Green Tara Thangka is handpainted by Thangka Artist from Nepal. Shakyamuni Buddha is in the top left corner of the thangka.
Medicine Buddha is in the top right corner of the Thangka. Green Tara is in the center of the thangka.
On the button left of the painting, vajradhara is represented and in the button right Chenrezig.
Iconography of Green Tara
Green Tara’s special lotus is the blue lotus or ‘night lotus’ which she bears in both hands. The word utpala means to ‘burst open’.
Her left-hand holds a stem with an open blooming flower and an unopened bud. The bent lower part of the stem represents the root.
The open blossom represents the present and also the present Buddha the bud represents the future and also Buddhas yet to be born. The future here also refers to a safe journeys end and a future well being.
Her right-hand wisdom hand is in the gesture of giving refuge. The third finger touches the thumb to create a circle representing the union of wisdom and compassion, and the three extended fingers symbolize the Three Jewels of Buddhism
- The Buddha Statue
- The Body of teachings
- The Principles of the Universe
The same hand holds the stem of a blue lotus representing her willingness to assist. The closed blossom in her right hand represents the past and also the Buddhas of the past.
Green Tara is shown in a place of paradise called Khadiravani where she Tara dwells. Khadiravani is described as a great mountain kingdom with many trees, flowers, and animals (not shown).
3 rainbow tails emanate from her outer aureole. The crescent moon and sun symbolize the union of male and female ubiquitous in Tantric art.