Tara. One interpretation of her name is “she who liberates”. 

The image has been drawn out of and based on the book written by Vessantara, ‘The Five Female Buddhas’ 2004.

Colour: green

Element: air

Wisdom: all-accomplishing

Jina consort: Amoghasiddhi

Family: karma-action

Direction: north

Time of day: midnight

Emblem: crossed vajra

Mudra: ringing the vajra bell

Seed syllable: TAM

Associated animal: Cobra

Poison: envy and fear

Realm: animals and titans

Magical function: all functions

Aggregate: volitions

Tara 36” x 46” 2007 © On permanent display at Bristol Buddhist Centre

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