Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Tara (Wealth Deities)

Tara Iconography

Iconographic Forms:
- Chintamani Tara (yellow, Ratnakara Shanti Tradition [138])
- Manidatta Tara (green, Shakyashri Bhadra Tradition [140])
- Yellow Tara (Shakyashri Bhadra Tradition [141])
- Others...

There are forms of Tara that function as wealth deities contained in the different systems of Twenty-one Taras. Some forms of Red Tara are used as power deities but with the intention of acquiring wealth.

Additional female wealth deities are Lakshmi, Vasudhara, and Yugu Chesum.

Jeff Watt 6-2022