(Masterpiece from The Collection of Rajendra Raj Bajracharya)
The Green Tara
Thangka serves as a captivating window into Tibetan Buddhism, offering devotees
a visual journey into the compassionate realm of the Bodhisattva Tara. Serenely
seated, Green Tara emanates tranquility and protection. Her iconography is
distinguished by a lotus in one hand, symbolizing purity, and the other raised
in a mudra of refuge, emphasizing her readiness to aid and rescue. These
symbols intertwine, portraying a divine figure ready to guide believers through
the complexities of existence.
embedded in Green Tara's depiction is profound. The lotus signifies spiritual
purity amid worldly challenges, while her compassionate gaze assures devotees
of her protective presence. The mudra accentuates her role as a compassionate
guide, extending solace and refuge during times of distress.
Beneath Green Tara,
Makala, a wrathful deity, and Vajrapani, a powerful
Bodhisattva are portrayed. These additions highlight the dynamic equilibrium
between compassion and fierce protection on the path to enlightenment. In
essence, the Green Tara Thangka weaves a visual narrative of compassion and
spiritual guidance, inviting devotees to connect with the divine through a
tapestry rich in symbolism and intricate details.
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