Goddess Green Tara and White Tara: Tara, also referred to as Tibetan Sgrol-ma, is a well-loved Buddhist goddess of liberation in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia. She is the feminine embodiment of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva. It is a widespread myth that she emerged from an Avalokiteshvara tear that plummeted to the earth, creating a lake. The Green Tara is the female companion of Amoghasiddhi, a member of the "self-born" Buddhas, and is considered by others as the original Tara. She is frequently represented carrying the folded blue lotus whilst seated on a lotus throne with her right leg placed downwards. The White and Green Taras are considered to symbolize the boundless benevolence of the deity who operates day and night to alleviate misery, with their opposing representations of the widely opened and closed lotus.
Goddess Vajrapani: Vajrapani is one of the three principal guardian bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism. Vajra, which denotes "thunderbolt," and pani, which denotes "in the hand," are the titles of the item in Sanskrit. Vajrapani is frequently seen whirling among flames while holding a bolt of lightning in their dominant hand. The deity is the defender of the Buddha. The lightning scepter gained an independent significance associated with clarity of pure thought culminating in awakening very early in Buddhist symbolism.
Japanese Durga: As the "Mother of Buddhas," Juntei Kannon, also identified as "Chandi," is considered as the feminine manifestation of Avalokiteshvara in Japan. The bodhisattva in the maternal role could have used the Hindu goddess Durga as an inspiration. The name Juntei Butsubo or Shichigutei-Butsubo, which translates as "the Mother of 70,000 Buddhas," is the most widespread for the deity. Juntei is described as having eighteen arms. Chandi was initially a sun god. She adorns a high tubular tiara or a crown. She has a kind temperament and is wrapped in a robe that conceals both her shoulders.
Goddess Vasudhara: Vasudhara is a female bodhisattva of abundance, success, and wealth. Vasudhara is a Sanskrit term that literally translates to "the torrent of jewels." Vasudhara is honored in the Southeast Asian Buddhist countries, but her influence is at its zenith in Nepal. Among many of the Buddhist Newars of the Kathmandu valley, she possesses a sizable following. She therefore serves as a leading character in Newar Buddhism. She has connections to Goddess Lakshmi of Hinduism.
Buddhist Aparamita: Long life blessings from Buddha Aparimita are extremely well-known among the disciples. Buddha Aparimita is evoked or venerated in anticipation of prolonging life or obtaining rapid relief from severe ailments or impending catastrophe. In the Nepalese Mahayana Buddhism, devotees commonly recite Buddha Aparimita's dharani in the presence of patients who are approaching mortality. When chanted with full conviction, this dharani is considered to be beneficial. Arya Nagarjuna, a well-known Madhayamika Buddhist scholar, is believed to have averted an untimely death by chanting this dharani for a complete day and night.
Yeshe Tsogyal: The female lead in Tibetan Buddhism is Yeshe Tsogyal. She is cherished by Tibetans as a leading follower and companion of Padmasambhava, the yogic guru regarded with playing a crucial role in establishing Buddhism in Tibet, despite the reality that most, if not all, of what is recorded about her life being extremely mythologized. The teachings of Padmasambhava were transcribed by Yeshe Tsogyal and buried as treasures around the Tibetan and Himalayan landscape to be exposed by subsequent tertöns, or "treasure revealers," during tough moments.
Q1. What does Yeshe mean?
Yeshe in Tibetan translates to wisdom.
Q2. How does Goddess Green Tara help her devotees?
She is prayed for money, protection when touring, and liberation from delusions or unpleasant feelings. In some feng shui disciplines, Green Tara is summoned to awaken sentiments in addition to calling for aid and sympathy.
The feminine in Buddhist Art fulfils its psychological need and comprises its spiritual structure. Compassion - the softest aspect of being, which was the core of Buddhism, best revealed itself in a goddess frame. Hence, in the course of time, feminineness dominated the Buddhist ambience so much so that even the images of the male gods like Avalokiteshvara were conceived with a feminine touch in their appearance and as an essential aspect of personality.
The feminine tenderness and grace with which subsequent images of Buddhism were conceived define the epitome of Buddhist iconographic perception and art. The virtues which Buddhist Goddesses most potently represent are benevolence, compassion and protectiveness.
The most popular goddess in Buddhist Art is Tara . She is the principal Buddhist goddess, and is conceived with a wide range of attributes and personality aspects. As Devi preceded all gods in Hinduism, Tara as Prajnaparmita - Perfection of Wisdom and highest metaphysical principle, is claimed to have priority even over. In Buddhism, Goddess Tara is the light and the prime source of Buddhahood and thus of all Buddhas. Like Devi, who is Shiva's consort, Tara has been conceived as the consort of Avalokiteshvara. Like Devi who is the mother of the gods of the highest order, Tara, at least in Mahayana Buddhism, is the mother of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
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