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Original painting is oil on canvas, acrylic texture, acrylic gold and bronze.
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Tara holds a very high position in the Buddhist pantheon, she is regarded as the most powerful and popular goddess. Tara is the savior goddess and is also conceived as mother goddess. Tara also means Mahashakti, the great power. She is also known as Mahamayuri, the queen of magic arts and the chief of the female protector deities. She is worshipped for longevity of life. Tara (Tib. Dolma) is worshipped for her assistance in aiding the believer to overcome obstacles on the path to enlightenment.
Green Tara, Harit Tara, the Buddha of Enlightened Activity is Tara’s most dynamic manifestation. She is considered the consort of Amoghasiddhi.
Green Tara is portrayed seated on a lotus throne in a posture of ease (lalita asana) with her right leg extended. The left leg is folded in the contemplative position.
Her left hand, in the gesture of refuge, holds the stem of a lotus that floats over her left shoulder as a symbol of purity and power. Tara’s right hand is shown in varada mudra (boon-granting gesture) because she is quick to respond to the petitions of those who seek her aid. She is adorned with five jewels symbolizing the five Dhyani Buddhas. She wears six kinds of ornaments including necklace, earrings, bracelets and so forth, symbolizing her perfection of the six paramitas. Her left hand makes the refuge gesture by pressing the thumb and ring finger together, symbolizing the unity of wisdom and compassion. The other three fingers denote the triple jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.
The followers of Green Tara believe that her special powers will help overcome dangers, fears, and anxieties, and that she will grant wishes. She is also believed to help one cross over from danger to safety or from suffering to happiness.