Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Tara, Green Main Page

Green Tara Masterworks

- Art History

- Iconography

- Religious Context


Video: Green Tara: Three Iconographic Categories

Tara is a completely enlightened buddha and having promised to appear in the form of a female bodhisattva and goddess for the benefit of all beings she especially protects from the eight fears. Practiced in all Schools of Tibetan Buddhism Tara is second in popularity only to Avalokiteshvara. Her practices are found in all classes of tantra - Nyingma and Sarma.

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Jeff Watt [updated 5-2017, 3-2020]