Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tara (Buddhist Deity) - Green

སྒྲོལ་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 度母(本尊)(全像)
(item no. 90526)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Tara, Syama (Tibetan: drol ma jang ku, English: the Green Saviouress), deity of activities, Enlightened Buddha in female form.

Tibetan: Drol ma jang ku

Green, with one face and two hands, she holds blue utplala flowers and sits in a relaxed posture with the right leg extended. At the top center is a buddha figure. At the right and left are two Gelug lamas wearing monastic robes and yellow pandita hats.

At the bottom left is the wrathful protector Shri Devi, Magzor Gyalmo, riding atop a brown mule. At the right is another protector figure.

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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