Green Tara Statue (Antiquated)
Our Green Tara statue sits majestically in open pose on her single lotus pedestal. The classic pose is half in meditative contemplation to reflect her deep understanding of the emptiness phenomenon. However, the other leg is partly extended. This is because she is always ready to spring to the assistance of sentient life. The color green is representative of the Spring Equinox and quick action. Indeed, Tara is always encouraging devotees to break free of dogmatism and accept new forms of knowledge.
The master sculptor who completed the statue took special care with the two lotus flowers growing over her shoulders. The flowers are in the process of blossoming to entice devotees to reach for the rewards of Nirvana. Additionally, she is holding the stems of the flowers gently between the thumb and index finger of each hand. Her left hand is depicting the Abhaya mudra known as the mudra of “protection or fearlessness”. This is to encourage devotees to be fearless in pursuing their Dharma practice. Her right hand is resting on her right knee depicting the Varada mudra. This mudra is known as the gift giving mudra. As a result, it reflects the generous nature of Green Tara as she is always ready to spring to the assistance of sentient life.
This Green Tara statue is also depicted in the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. In addition, she is featured with the neck lines of high social status and also the Ushnisha topknot.