Our Nepali artisan created this 9″ Green Tara statue with the jewelry and crown of a bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of the statue with turquoise and red coral stones. This service is complimentary and is completed before shipping at no extra cost to you. These colors have special meanings in Tibetan Buddhism which will inspire all those who lay their eyes on the statue.
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. Our Tibetan Dolma statue will wear the special stones very well. In addition, the color red pays tribute to Amitabha Buddha. It is believed that meditation on the color red will transmute the poison of attachment into the wisdom of discernment.
9″ Green Tara Statue Features
Our 8.5″ Green Tara statue is highlighted with an antiquated copper finish. Additionally, the statue features a lotus flower growing over each of her shoulders. The lotus flower is very symbolic in Buddhist beliefs. This is because in the natural environment, the lotus flower grows from the muddy pond bottom and rises above the murky water to blossom in the clean air and sunshine. This is a metaphor for devotees rising above the sea of suffering and obtaining the fruits of Nirvana.
Additional attributes of the statue include her partially extended right leg which is the trademark of Green Tara. She is always alert and ready to come to the aid of sentient life. The statue is also depicting the protection mudra with her raised left hand and the gift giving mudra with her lowered right hand. She always has the well being of her devotees in the forefront of her thoughts. Click here to learn more about Green Tara’s symbolism and mantra.