Green Tara on marble
Dimension: 17 x 13 in
Green Tara is a female Buddha and one of the most well-known goddesses in the Buddhist world. Tara is called the goddess of compassion and the mother of liberation. However, the energy of Tara also encompasses action as reflected in success or specific achievements.
As green is the universal color of healing, regeneration, and growth, the Green Tara embodies the healing energy of release from fear and ignorance. Human ignorance comes in many forms—from jealousy to pride—and it's the healing energy of Green Tara that brings awareness and relief from these negative aspects.
Green is also the color of vibrant energy and activity, which explains one of the aspects associated with Green Tara as the goddess of action. She is often depicted with her right leg extended forward—ready to spring/move forward at any moment.
Another aspect of green color is the freshness and newness of energy, which reflects Green Tara's youthfulness and playfulness. However, the main feature of all Taras—no matter which color expresses their specific energy—is Tara's pledge to being in female form.