Handmade Green Tara Statue
Our Green Tara statue represents the most popular depiction of Tara. Additionally, the color green represents speed and agility. As a result, Green Tara is depicted with her right leg partially extended. Green Tara encourages devotees to be free from dogmatism and embrace new concepts.
Our Green Tara statue will encourage both male and female devotees. However, she is an especially significant figure to female Buddhists. This is because Tara has refused to be reincarnated as a male because she feels that there are too few female Buddhas. Additionally, she has chosen to remain a bodhisattva until females are more equally represented.
Green Tara Statue Features
This Green Tara statue prominently features her blue hair. Tibetan Buddhists believe that the color blue is very significant. As a result, by meditating on the color blue devotees can overcome anger, ill will and aversion. Additionally, it is possible to transform these defilements into wisdom.
Additionally, our Green Tara is elegantly depicted with 2 lotus flowers that blossom over her shoulders. The stems of the lotus flowers are gently held between the index finger and thumb in each hand. The lotus flower is very significant in Buddhist belief. This is because the lotus begins it’s life as a seed planted into the muddy bottom of a pond. The flower then grows through the muddy water and rises above the surface to portray a beautiful blossom.
This analogy is significant because it encourages devotees to practice diligently in order to rise above the sea of suffering. By acquiring insight wisdom the devotees can rise above the defilements and achieve enlightenment. As a result, they too will rise above the murky temptations of samsara and blossom in the pure air. Additionally, the pink lotus flower is a symbol that represents the original Buddha.