Our Khadiravani Tara statue is one of the most magnificent in our entire collection. Indeed, the vibrant colors are dazzling to the eye especially when contrasted with the 24K gold gilding and gold face painting. Our Nepali sculptor chose a beautiful forest green color for her robes. In addition, the colors of turquoise and red coral can be found in the semi-precious stones that have been inserted into her Bodhisattva crown and jewels.
Khadiravani Tara Statue Features:
The right hand of the statue is palm open and facing forward draped over her right knee. Known as the Varada or gift giving mudra, it reflects Khadiravani’s alertness and desire to come to the assistance of her devotees. Her assistance and devotion are gifts which she is ready to disperse at anytime.
Furthermore, she sits with one leg partially extended. As a result, she is always ready to ease the suffering of those trapped in the cycle of samsara. Her left leg is pulled in towards her torso. This indicates that she is also absorbed in meditative contemplation. Indeed, Tara is known as the “Mother of Liberation” and she possesses deep knowledge of the emptiness phenomenon.
Our Khadiravani Tara statue is featured with 2 lotus flowers. Symbolically important in Buddhism, the lotus flower rises out of the murky pond to blossom in the clean air above the water. It symbolizes the ability of Buddhists to navigate the sea of suffering and obtain enlightenment.
The stem of a pink lotus is gently held between the thumb and ring finger of her left hand. This pink lotus is in unopened and grows over her left shoulder. The pink lotus symbolizes the purity and sanctity of Nirvana that awaits devotees.
Green Tara holds the stem of a second lotus flower in her right hand between the thumb and index finger. This flower is growing over her right shoulder. This lotus is in full blossom and it symbolizes the fruits of enlightenment. Click here to learn more about Green Tara symbolism.