Tara Tibetan protection amulet in its green form (main form) in solid silver 925, gold plated 18k.
The wheel of the dharma on the back of the pendant is rotating.
The belière depicts Garuda, a fabulous bird man from Hindu and then Buddhist mythology, son of Kashyapa and Vinatâ and brother of Aruna, the driver of the chariot of the god Sureya. It is the vâhana, or mount, of the god Vishnu. He is also considered the king of birds.
In Tibet, Khyung (ཁྱུང) is the Tibetan name for Garuda. Coming from India, he was likened to the khading of the Bun religion, the golden-horned eagle. The black garuda is a deity of the nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism that is held to suppress the affections caused by the naga and spirits of the earth. It's on the Lungta. He is represented in the iconography of Shambhala by Chogyam Trungpa for whom he is associated with significant speed and power. Like the phoenix, it rises from the ashes of destruction, it is indestructible.
Tara "liberating," "saving" and "star" is the main deity of compassion in Mahayana and Vajrayana.
Grouped in the 10 Maharady, goddesses grouped under the name of Great Wisdom in Hinduism, it gained importance in Indian Buddhism to the 6th century, then in Java, Cambodia and finally Tibet from the 8th century and especially in the 11th century with the arrival of Atisa.
It was first taken for an emanation of Avalokitesvara (Guan Yin), the Bodhisattva of great compassion, born of a lotus pushed into a tear of the latter.
She was then put to the same as Prajnaparamita and will see as she as she award the title of "mother of all the winners", popularized especially as "the saving" "the one who crosses the other side".
Considered "the one who saves from the eight great fears", she is also the universal mother of all beings, protecting animals and plants and reigns over the three worlds the lower world, the earth and the heavens.
In the Vajrayana Tara is also an election deity (Yi Dam), able to lead the practitioner to the perfect awakening she embodies.
In the tantric movement, she proves to be a perfect Buddha in female form.
Tara was introduced to Tibet by the Nepalese princess Tristian, wife of King Songtsen Gampo (569-650) bringing with her a sandalwood statue of the goddess.
The green tara is the main form from which all others would come.
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