Tara, Yellow

Tara, Yellow

The Treasure Holder

ALSO KNOWN AS:

Vasudhara; Vasundhara; Basundhara; Yasundhara; Nor-gyun-ma

Yellow Tara is the beautiful, tranquil spirit of abundance, fertility, and prosperity. She is the spirit of increase. Her consort is the lord of wealth. Yellow Tara is especially popular in Nepal. She is identified with Ganga and Lakshmi.

Yellow Tara bestows seven blessings:

Fertility

Wealth

Longevity

Happiness

Wisdom

Praise

Quality

MANIFESTATION:

Yellow Tara may manifest in the form of an extremely beautiful, saffron-robed mountain hermit or a bejeweled princess in silk (and sometimes a combination).

ICONOGRAPHY:

Yellow Tara is portrayed with three faces and six arms. Two faces are red. Her center face is yellow, and her body is gold. She sits on a white moon and a pink lotus.

ATTRIBUTES:

Gold treasure vase, conch shell

Consort: Vaishravana, Guardian of the North (he may be Jambhala or Kubera)

COLOUR:

The spectrum of yellow and gold

Mantra: Her mantras include:

• OM TUTTARE TURE PUSHTIM KURU OM (Pronounced: OM TOO-TAH-RAY-TOO-RAY-PUSH-TIMKOO-ROO OM)

• OM VASUDHARE SVOHA (Pronounced: OM VAHSOO-DAH-RAY SO-HA)

SEE ALSO:

Ganga; Jambhala; Kubera; Lakshmi; Oshun; Uma

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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