The "Saviouress". Consort of Avalokitesvara, `Dolma' in Ladakhi.
A female manifestation in Tibet of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, whose Tibetan form is Chenrezig. She can appear in 21 different forms, which differ in attributes and are known by their color. She appears in both peaceful and wrathful manifestations. The most commonly appearing forms are Green Tara and White Tara. She is often revered as a yidam, guiding Vajrayana monks towards enlightenment. Included in her earthly manifestations are the two consorts of King Songtsen Gampo who brought Buddhism to Tibet in the seventh century, who is himself considered an manifestation of Chenrezig.
"The Goddess who helps the devotee to cross the Ocean of life". Tara is a Mahâyâna goddess, female counterpart of the Buddha Avalokiteshvara. About twenty Tara forms are known, according to color, posture, hand position (mudra) ; the most famous is the Green Tara
a deity in the Tibetan Buddhist religion
(Skt.; = Tib. Dr–lma). Important Mahayana and Vajrayana female deity, associated with the compassionate activity of the Buddha in order to rescue beings from suffering.
A female Bodhisattva of Compassion, specially associated with the ability to protect her devotees and rescue them from suffering, fears and dangers.
One of the principal female deities, the consort or feminine aspect of a bodhisattva, embodying energy and compassion. (Also Kadampa T., CK XIV.)
(Skt.): Saviouress; name of a specific DEITY, representing the enlightened activities of all BUDDHAS.
( Skt. / Tib. Drolma): A female bodhisattva of compassion, born from a tear of Avalokiteshvara, Tara is especially associated with the ability to protect her devotees from suffering, fears and dangers.
In Hinduism, the Goddess Tara (Sanskrit: TÄra, Devanagari: à¤¤à¤¾à¤°) meaning "star" is the second of the Dasa (ten) Mahavidyas or "Great Wisdom(Goddesse)s", Tantric manifestations of Mahadevi, Kali or Parvati. As the star is seen as a beautiful but perpetually self-combusting thing, so Tara is perceived at core as the absolute, unquenchable hunger that propels all life.
Tara or Arya Tara, also known as Jetsun Dolma in Tibetan, is a female Buddha typically associated with Buddhist tantra practice as preserved in Tibetan Buddhism. She is the "mother of liberation", and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. Tara is a tantric deity whose practice is used by practitioners of Vajrayana to develop certain inner qualities and understand outer, inner and secret teachings about compassion and emptiness.