Green Tara statues have a close affiliation with Avalokitesvara (Chenrezig). The immaculate conception of Green Tara occurred when she emerged from a teardrop that fell from his eye. After her birth on the Tibetan Plateau she became highly revered in Tibetan Buddhism. Indeed, in Tibetan Buddhism she is believed to be a fully fledged Buddha and only a Bodhisattva in other Buddhist schools.
Symbolism of Green Tara’s 2 Mudras
Green Tara’s right hand is depicting the Varada “gift giving” mudra. This venerable mudra indicates that she is always ready to assist sentient life. As a further indication of her dedication her right leg is partially extended. Indeed, Green Tara is always ready to spring forth and assist her devotees.
Furthermore, her left hand is depicting the protection mudra, also known as the “Abhaya” mudra. She encourages her devotees to be fearless and to go forth and try new things. Green Tara wants her followers to be free from dogmatic beliefs and embrace her versatile attributes.
The 2 Lotus Flowers
Our Green Tara statue is sculpted with two lotus flowers, one growing over each shoulder. The lotus flower is very symbolic in Buddhist beliefs. This is because the lotus rises off of the muddy pond bottom to blossom above the murky pond water. It is here in the clean air and sunshine that its true beauty can be appreciated. As a result, the lotus blossom is seen as a metaphor for a devotee who rises above the sea of suffering to reap the rewards of Nirvana. Learn more about Green Tara.
Special Adornments at your Request
Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Green Tara statue with the jewelry and crown of a Bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of this Green Tara statue with turquoise and red stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with special decoration before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes her readiness to act. She wears it well and will inspire all those who lay their eyes on her statue.