is female deity of the Buddhist Pantheon. White Tara was born from a tear of Boddhisatwa
of compassion. Avalokiteswara. She holds a very prominent position in Tibet and
Nepal. Tara is believed to protect the human beings while they are crossing the
ocean of existence.
Between the two forms of Tara, White Tara is regarded
as consort of Avalokiteswara, some times of Vairochana. She is portrayed usually
seated, dressed and crowned like a Boddhisatwas. And sometime she is regarded
as Saptalochana or seven eyes Tara. Extra eyes on her forehead, palm, and feet
and lotus flower at one or both of her shoulder. She is seated in full Vajra posture.
Her right hand will be in boon conferring posture, her left hand in teaching gesture
holding the stem of the lotus. She is wearing all sorts of precious ornaments
and looks beautiful. The practice of White Tara is basically performed in to prolong
life as well as for healing purpose.