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Who is Yellow Tara?

by Eddy Hsu November 11, 2023

Who is Yellow Tara?

Yellow Tara (Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayuh Punya Jnana Pustim Kuru Svaha) is a prominent figure in Tibetan Buddhism.  She is one of the twenty-one Taras, a group of female deities who play significant roles in Buddhism.  Taras are female Bodhisattvas associated with compassion and enlightened activity. There are various forms of Taras, each with its own attributes and symbolism. Yellow Tara is known by other names such as Ekajati and Rangjung Gyalmo.

Yellow Tara is often depicted as a wrathful and powerful deity, representing the ferocious aspect of compassion. She is considered a protector and a remover of obstacles. The name "Ekajati" translates to "One Braid of Hair," symbolizing her single-pointed focus and determination.

The practices related to Yellow Tara are often employed for overcoming obstacles, dispelling fears, and gaining courage and strength. Like other forms of Tara, she is seen as a compassionate force that aids practitioners on their path to enlightenment. It's important to note that the significance and practices associated with deities can vary across different Buddhist traditions.



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