Our beautiful antiquated White Tara statue has all of the classic features of White Tara. Therefore, she is depicted with her 7 eyes, 2 lotus flowers and she displays both the Abhaya and Varada mudras. Additionally, White Tara is seated in the full lotus pose on a double lotus pedestal. Our Nepali artisan gave the statue an antiquated finish but also included a beautiful gold painted face. As a result, this White Tara statue will be the center of attention in your home or meditation center.
Symbolism of the White Tara Mudras
The Abhaya “protection” mudra is a classic Buddhist mudra that is recognized by practitioners from all the schools of Buddhism. This hand symbol for fearlessness is very important in Buddhist beliefs. Indeed, when devotees see the mudra, it inspires a sense of fortitude and confidence. Our White Tara statue is depicting it with her left hand held chest high and palm facing forward.
This White Tara statue is also using the Varada or “gift giving” mudra. Indeed, White Tara is certainly affiliated with generosity. White Tara is known as the Cintachakra or “wish fulfilling wheel”. She is also one of the long life deities in Tibetan Buddhism. Additionally, she is empowered with the attributes of healing, compassion and serenity.
White Tara’s Immaculate Conception
White Tara is one of the most popular depictions of the Bodhisattva Tara. The origins of Tara lie in the compassion of Avalokitesvara. In Tibet, it is believed by devotees that she was born from a teardrop that fell from his eye. After her birth, Tara became dismayed that so few females had reached fully enlightened status. As a result, she refused incarnation as a male until females became better represented among the ranks of the Buddhas. Click here to learn more about the history of the White Tara deity.