Tara, a female bodhisattva widely popular in Nepal, Tibet and Mongolia, is the savior goddess having several forms. Motherhood is central to the conception of Tara and her titles include "loving mother", "supreme mother", "mother of the world", "universal mother" and "mother of all Buddhas".
Green Tara is believed to be incarnated as the Nepalese princess and was considered to be the original Tara. The Pancha Buddhas are the five representatives of five different qualities of Shakyamuni Buddha. Also known as Dhyani Buddhas, these five Buddhas are Vairochana, Akshobhaya, Amitabha, Ratnasambhava, Amoghasiddhi.
Material: Gold background thangkas. It is the hand painting in canvas with pure 24 carat Gold.
Size: 60cm x 80cm
This thangka is one of the most demanded thangkas of goddess tara. Here, her right hand is in the gesture of supreme generosity, hand open to give blessings, with thumb and index touching and the other three fingers outstretched. The touching fingers represent the union of Wisdom and Compassion. The three remaining fingers represent the three jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. In this hand she lightly holds the stem of an uptala flower, a blue Lotus.
Her left hand is at her heart, in the gesture of bestowing refuge in the three jewels. This mudra (hand gesture) also incorporates the gesture of protection, of fearlessness. This time her thumb and ring finger are connecting in the Wisdom-Compassion loop. She is saying, “come, I’ll protect you.” In this hand, too, is the stem of an uptala flower. There are three blooms, one open, one half open, one just about to open, representing the Buddhas of the past, present and future.
She is accompanied by two Tara, one of which is the Sarasvati (Yangchenma), known for the arts, knowledge and wisdom
As Green Tārā she offers succor and protection from all the unfortunate circumstances one can encounter within the samsaric world.
Some of them are:
lions — pride
wild elephants — delusion and ignorance
forest fires — hatred and anger
snakes — jealousy
robbers — wrong views, including fanatical views
prisons — greed and miserliness
floods — desire and attachment
demons — doubts caused by delusion