Green Tara statues hold different identities in Mahayana and also Vajrayana Buddhism. As a result, she is sometimes considered to be a female bodhisattva or a female Buddha depending on your perspective. The complexity of this deity seems to be derived from her identities as they are perceived in different countries. Our Masterpiece Green Tara statue was handmade in Patan, Nepal and is based on Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, Green Tara is given the rank of a full Buddha. Indeed, for many centuries the Nepali sculptors have been the preferred source of the Tibetan Monasteries.
Green Tara Statues Portray “Mother of Liberation”
Tara is a generic term that is associated with the similar virtues of both Buddhas and bodhisattvas. Metaphorically speaking, the Green Tara meaning is known as the “Buddha of enlightened activity”. Additionally, she is known as the “Mother of Liberation”. She symbolizes having the courage to see things in new ways and move on to new things. Furthermore, she is associated with compassion, healing and protection.
Green Tara is the spiritual consort of Amoghasiddhi who is one of the 5 Dhyani Buddhas. The owner of this masterpiece Green Tara statue will be blessed in many ways. Tara represents a whole class of deities of which there are 21 emanations. Green Tara is the most popular and other forms of Tara include White Tara, Black Tara, Red Tara, Blue Tara and Yellow Tara. Read more about the Goddess Tara here.
Divine Origins of Tara
The original Tara is believed to have been born in a teardrop that fell from the left eye of Avalokitesvara as he observed the suffering of sentient beings. As a result, she enticed Avalokitesvara to intercede in their pain and she would be his partner. It is believed that she was then reabsorbed into his left eye to be reborn at a later time as the Chinese Princess Wecheng.
However, to this date it is still unclear to scholars whether the origins of Tara lie in Hindu or Buddhist theology. She is worshiped in both Buddhism and Shaktism (an early form of Hinduism).
High Quality Craftsmanship
We invite you to compare photos of our Green Tara statue with statues made by other artisans. This Masterpiece Green Tara statue was produced as a collaboration between three master artisans. As a result, the engravings on her robe, crown and jewels are done with intricate precision. Additionally, they are adorned with turquoise and coral stones. Her face is painted with a combination of glass and gold which creates an unequaled ambient luster. As a result, she will bring a sense of calm to any home or meditation center.