Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Green Tara sculpture with the jewelry and crown of a Bodhisattva. The Bodhisattva crown and jewels have been embedded with turquoise and red coral stones. These colors have special meaning in Buddhism. The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes Green Tara’s readiness to act.
Furthermore, the color red pays tribute to Amitabha Buddha. Additionally, meditation on the color red can transmute the poison of craving into the wisdom of discernment. Our Green Tara sculpture wears the special stones very well and will inspire all those who see it.
Green Tara Sculpture Symbolism
Our beautiful Green Tara sculpture is depicted with two lotus flowers, one growing over each shoulder. The lotus growing over her left shoulder is unopened and she is elegantly holding the stem in her left hand. Additionally, her hand is depicting the Abhaya mudra which is a symbol of fearlessness and protection. The unopened lotus symbolizes the fruits of Nirvana that await her devotees who diligently practice the noble eight-fold path.
Furthermore, her right hand depicts the Varada “gift giving” mudra which offers devotees the gift of protection. The stem of the lotus also wraps around her thumb and the lotus blossom is in full bloom over her right shoulder.
Behind her Bodhisattva crown she is wearing the ushnisha topknot and her hair is tied in the fashion of royalty in ancient India. Click here to learn more about the divine symbolism of Green Tara.