Height: 18 inches
Materials: This Tara Stone Sculpture is carved in Soap Stone. Hand-carved in Odisha.
Tara, Tibetan Sgrol-ma, Buddhist savior-goddess with various forms, is widely popular in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia. She is the feminine equivalent of the bodhisattva (“buddha-to-be”) Avalokiteshvara. According to a famous belief, she came into life from a tear of Avalokiteshvara, which fell to the ground and created a lake.
Out of its waters rose up a lotus, which, on opening, revealed the goddess. Like Avalokiteshvara, she is a merciful, kind deity who helps men “cross to the other shore.” She is the protectress of exploration and worldly travel, as well as of religious travel along the path to wisdom.
Tara Statue is unquestionably the most important female goddess in the Buddhist pantheon. Her name means “star” in Sanskrit and she is considered to hold the ability to guide believers, like a star, on their religious path. In some northern Buddhist beliefs, she has acknowledged a bodhisattva and is often expressed in texts and described in symbolism as the female companion of the most broadly revered bodhisattva, Avalokiteshvara.
Buddhist legends, however, tell of a devout Buddhist princess who lived millions of years ago who became a bodhisattva, vowing to keep being reborn in female form (rather than in male form, which was considered more advanced on the path to enlightenment) to continue serving others. She lived in a state of meditation for 10 million years, thus releasing tens of millions of beings from suffering. Since then, she has demonstrated her enlightenment as the goddess Tara Statue.
In the Himalayan region, particularly in Tibet and Nepal, Tara’s status is more that of a supreme goddess or female buddha than a bodhisattva. She is associated with the Wisdom Goddess, the Embodiment of Perfected Wisdom, the Goddess of Universal Compassion, and the Mother of all Buddhas. As benefits such a supremely strong and merciful deity, she is often depicted in portrait and sculpture seated on a lotus throne in a pose that is at once regal and thoughtful.
- The sheer immensity of this Tara Sculpture for Home is mesmerizing.
- It would surely bring a special piece of serenity to any temple or landscape.
- The Tara in this Stone Tara Statue is calmly sitting in the padmasana or full lotus seated position with the soles of both feet facing the sky on a beautiful base with his hands in Ashirwad mudra.
- This Tara is customized by our artisan by taking reference from a picture and is created a better viewing experience for the same. The calmness of the face is creating a positive sense of enlightenment towards life.
- Beautiful details are carved on the attire and fine carvings are done on the head of this Tara Sculpture for Home Decor.
- Our artisan carves this Tara Stone Sculpture with a single block of Soapstone, which increases its durability in many folds.
- It is completely one of a kind masterpiece. Any changes are possible on a customized Tara Stone Sculpture, as per our Art Lover customer’s choice.
- Our Stone Tara Statue for Home Decor is a high-quality product.
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