Our beautiful oxidized copper White Tara statue is one of the most popular embodiments of the Tara Bodhisattva. Indeed, she has all of the classic features such as 7 eyes, 2 lotus flowers and she displays important Buddhist mudras. Additionally, White Tara is seated in the full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Our Nepali artisan gave the statue an antiquated finish with the use of oxidized copper.
Buddhist Mudras of White Tara Statue
Abhaya mudra – this is known as the protection mudra and is is one of the oldest and well respected mudras. Indeed, this is a classic mudra that was originally used to stop a charging elephant. As a result, it has been adopted by many Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. The Abhaya mudra is important for White Tara because it inspires a sense of fearlessness and confidence in devotees. Additionally, White Tara has a healing attribute which protects devotees from disease and injury which allows them to obtain long life. She is depicting it with her left hand held chest high and palm facing forward.
Varada Mudra – is known as the gift giving mudra. This is because White Tara is affiliated with gift giving. Indeed, she is also known as the Cintachakra or “wish fulfilling wheel”. Additionally, she has the attributes of long life, healing, compassion and serenity.
The First Feminist
White Tara statues depict an embodiment of the world’s first feminist. Tara was taken aback because there were so few females who had become full Buddhas. As a result, she has refused to be reincarnated as a male until this disparity has been corrected. Click here to learn more about the virtues and aspirations of the Tara Bodhisattva.