WHITE TARA (DOLMA
Tara is the female deity
of the Buddhist Pantheon. White Tara was born from a tear of the
Boddhisatwa of compassion, Avalokiteswora. She holds a very prominent
position in Tibet and Nepal. Tara is believed to protect the human
beings while they are crossing the ocean of existence.
Among the two forms of Tara. White
Tara is regarded as consort of Avalokiteswara. Some times of Vairochana.
She is portrayed usually seated, dressed and crowned like a Boddhisatwas.
And sometime she is regarded as Saptalochana or seven eyes Tara. Extra
eyes on her forehead, palm, and feet and lotus flower at one or both of
her shoulder. She is seated in full Vajra Posture. Her right hand will
be in boon conferring posture, her left hand in teaching gesture holding
the stem of the lotus. She is wearing all sorts of precious ornaments
and looks beautiful. The practice of White Tara is basically performed
in to prolong life as well as for healing purpose.