Tara, Green

Tara, Green

ALSO KNOWN AS:

Drolma

Green Tara is the active, dynamic manifestation of Tara. Green Tara is traditionally considered the original Tara. She brings joy and grants wishes. She eliminates suffering, fear, anxiety, and negative thoughts. She is a healer and provides fertility for devotees. She is the spirit of compassionate action. She is the miraculous savior who protects and rescues from the eight dangers and disasters:

• Lions and pride

• Elephants and delusion

• Fire and hatred

• Snakes and envy

• Thieves and fanaticism

• Prisons and greed

• Water (floods, storms, drowning) and lust

• Demons and doubt

MANIFESTATION:

Green Tara usually manifests as a young girl with dark green skin.

ICONOGRAPHY:

Green Tara sits on a lotus throne supported by Nagas. Beyond color, she is distinguished from White Tara as she is usually portrayed with her right food advanced and poised as if she were just about to rise up.

SEE ALSO:

Nagas; Tara (1); Tara (2); Tara, White

SOURCE:

Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.

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