Tara is regarded as a Bodhisattva of compassion and action. She is the female aspect of Avalokitesvara and in some origin stories she emerges from his tears. Green Tara is known as the Buddha of enlightened activity.
Tara, or "She who liberates," is a female deity who is known for her swift protection for those who call upon her, and her enlightened activity and compassion. Yeshe Tsogyal was an emanation of Tara, and Tara is often considered to be the patron protector of Tibet. Of the twenty-one forms of Tara, Green is one of the most popular and is considered the main form of Tara and the source of all her manifestations.
Closely associated with Buddha Amitabha and Chenrezig, the Green Tara is considered the mother of all Bodhisattvas-- in fact, she loves all sentient beings as a mother would. According to Lama Tharchin, practicing Green Tara offers "protection from all of our fear and suffering, whether immediate or long-term". Her mantra is OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SO HA.
This is a finely printed Thangka, measuring 14" x 8".