Goddess White Tara Statue
Hand painted cold cast faux bronze with subtle colorful detail, this larger, heavy statue show White Tara in a meditative mood. She invites all those who seek her, with delicately painted eyes on hands and feet. A large and lovely work of art.
10.5 inches high x 8.5 inches wide
Tara is the Mother Goddess who answers human supplication.
Tibetan Buddhism numbers 21 Taras, often featuring seven all-seeing eyes of compassion (three in the forehead, one in each palm and foot sole). White Tara, the mild form of the goddess, promises health, long life and prosperity.Green Tara promotes growth, solves practical problems and protects our everyday world.
Tara's name means One Who Saves. She epitomizes the influence of the older mother-goddess cults upon the Buddhist Mahayana religion. Her concept evolved in India and later she became the most important goddess in the Mahayana pantheon. She holds a very prominent position in Tibet and Nepal.
Tara was born from a tear of the Boddhisatwa of Compassion, Avolokiteswora. She was conceived primarily as a savioress and is, therefore, the female counterpart of Avolokiteswora. She is also generally regarded as his consort and is frequencly portrayed with him.
Tara is believed to protect the human beings while they are crossing the ocean of existence. Her compassion for living beings, her desire to save them from suffering, is said to be stronger than a mother's love for her children.
Among the forms of Tara: when she is red, yellow and blue, she is in menacing mood; white or green she is gentle and loving.