NO. TAT001

21 Taras

Tara is a completely enlightened buddha who had previously promised to appear, after enlightenment, in the form of a female bodhisattva and goddess for the benefit of all beings. Her primary activity is to protect from the eight fears. Practiced in all Schools of Tibetan Buddhism her various forms are found in all classes of tantra - Nyingma and Sarma.

From the tantra known as the swenty-One Praises of Tara spoken by the buddha Samantabhadra arises a system of practice with 21 Tara emanations - 1 for each verse of praise. Each form of Tara has a specific colour and accomplishes a specific activity. Based on that, there are 3 well known and distinct lineages for the set of 21 Taras; Pandita Suryagupta, Lord Atisha and the lineage from the Nyingma Lama - Longchenpa. Aside from these 3 lineages there are other less well known sets of 21 Taras as well as numerous individual forms and lineages. The 3 main lineages do not share the same iconographic forms. In the Atisha system all the Taras appear in the same basic posture with equal faces and hands and only differ in the colour of the body and vase held in the right hand of each. Green is the primary colour of Tara, however green is not included in the enumeration of the 21. There are 4 red Taras, 6 white, 3 yellow, 4 orange, 2 red-black and 2 black Taras for a total of 21.

1. Tara-Who Averts Disasters & Enhances Harmony
2. Tara-Who Averts Earth-Born Calamities.
3. Tara-Who Bestows Prosperity & Protects against Famine
4. The Wish-Fulfilling Tara
5. Tara-Who Bestows Longevity & Protects Against Untimely Death
6. Tara-Who Averts the Evil Effects of Poison
7. Tara-Who Averts Destruction Wrought by Fire
8. Tara-Who Averts Destruction Wrought by Water
9. Tara-Who Averts Evil Caused by Wild Beasts
10. Tara-Who Protects Against Wild Elephants & Averts Evil Affecting Cattle
11. Tara-Who Averts Evil Caused by Demons & Protects Against Carnivores
12. Tara-Who Increases Power
13. Tara-Who Increases Wisdom
14. Tara-Who Averts Hell-born Calamities & Protects Against Politics
15. Tara-Who Averts Destruction Caused by Wind
16. Tara-Who Averts Evil Caused by Robbers
17. Tara-Who Averts Destruction Caused by Armies
18. Tara-Who Averts Heaven-born Calamities & Enhances Indestructibility
19. Tara-Who Subdues Demons & Protects Against War
20. Tara-Who Heals Sickness

NO. TAG001

Green Tara

Green Tara (Sanskrit: "Syamatara", Tibetan: "sGrol ma ljang gu") is the embodiment of the activity of all Buddhas. She offers us a hand to lift us up to a mountain of enlightenment qualities. Tara belongs to the Karma family of unobstructed compassionate activity.

She is pictured with one face, two arms and a green-coloured body. Her right hand is outstretched in the mudra (sacred gesture) of generosity, and her left holds the stem of a blue lotus which blossoms at her left ear.

She is known as the Swift One, due to her immediate response to those who request her aid. Furthermore she is known as the great liberator, specializing in overcoming obstacles in whatever form they manifest in our lives. No deity in the Buddhist pantheon is more popular than Tara. She is especially known for her power to overcome the most difficult situations, giving protection against dangers and all kinds of fear.

Green Tara is endowed with the power and qualities of all the twenty-one forms of Tara, and is uniquely courageous in overcoming all that is counterproductive, whether externally (circumstances such as demonic influences or drought) or internally (factors such as attachment or aversion). She has countless emanations due to her passionate concern for she acts as one's delighted ally, like a brother or sister, whenever anyone merely thinks of her.

NO. TAG002 Green Tara NO. TAG003 Green Tara

NO. TAG004 Green Tara

NO. TAW001

White Tara

White Tara, (Tibetan: drol ma kar mo), the goddess of longevity.

with a hue white like an autumn moon - radiant like a stainless crystal jewel, shining with rays of light, one face, two hands, and having three eyes; with the conduct of having sixteen years of age. The right hand is in the mudra of supreme generosity; the left holds with the thumb and forefinger the stem of a white utpala to the heart with the petals blossoming at the ear. Representing the buddhas of the three times the single stem is divided into three, in the middle is a blossoming flower, the right in fruition, the left in the form of a bud; adorned with various jewel ornaments; having various silk upper garments and a lower garment of red silk; seated with the legs in vajra posture. The palms of the hands and feet each have an eye - the seven eyes of primordial wisdom.

Seated on a moon and pink lotus seat rising from the blue lotus pond below she emanates a blue-orange nimbus and a green-pink areola surrounded on the sides and above by pink lotus blossoms.

NO. TAW002 White Tara NO. TAW003 White Tara

NO. TAS001

The Tara of Averts Eight Calamities

At the centre is White Tara, this Thangka main contents is Tara disentangles eight kinds of distresses of the human life, namely the disasters of lion, the disasters of elephant, the disasters of fire, the disasters of water, the disasters of enemies, the disasters of snake, the disasters of jail and the disasters of evil caused by demons.

In this Thangka, above from left to right, respectively is 4 hands Avalokiteshvara, The Tara of save the disasters of lion( its bottom drive old two people that lion chase face her plea for help), Teacher Atisha[982-1054], Jamyang Kyentse Wangpo[1820¡ª1892], The Tara of save the disasters of elephant( its have down drive the crazy elephant that tame with was faced by the person who give relief to her worship), Padmasambhava.

Main White Tara two sides are left for The Tara of save the disasters of fire, stands, its the bottom is many peoples was surrounded to plea for help by the flames in her; Right for The Tara of save the disasters of enemies, her down ride the horse, ride the elephant and ride the camel succeed in escaping from the takes the long pike's enemies.

Main a Lama for White Tara slightly nextly, left side is drive a her from the water giving relief to face her worship; The Tara of save the disasters of evil caused by demons in the center, her bottom two Human bodieses have beside a devil, two people are descending to succeed in escaping from the evil hands; The right side is The Tara of save the disasters of jail , the palatial inside of her next magnificent sits upright the king,at the behind of the door, one person just succeed in escaping the fetter worship to Tara.

Most below left side, The Tara of save the disasters of snake, a snake enlaces on the tree and a mother and a child have been saved by Tara just now.

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