White Tara Pendant 2
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- White Tara Pendant 2
- Approx. 1 1/8" x 7/8"
- Materials: vitreous enamel on tin and set in a metal case.
- White Tara is often prayed to for improving health, healing and for longevity. She offers healing to our wounds, whether it is our bodies or our minds that have been hurt. White Tara has 7 eyes with an eye in her forehead, and one on each hand and foot, symbolizing her compassionate vigilance to see all suffering of the world. Her left hand is in the protective mudra and her right in the wish-granting mudra. In her left hand she usually holds a stem of the Utpala Lotus flower with 3 blossoms. One blossom is represented as a seed, a second as ready to bloom, and the third in full bloom. These represent the Buddhas of the past, future and present. Adopted by Buddhism, she became the most widely revered deity in the Tibetan pantheon. Her name in Tibetan is Sgrol-ma, or Dolma, which means "she who saves".
- In Buddhist tradition, Tara is actually much greater than a goddess- She is a female Buddha, an enlightened one who has attained the highest wisdom capability and compassion. She is also associated with Kuan Yin, the great Chinese goddess of compassion. According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. It is said that he wept as he looked upon the world of suffering beings and his tears formed a lake in which a lotus sprung up. When the lotus opened, the goddess Tara was revealed.
- Origin is India