Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tara (Buddhist Deity) - White Tara (Eight Fears)

སྒྲོལ་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 度母(本尊)(全像)
(item no. 15134)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shechen Archives - photographs
Painting School Karma Gardri
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Tara, White (Tibetan: drol ma, kar mo. English: the White Saviouress): peaceful in appearance, with one face and two hands, surrounded by eight Taras and eight vignettes illustrating the overcoming of the eight fears.

"...Holy White Tara, with one face and two hands, the right in [the gesture of] supreme generosity, the left giving refuge, holding an utpala [flower]. Peaceful, smiling, with a moon as a backrest, adorned with silks and jewel ornaments..."
(Dzongsar Kyentse Chokyi Lodro, 1893-1959).

Jeff Watt 11-2000

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