Green Tara’s Pure Land

Green Tara is the most dynamic manifestation among all Taras. Her green body color signifies her association with the family of the Buddha Amoghasiddhi, the Transcendent Buddha of the north. He transmutes the poison of envy and turns it to the positive energy of all-accomplishing wisdom. Green Tara sits on а lotus, her right leg extending beyond and leaning on the lotus.

Her left leg is bent in the pose of ease (sanskr. lalitasana).Her right hand is extended to the side in an elegant gesture, and her left holds a blue lotus. Another lotus appears from behind the right side of the goddess. Below and to the right of Tara standing Ashokakanta ― yellow two-armed form of Marichi ― Goddess of the Dawn. Ekajati is to Tara’s left.

Green Tara’s pure land

2004-2005, 81.5 x 57.5 cm

canvas, mineral pigments, gold, brocade, silk


Property of V. Balandin (Moscow, Russia)