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Who is Blue Tara?

by Eddy Hsu 11월 26, 2023

Who is Blue Tara?

Blue Tara (Om Tare Hrih 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.  More accurately, the twenty-one Taras are actually twenty manifestations of Tara.  Blue Tara is considered a wrathful manifestation of Tara.  The term "wrathful" in this context doesn't imply malevolence but rather a fierce and energetic form that is used to overcome obstacles and destroy negative forces.

Blue Tara is often depicted with a blue complexion and a fierce expression.  Blue Tara is seen as a protector and a swift, powerful force for transformation.  As with all variations of Tara, compassion and protective qualities are what attract her devotees.

In Tibetan Buddhism, each deity, including Tara in her various forms, is associated with specific qualities, attributes, and practices.  Devotees may turn to Blue Tara for assistance in overcoming obstacles, fears, and challenges on the path to enlightenment.  The practices associated with Blue Tara often involve rituals, visualizations, and mantra recitations to invoke her blessings and protection.

 



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