Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tara (Buddhist Deity) - White

སྒྲོལ་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 度母(本尊)(全像)
(item no. 1127)
Origin Location Tibet
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # F1997.56.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

White Tara surrounded by the Eight Taras removing the eight fears.

At the top center is Amitabha Buddha, two Sakya teachers and Chaturbhuja Lokeshvara. At the bottom center is the power goddess Kurukulla. At the right is White Jambhala riding a dragon and accompanied by four attendant goddesses. On the left stands Dramze Mahakala, blue in colour, surrounded by flames.

Jeff Watt 1-2009

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