sábado, 7 de outubro de 2017

Dhanada Tara or Wealth Granting Tara



Dhanada Tara or Wealth Granting Tara (Sgrol ma Nor sbyin ma) is quite famous in fengshui world, all thanks to the recommendations from Lillian Too, a famous fengshui book and magazine author from Malaysia, and a disciple of Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche.
Similar iconography to Bhagavati Prajnaparamita, Wealth Granting Tara is green with one face and four hands and appears within a celestial mansion, upon lotus and moon. Her first right hand displays the gesture of ultimate generosity, the second one holds a rosary. Her two left hands hold utpala and book. She is adorned with silks and jewels and sits in the sattva posture. She is surrounded by eight other Taras of various colors and appearances and the four door-keepers of her palace.

Yellow Tara





This is not a common goddess Bhrikuti or Yellow Tara from any set of 21 Taras from Indian lineages. She is also not featured in any fengshui websites or e-stalls.
This is Yellow Tara (with two attendants) from Shakyashri Bhadra tradition. On her right appears a special form of Yellow Jambhala and on her left appears a special form of Vaishravana.

quarta-feira, 4 de outubro de 2017

TARA DA PROSPERIDADE

Arya Tara Accomplishing Prosperity painted on tsakali initiation card. According to Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, her body and main face yellow in colour, right face white, back face blue and left face red, radiant, smiling beautifully. Having eight arms creating prosperity the first hand holds a victory banner marked with a jewel, second a wheel, third the stem of a red lotus with eight petals, and fourth a conch. The first left hand holds a vase, second a knot, third a fish, and fourth a parasol. In short, she is holding ashtamangala (Eight Auspicious Symbols). She wears heavenly attire as upper and lower garments, and adorned with all of the ornaments: a jeweled crown, earrings, choker, bracelets, anklets, armlets and necklace. The two legs are seated in a playful manner.

segunda-feira, 2 de outubro de 2017

Pitishvari Uddiyana Tara,

This beautiful sculpture, with an inscription in Chinese dates the creation of the sculpture to the Xuande Period of Ming Dynasty, 1425 to 1435, was previously identified and published in Hong Kong, Sothebys, 8th of April 2010, incorrectly as a form of Vajrayogini. 

She is known as Pitishvari Uddiyana Tara, also known as Uddiyana Tara and Uddiyana Ishvari Tara. This lineage was given to Mahasiddha Saraha by Dakini Vajrasana. It was given to Vinatabhadra, Sanghamashri, Lilavajra, Lotsawa Shakya Dorje, Ngonpawa, Wangchug Tsundru, and finally to Drogon Chogyal Phagpa. Shortly thereafter the lineage entered into the Taglungpa line and then meanders back out and eventually to Jonang Taranata.

quinta-feira, 28 de setembro de 2017

Chimé Pakma Nyingtik


FAMOSA ESTÁTUA DE TARA (DITA "QUE FALA") KATMANDHU NEPAL

FAMOSA ESTÁTUA DE TARA (DITA "QUE FALA") KATMANDHU NEPAL



Red Tara according to Bari Lotsawa tradition



"Holy Tara with a body red like the colour of ruby, having one face, two arms, and three eyes. The right hand holds a hook and the left a red utpala marked with a lasso. Youthful, sixteen years of age, and in the appearance of the best virini. Seated with the legs in sattva posture. Wearing jewel ornaments and various [coloured] garments, encircled by garlands of red rays of light."
~ Bari Lotsawa Rinchen Drag, taken from "The Collection of All Methods of Accomplishment" (sgrub thabs kun btus, Vol. 8, folio 687 [w23681]) by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgon Loter Wangpo
Photo: Red Tara according to Bari Lotsawa tradition