Syama Tibetan Tara – Goddess of compassion is hand made in Nepal by the process of lost – wax system using copper material. The weight of this statue is 3.56 kg (7.86 lbs) and dimension is 25*33 cm(10*13 inch). Syama Tara is also known as Green Tara.
|3564 Grams – 7.86 lbs
|25*33 cm (10*13 inches)
Iconography of Green Tara
Green Tara is depicted sitting on a white moon-like platform, representing healing nectar connected to the naval chakra. In Buddhism, the moon symbolizes wisdom, and when combined with compassion, it leads to Sakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment. Green Tara’s right hand is elegantly lowered in a gesture called Varada mudra, which signifies granting blessings.
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 journey’s end and 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 which are The Buddha State, 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 Tara dwells.
Khadiravani is described as a great mountain kingdom with many trees, flowers, and animals rainbow tails emanate from her outer aureole. The crescent moon and sun symbolize the union of male and female ubiquitous in Tantric art.
Green Tara Mantra
The Green Tara mantra is om tare tuttare ture soha.