White Tara

Tara 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.

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