Our Green Tara thangka painting is a finely detailed depiction. The Nepali artist pays honorable tribute to Green Tara as she resides in her own pure land at Mt Potala. Devotees will find her here residing among the lush forest, murmuring streams, waterfalls, lush verdant landscape, singing birds and flowers.
However, Green Tara is also affiliated with protection and swift action. Indeed, she is always ready to come to the aid of suffering life. Please observe she is depicting the Abhaya “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 its sweet fragrance at night with the moon.
The second mudra found in our Green Tara thangka painting is the Varada “gift giving” mudra. 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. Additionally, she provides protection from the eight obscurations that impede spiritual realization. Green Tara sits with one leg partially extended ready to spring into action at all times. Click here to learn more about the Tara bodhisattva.