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Original Hand-Painted Green Tara, Jetsün Dölma Tibetan Thangka Painting.

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Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm
Materials: Tibetan Dust Of Gold And Black
Canvas: Organic Cotton
Hand Painted In Nepal
Master Quality Tibetan Thangka

More About Green Tara
Ārya Tārā (Noble Tara), also known as Jetsün Dölma (Tibetan: rje btsun sgrol ma, meaning: "venerable mother of liberation"), is a significant figure in Buddhism, especially revered in Vajrayana Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism. She appears as a female bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and is considered to be the consort or shakti (power) of Avalokiteshvara.Tārā is also known as a saviouress who hears the cries of beings in saṃsāra and saves them from worldly and spiritual danger.

In Vajrayana, she is considered to be a Buddha, and the Tārā Tantra describes her as "a mother who gives birth to the buddhas of the three times" who is also "beyond saṃsāra and nirvāṇa."She is one of the most important female deities in Vajrayana and is found in sources like the Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa and the Guhyasamāja Tantra. Key Indic Vajrayana texts that focus on Tārā include the Tantra Which is the Source for All the Functions of Tārā, Mother of All the Tathagatas
Tārā remains a popular meditation deity (yidam) in Tibetan Buddhism, and she is also revered in Newar Buddhism. Tārā is considered to have many forms or emanations, and there are several traditions that list twenty-one Tārās, each with different colors, implements, number of faces and arms, and activities such as pacifying (śānti), increasing (pauṣṭika), enthralling (vaśīkaraṇa), and assaulting (abhicāra). The green (or "blue-green," Skt. śyāmatārā) form of Tārā remains the most important form of the deity in the Tibetan tradition. A practice text entitled "Praise to Tara in Twenty-One Homages" is the most important text on Tara in Tibetan Buddhism and is the source for the various traditions that list twenty-one forms of Tārā (aside from the main green form).

The main Tārā mantra is the same for Buddhists and Hindus alike: oṃ tāre tuttāre ture svāhā. It is pronounced by Tibetans and Buddhists who follow the Tibetan traditions as oṃ tāre tu tāre ture soha. The literal translation would be "Oṃ O Tārā, I pray O Tārā, O Swift One, So Be It!"
Iconography: Green Tara is typically depicted seated on a lotus throne, with her right leg extended and hanging down, ready to spring into action to help sentient beings. Her left leg is folded in a meditative posture. She is usually portrayed as a youthful and compassionate figure. She may have multiple arms, with one hand in a mudra (gesture) of granting wishes. In her two main hands, she often holds the closed blue lotus (utpala), symbolizing purity.

Color Symbolism: The green color of Green Tara's body symbolizes her association with activity and transformation. It represents the energy of action and compassion. Green Tara is seen as a compassionate deity who swiftly responds to the needs and sufferings of beings.

Mantra: Green Tara's mantra, known as the "Tara mantra" or "Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha," is widely recited by Buddhists as a means of seeking her blessings, protection, and assistance. It is believed to help overcome obstacles and fears and to promote well-being and spiritual growth.

Green Tara is one of the most beloved and widely revered deities in Tibetan Buddhism. She is often seen as a symbol of compassion in action and is considered a source of inspiration and guidance for practitioners seeking to overcome obstacles on their spiritual path.