Our Green Tara Tibetan Thangka painting is an exquisitely detailed depiction of her. As a result, it pays an honorable tribute to the most venerable embodiment of the Tara Bodhisattva. Green Tara resides in her own pure land at Mt Potala. Devotees will find her here residing among a lush forest environment with murmuring streams, waterfalls, lush verdant landscape, singing birds and flowers.
However, Green Tara is also affiliated with protection and swift action. Therefore, she is always ready to come to the aid of suffering life. Please observe she is depicting the Abhaya or protection mudra with her upraised right hand. Additionally, she is holding the stem of the uptala flower between her thumb and index finger. This is the most beautiful and fragrant of all the lotus flowers. Also, a unique characteristic of the flower is that it only releases it’s sweet fragrance at night with the moon.
An additional symbol to be found in our Green Tara Tibetan Thangka painting is the Varada mudra. This venerable mudra represents “boon granting or gift giving”. Green Tara is always prepared to provide the gift of swift protection to her devotees. She wishes her devotees to be free from dogmatism and to try new things. She provides protection from the eight obscurations that can create obstacles for the spiritual realization that she desires for all of her devotees. As a result, she sits in an open posture with one leg partially extended. This enables her to be ready to spring into action at all times.