Our Green Tara statue represents one of the 21 variations of the Bodhisattva Tara. When appearing in the form of Green Tara she encourages devotees to be free from fear. Additionally, she protects devotees from the distractions of pride, wrong view, ignorance, greed, desire and doubt.
The color green is associated with speed and agility. As a result, she is always ready to spring to the assistance of devotees. This is evident because her right leg is partially extended so she can provide assistance quickly and efficiently.
Green Tara Statue of Feminine Virtue
As a female high level Bodhisattva, Tara is frustrated that so few Buddhas exist in the female form. Therefore, she has vowed to remain a Bodhisattva until there are more female Buddhas. Additionally, she only wishes to be reincarnated as a female in order to become a female Buddha. It is interesting that this history of feminism dates all the way back to her origins in the 6th century ACE.
Green Tara Statue Symbolism
Our beautiful Green Tara statue is depicted with two lotus flowers, one growing over each shoulder. The lotus growing over her left shoulder is unopened and she is elegantly holding the stem in left hand her. Additionally, her hand is depicting the Abhaya mudra which is a symbol of fearlessness and protection. The unopened lotus symbolizes the fruits of Nirvana that await her devotees who diligently practice the noble eightfold path.
Her right hand depicts the Varada “gift giving” mudra which offers devotees the gift of protection. The stem of the lotus wraps around her thumb and the lotus blossom is in full bloom over her right shoulder. Additionally, she has the vajra symbol elegantly engraved into the palm of the right hand.
Behind her Bodhisattva crown she is wearing the Ushnisha topknot and her hair is tied in the fashion of royalty in ancient India. Click here to learn more about the divine symbolism of Green Tara.
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.