Tara is connected closely to protection. Often Tibetans will prayer to Tara to protect them from violence, unjust incarceration, dangerous animals which are much more common in India, drowning in an ocean and so on. There are actually 21 Taras each with a different color, family, and type of protection.
In the White Tara practice we connecting with Tara and then visualizing helping all sentient beings, especially for giving long life. Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Karthar and others have extended their lives by doing extensive White Tara practice.
White Tara's right hand is extended in the offering mudra and a blue lotus flower is in the left. Here she sits on a lotus throne a white moon disk in the full lotus position. She has eyes on the palms of here hands and feet and in her head showing that she is constantly looking on sentient beings to help them.
In this photo there is a particularly nice painting with a frame surrouning White Tara with an auspicious Garuda on top and the eight precious symbols surrounding her.
Green Tara can be distiinguished by her color and also that she sits in the same position as White Tara but with her right leg extended.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 27 October, 2021.