Buddhist statuette bronze and copper Deity Tara in its green form
Height 26 cm.
The bronze used is called purple bronze. It is a high quality bronze, holding its characteristic color to a high copper content.
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 other
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