Our Nepali artisan hand carved each statue in this complete set of 21 Tara statues using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. As a result, the identity of each statue is displayed in fine detail with a hand painted finish. Additionally, the artisan completed each statue with the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of the 21 Tara statues set with turquoise and red coral stones before delivery. The statues will wear them well and inspire all who see them.
The Origin of 21 Tara Statues
The divine origin of Tara originated in the Prajnaparamita Sutra. She was originally regarded as the “compassion of perfected wisdom” and has since evolved into 21 different variations. Our 21 Tara statues are handmade using the lost wax method of sculpture. As a result, the detail and precision of your new statues will be monastic quality. Indeed, each of our 21 Tara statues is done in strict accordance with tradition. Additionally, each Tara statue is uniquely handmade.
Each individual Tara is used according to your personal practice. The 21 Taras protect devotees from the eight and also the sixteen fears. You can use them according to your lifestyle and hourly or daily predisposition.
The 21 Tara Goddess statues are based on the “Praises of the 21 Taras”. Furthermore, each Tara is a variation of one of the four colors – white, yellow, red and black. Each color corresponds to one of the four types of enlightened activity – pacification, increasing, overpowering and wrathful.
Our set of 21 Taras is of a complex nature that is unique to Tibetan Buddhism. The appearance of the statues is based on the 21 forms of Tara described by the Suryagupta and Nyingma Terma traditions. Click here to learn more about the Tara Bodhisattva.