Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Thangka > White Tara – The Goddess Who Overcomes Obstacles on the Path of Dharma
Displaying 1 of 177         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
White Tara – The Goddess Who Overcomes Obstacles on the Path of Dharma

White Tara – The Goddess Who Overcomes Obstacles on the Path of Dharma

White Tara – The Goddess Who Overcomes Obstacles on the Path of Dharma

Availability:
Sold Out
Specifications:

Black Meditational Tibetan Buddhist Thangka Painting

Size of Painted Surface 13.5" X 18.5"
Size with Brocade 24.0" X 34.5"
Item Code:
TK31
Price:
$225.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
White Tara – The Goddess Who Overcomes Obstacles on the Path of Dharma

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3904 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
Sapta-Lochani or White Tara is the special goddess of long life. She will also help the practitioner overcome obstacles, particularly impediments to the practice of religion. She has the power to grant wishes and to protect from danger and distress.

She, naturally white in complexion, has seven eyes: three on the forehead, two on the palms and another two on the soles. The third eye on the forehead is the eye of foreknowledge and as refuge of the world, the eyes on her hands and feet lead sentient creatures to the isle of blissful liberation. Though the seven eyes of White Tara are not mentioned in the Sadhanamala,but they are ubiquitous in Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia and many other regions. In Nepal she is popularly called Sapta-Lochani Tara or Seven-Eyed Tara.

There are many legends about the origin of white Tara, according to one, Avalokiteshvara once spilled two tears to earth out of pure despair over muddleheaded humanity. Each tear formed a lake in which a lotus grew. When the lotuses opened there was a Tara in the center of each. The tear from his left eye produced the dark-colored Green Tara, the one from his right eye the white Tara. Moreover white Tara is believed to have been incarnate in the Chinese wife of the Buddhist king sRong-tsang-sgam-po, who was of white complexion according to Buddhist accounts.

Thus, the cult of White Tara is very popular in Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia and many other countries. Her popularity and fortune was ever on the increase on the increase as a merciful and benevolent comforter and helper of every soul in torment. She is invoked to save from perils threatening mankind. Tara, kinetic power of compassion (karuna) saves (tarayati) suffering creatures. The ceremonies of Tara are an integral part of Karmpa rituals. Her mandalas are worshipped from third to ninth of every month. On auspicious days there are special services to white Tara. In the daily ritual practices of the most important monasteries, at seven in the morning takes place the meditation on the mandala of Tara, which includes the recitation of her sadhana texts. The Tibetans pray to her for long life, for human life is infinitely precious. The ultimate goal of Buddhahood can be attained by striving in this human body.

In the mantra recitation and meditation, the white syllable Tam (for Tara) appears in the heart, and lights emanate from it. The syllable Tam at the heart suddenly melts and reappears as a white, eight-spoke wheel that in nature is the wisdom symbolized by white Tara. The wheel has five rims of mantra – from all the letters and from the wisdom-wheel shrine forth white lights. Devotee's body is filled with the nectar of immortality, and white lights emanate from each pore of the body to form an aura, a span in radius around him. Meditating thus, white radiance accomplishes the activity of pacifying illness, evil spirits, negative karmic forces, mental obscurations and hindrances as well as the completion of the natural span of life.

In the present thangka Goddess White Tara is seated in vajraparyankasana on the Lotus throne. Her right hand is in the varada mudra of charity and the left holding a stem of full-blown lotus flower. She is wearing exquisitely designed crown, earrings, necklaces, armlets, anklets, waistband etc. Her silk robes and scarves are beautifully decorated with floral motifs. There is a mandorla and halo behind her body and head, respectively.

On the top center, Amitabha Buddha is seated, Green Tara on upper left corner and an image of white Tara on upper right corner. At the bottom, Arapachana Manjushri is seated in the left corner, while wrathful Vajrapani in the right corner. The bottom center is filled with peaceful offerings. All the figures are brilliantly drawn. The thangka is suitable for esoteric practices and sadhana.

Select Bibliography

A. Getty, The Gods of Northern Buddhism, Tokyo, 1962

Ben Meulenbeld, Buddhist Symbolism in Tibetan Thangka, Holland, 2001

Marylin M. Rhie & Robert A.F. Thurman, Worlds of Transformation: Tibetan Art of Wisdom and Compassion, New York, 1999

Stephen Beyer, The Cult of Tara: Magic and Ritual in Tibet, Berkely, 1973

This description is by Dr. Shailendra K. Verma, whose Doctorate thesis is on "Emergence and Evolution of the Buddha Image (From its inception to 8th century A.D.)".

Click Here to View the Thangka Painting along with its Brocade


Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Testimonials

To my astonishment and joy, your book arrived (quicker than the speed of light) today with no further adoo concerning customs. I am very pleased and grateful.
Christine, the Netherlands
You have excellent books!!
Jorge, USA.
You have a very interesting collection of books. Great job! And the ordering is easy and the books are not expensive. Great!
Ketil, Norway
I just wanted to thank you for being so helpful and wonderful to work with. My artwork arrived exquisitely framed, and I am anxious to get it up on the walls of my house. I am truly grateful to have discovered your website. All of the items I’ve received have been truly lovely.
Katherine, USA
I have received yesterday a parcel with the ordered books. Thanks for the fast delivery through DHL! I will surely order for other books in the future.
Ravindra, the Netherlands
My order has been delivered today. Thanks for your excellent customer services. I really appreciate that. I hope to see you again. Good luck.
Ankush, Australia
I just love shopping with Exotic India.
Delia, USA.
Fantastic products, fantastic service, something for every budget.
LB, United Kingdom
I love this web site and love coming to see what you have online.
Glenn, Australia
Received package today, thank you! Love how everything was packed, I especially enjoyed the fabric covering! Thank you for all you do!
Frances, Austin, Texas
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India