Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tara (Buddhist Deity) - White

སྒྲོལ་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 度母(本尊)(全像)
(item no. 91010)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Uncertain
Size 76.20x81.28cm (30x32in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Tara, White (Tibetan: drol ma, kar mo. English: the White Liberator). White in colour with a pinkish hue, the right hand is in the gesture (mudra) of generosity and the left holds a pink lotus flower. Eyes adorn the palms and soles of the feet. Eight forms of Green Tara perform the protection from the eight fears; lions, elephants, fire, daemons, water, snakes, false imprisonment and bandits.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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