Fully Gold Gilded 13.25″ Green Tara Statue
Green Tara statues have a close affiliation with Avalokitesvara (Chenrezig). The immaculate conception of Green Tara occurred when she emerged from a teardrop that fell from his eye. After her birth on the Tibetan Plateau she became highly revered in Tibetan Buddhism. Indeed, in Tibetan Buddhism she is believed to be a fully fledged Buddha and only a Bodhisattva in other Buddhist schools.
Our Green Tara statue is sculpted with two lotus flowers, one growing over each shoulder. Additionally, her right hand is depicting the Varada “gift giving” mudra. This venerable mudra indicates that she is always ready to assist sentient life. As a further indication of her dedication her right leg is partially extended. Indeed, Green Tara is always ready to spring forth and assist her devotees.
Furthermore, her left hand is depicting the protection mudra, also known as the “Abhaya” mudra. She encourages her devotees to be fearless and to go forth and try new things. Green Tara wants her followers to be free from dogmatic beliefs and embrace her versatile attributes.
The lotus flower is very symbolic in Buddhist beliefs. This is because the lotus rises off of the muddy pond bottom to blossom above the murky pond water. It is here in the clean air and sunshine that its true beauty can be appreciated. As a result, the lotus blossom is seen as a metaphor for a devotee who rises above the sea of suffering to reap the rewards of Nirvana.
World Class Green Tara Statue
Our Green Tara statues are hand crafted in Patan, Nepal using the lost wax method. For many centuries the lost wax method has been used to create the best Green Tara statues in the world. As a result, the Nepali Buddha statues have been the preferred source of the Tibetan Monasteries for hundreds of years. Therefore, when you purchase one of our Green Tara statues you can rest assured you have procured a monastic quality statue.