World Class Green Tara Statue
Avalokitesvara created Tara from teardrops that fell from his eyes. When he witnessed the vast suffering of humanity his many teardrops formed a lake from which a lotus flower blossomed. As a result, Tara sprang forth when the lotus blossom opened. Although there are many variations of Tara, Green Tara is believed to be her initial incarnation. Additionally, Green Tara is believed to be the consort of Avalokitesvara by some, others believe she is the consort of Amoghasiddhi.
State of Readiness
She is associated with the color green, which symbolizes action and a constant state of readiness. Therefore, her devotees believe that she will immediately assist them if they are in danger. Our Green Tara statue can inspire the confidence necessary to try new things and vanquish ignorance. As a result of her constant state of readiness the Green Tara statue is not depicted in full lotus. Instead her left leg is pulled in to represent contemplation. However, her right leg is extended because she is ready to spring to action.
Mudras & Lotus Flowers
Her right hand is draped over her right knee expressing the “grace mudra” or the “conferring boon mudra”. Her left hand is depicting the refuge or protection mudra. Furthermore, in both the left hand and right hand she is gently holding the stems of two beautiful blue lotus flowers which are growing over her shoulders. The unopened blue lotus flowers symbolize purity and power. She is also adorned with the rich jewels of a bodhisattva.
Shakya Craftsman of Patan, Nepal
Our Green Tara Statue is created by the same artisans who supplied the Tibetan monasteries with their religious statues. For many centuries the cast metal craftsman of Patan, Nepal have created world class statues of Tara and many others. It is possible to have the same high quality statues that decorate the monasteries of Tibet to cherish in the comfort of your own home. As a result, our Green Tara Statue will last for many lifetimes and can be passed on for generations.