illness and thereby helps to bring about a long life. She embodies the that is and is said to be as white and radiant as the moon.

She is the goddess of nurturing and fertility and expresses maternal compassion and offers to heal to beings who are hurt or wounded, either mentally or psychically.

The mantra of White Tara

TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA AYUR PUNYE JÑANA PUSHTIM KURU YE

Different forms of White Tara

There are 7 different of white tara. They can be differentiated by their presentation, , color, and symbolism.

The different types are listed below:

Astamahabhaya Tara

The distinguishing feature of this form of Tara is that she sits in the Ardhaparyahka attitude and is surrounded by ten originating from the ten syllables of the Tara : Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha.

These ten deities are identical in appearance with the principal deity.

Mrtyuvancana Tara

The distinctive feature of this form of Tara is that she bears a wheel on her chest. She is absolutely unattended and sits in the Vajraparyaiika attitude.

Caturbhuja-Sitatara

Caturbhuja-Sitatara form is similar to an emanation of the . She has four arms and exhibits in the first pair of hands the Utpala mudra, and , and the Varada pose in the second.

She may be recognized by the presence of two goddesses, Mahamayurl.

Sadbhuja-Sitatara

As she bears the image of Amoghasiddhi on the crown, her form has already been described. She is three- faced and six-armed and has no companions.

Visvamata

Visvamata has been described in the Sadhanamala as one-faced, with the white complexion of the moon, white garments and a white serpent as her Vahana. She carries the in the left hand and exhibits the Abhaya pose in the right. She has not been described as bearing an image of her sire.

Kurukulla

Kurukulla as an emanation of of red color generally assumes the red color, but when two-armed, she has, according to the Sadhanamala the white color. She carries the rosary and the of , and her Vahana is an animal.

Janguli

Janguli as an emanation of ought to be of blue color, but according to the Sadhanamala, she may have three colors, white yellow or green. When white she is one-faced and four-armed, plays on the Vina with the first pair of hands, and shows the white serpent and the Abhaya pose in the second.

White Tara Mantra Video

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