Tara

The benevolent one


165.00

Statue with a refined style, deprived of clothing, Tara appears in all her nobility and simplicity to play her role of liberator, the one who helps to cross over. More...

Height : 9.25'

Weight : 2.23 lbs

Sacred Art

Semi-wax

Origin : Dehli - India




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History



Tara is a deity from both Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism. Its first figurations date back to the 6th century and it spread in Tibet during the 10th century.
Its name means "The one who makes you cross to the other bank", that is to say the one who makes you cross, who accompanies you on the way. It also means "The liberator", "The star", the one who guides.
According to the legend, she practiced intensely for many years (millions of years) and when monks told her that she should pray to be reborn in the next life in the body of a man, more conducive to awakening, she decided to work for all women.
She is thus very strongly venerated and plays a primordial role in Tantrism where she symbolizes feminine compassion: however in the many forms she takes (there are 21 or more), some are angry.
The best known are Tara the white and the green one.


This statue of Tara symbolizes : the guide

Posture Standing in the so-called Abhanga posture: Tara is standing, slightly bent, the weight rests on one leg: it is a posture indicating reflection, internalization which is reinforced by the position of the head slightly bent downwards.

Gestures The right hand makes the gesture of Vitarka mudra, the gesture of argumentation, of explanation of the law: it is therefore a gesture of teaching turned towards the faithfuls.

Clothing and ornaments No bustiers, a simple loincloth, a magnificent necklace hides chest’s Tara: this destitution reinforces her beauty and her role as a guide devoid of frills, burdened by the weight of the past.

Headgear The hair, perfectly coiffed, forms a cone reminiscent of royal tiaras as well as the leaf that symbolizes plants and medicine.

Jewels Beautiful necklaces remind us of Tara's divine nature.

Attributes On her left shoulder, Tara carries the lotus flower.

Pedestal The gods never touch the ground: the earth is the domain of flesh and blood beings.
Lotus base: Padmapitha - the lotus symbolizes the mother's breast (origin of life), wisdom: knowledge that leads to awakening, purity (and therefore the transformation that allows the expression of beauty in a swampy environment), peace.

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