Green Tara sits in open pose which is unique to her. This is because she is dedicated to relieving sentient life of their suffering. She is ready to spring into action at any time. As a result, the right leg is partly extended and the left leg is drawn in to portray meditative contemplation.
Traditional features of the statue include the 3 neck lines, third eye of wisdom and single lotus pedestal. Additionally, she is portraying the Varada (gift giving) mudra and also the Abhaya (fearlessness) mudra. Both of these mudras are used by high level Bodhisattvas and also Buddhas. Green Tara is also depicted with the intricately carved crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva.
An additional feature that is unique to Tara are the lotus flowers that are growing over her shoulders. The blossoming lotus flowers encourage devotees to be diligent in their practice in order to obtain the fruits of Nirvana. Click here to learn the many virtues of the venerable Green Tara Bodhisattva.
Special Adornments at your Request
Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Green Tara statue with the jewelry and crown of a Bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of this Green Tara statue with turquoise and red stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with special decoration before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes her readiness to act. She wears it well and will inspire all those who lay their eyes on her statue.