This Syama Tara Tibetan Thangka artwork is crafted by hand on Cotton Canvas in Kathmandu, Nepal. It has a size of 43*59 cm.
|Cotton Canvas & Natural Color
Iconography of Green tara
Green Tara is the focus of the painting, with her kind expression and serene posture. She is seated on a white moon disk, which symbolizes knowledge in Buddhism and is connected to a healing elixir related to the naval chakra. Her right hand is gracefully posed in Varda mudra, a gesture of bestowing blessings. This combination of knowledge and compassion is said to lead to the enlightenment of Shakyamuni Buddha.
Green Tara is often portrayed holding a blue lotus, sometimes referred to as the ‘night lotus’, in both hands. The Utpala flower in her left hand is depicted with an open bloom and an unopened bud, its bent lower stem signifying the root.
The open flower symbolizes the present and the current Buddha, while the bud symbolizes the future and Buddhas yet to come. It also implies a secure destination and a prosperous future. Her right hand is in a gesture of providing shelter.
The thumb and third finger coming together to form a circle symbolizes the combination of wisdom and compassion, while the three extended fingers represent the Three Jewels of Buddhism: the Buddha State, the Body of teachings, and 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 Tara dwells. Khadiravani is depicted as a majestic mountain kingdom, with lush vegetation and animals with multicolored tails emanating from its exterior. The crescent moon and sun represent the harmony of masculine and feminine energies, a common motif in Tantric art.
Mantra of Green Tara
The mantra of Green Tara is om tare tuttare ture soha.