Our Nepali master artisan created our antiquated Green Tara statue with the jewelry and crown of a bodhisattva. Additionally, it is embellished with special turquoise and coral stones. These stones have special symbolic meaning in Buddhist beliefs.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes her readiness to act. She wears it well and will inspire all those who lay their eyes on her statue. Also, by meditating on the color red it is possible to transmute earthly desires into the wisdom of discernment.
Antiquated Green Tara Statue Symbols
Our antiquated Green Tara statue features a lotus flower growing over each of her shoulders. This symbolizes the rise of the Buddha through the murky sea of samsara to achieve enlightenment. Indeed, the lotus is a wonderful metaphor for the Buddha’s struggle because it rises through the muddy water of the pond to blossom in the clean air and sunshine on the surface.
Indeed, Green Tara is always ready to spring into action and provide assistance to her devotees. Therefore, he right leg is positioned in panhandle and she is ready to move quickly when called. The sculptor who completed the statue used the traditional lost wax method. All of the fine details are hand carved in her crown and jewels while she is depicted sitting on a double lotus pedestal. Additionally, Green Tara classically portrays both the Varada and Abhaya mudras. Click here to learn more about the Tara bodhisattva.