Tara was a Buddhist goddess who had many different forms, and was particularly popular in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia. She was the feminine equivalent of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, as well as the guardian of navigation and earthly travel. In Tibet, Tara was believed to have been incarnated in all religious women, she was said to have shown forms in the two wives of the first Buddhist King of Tibet. The White Tara, resembling purity, and the Green Tara known to several people as the original Tara. This fine figurine depicts the deity in her form known as “Green Tara” who is generally portrayed seated on a lotus throne with her right leg hanging down, wearing the ornaments of a bodhisattva, and holding a blue lotus flower.
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