Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tara (Buddhist Deity)

སྒྲོལ་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 度母(本尊)(全像)
(item no. 44415)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Buddhist
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Tara, Removing Poverty (Clearing All Misfortune): composition #12 from the set of the Twenty-one Taras according to the system of Suryagupta.

The three figures at the top center belong to the set of Thirty-five Confession Buddhas. Directly below are green Mahamayuri and blue Mantramanudharani belonging to the set of five deities known as the Pancha Raksha.

At the lower right and left are two of the Twelve Yaksha Generals from the Medicine Buddha mandala of fifty-one deities.

At the bottom center is Dorje Yudronma. At the left is 'Tersar Dzammar' red Jambhala. At the right is orange Vaishravana Blowing a Conch.

Jeff Watt 6-2014

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Tara (Suryagupta Tradition)
Painting Set: Kings of Tibet & Suryagupta Tara Set (New Menri Painting Tradition)
Publication: Hanhai, 2011 May