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  •  Genuine Original Tibetan Buddhist Thangka Painting - Green Tara,  Goddess of Youthful Activity- Fair Trade

Green Tara , filled with youthful vigor, is a goddess of activity. She is the fiercer form of Tara than the white Tara, but is still a savior-goddess of compassion. She is the consort of Avalokiteshvara and considered by some to be the original Tara. Like Avalokiteshvara, the Green Tara is believed to be an emanation of the "self-born" Buddha Amitabha.

According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. It is said that he wept as he looked upon the world of suffering beings, and his tears formed a lake in which a lotus sprung up. When the lotus opened, the goddess Tara was revealed.

A similar tradition has White Tara born from the tears of Avalokiteshvara's left eye and the Green Tara born from those of his right.

Green Tara, with her half-open lotus, represents the night, and White Tara, with her lotus in full bloom, symbolizes the day. Green Tara embodies virtuous activity while White Tara displays serenity and grace. Together, the Green and White Taras symbolize the unending compassion of the goddess who labors day and night to relieve suffering.

Our Green Tara Thangka is painted by a very experienced Thanka Painter who has a studio in the shadow of the great Boudha Stupa in Kathmandu. It is unframed and painted onto cotton, the painted area of the picture measures 310 mm by 410 mm and is a very detailed hand painting in the traditional thangka style. The gold on the painting is gold leaf paint and the pigments used are all natural mineral or vegetable based paints.

Our Thangkas are at least 20 years old as the Thangka Painting in the last Century was far superior to current Thangkas which are made primarily for the tourist trade.


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Genuine Original Tibetan Buddhist Thangka Painting - Green Tara, Goddess of Youthful Activity- Fair Trade

  • £229.00


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