A Tibetan mother goddess.
One of the agents of reincarnation.
The ancestral goddess of Tibet. She mated with a monkey and bore six
children. Those children were fed a special food, causing them to shed
their tails and fur. They would become the first Tibetans.
(Kadomas, the) The five orders of Tantric goddesses who preside over various
psychic forces invoked in Tantric Yoga rituals. The Vajra (Divine) Dakinis
represent East, peacableness and love, their colours are white or blue.
The Ratna (Precious) Dakinis represent South, grandness and compassion,
their colour is yellow. The Padma (Lotus) Dakinis represent West, fascination
and affection, their colour is red. The Karma (Action) Dakinis represent
North, sternness and impartiality, their colour is green. The Buddha (Understanding)
Dakinis represent the Centre, enlightenment, and their colour is dark
blue. They are described as majestically beautiful and graceful.
(White Tara) One of the most accessible and popular figures in the Tibetan
Pantheon, her aspects range from trancendental wisdom to the erotic. She
is depicted according to her aspects - riding a lion with the sun in her
hand; under a starry sky on a lotus throne; as an attractive, lightly
clad woman wearing a tiara and clasping a lotus blossom in her left hand,
her right hand extended in a gesture of giving. She is known as 'the Tara
with the Seven Eyes'.
(Vajra-Yogini) The chief tutelary goddess of the practices of Tibetan
Tantric yoga. She is the personificaiton of spiritual energy and feminine
occult power, psychic heat and the Kundalini force. She is visualized
as bright ruby red (the Radiance of Wisdom), nude, with three eyes, dancing
with one foot on the chest of a prostrate human form. She wears the Halo
of the Flames of Wisdom.
('She of the White Raiment') A form of the mother goddess.
A Tibetan and Nepalese goddess of the Brahmins, the protectress of mothers
The goddess of the mystic cults and of wisdom. She is depicted with a
She was a cannibal of children until her conversion to Buddhism (by the
Buddha), she then became the protectress of children.
A Tibetan and Hindu cemetary goddess.
Regarded as primordial women who were 'entirely human and fair to look
upon'; taken as wives by an earlier race of men. They were ver kind to
mortals, and had the ability to walk on air.
The Tibetan Mother of Fiends, she controls innumerable Earth-demons. She
must be propitiated in complicated ways to ensure protection of the household.
Dances the Rhythms of Wisdom...and connotes both carnal and spiritual
love (the two are mystically the same in Tibetan tantra). She dances
upon and suppresses the demon Rahu (representing Ignorance). Her bow
and arrow pierce through difficulties; her lower right hand offers the
mudra of reassurance. She promotes wealth and well-being for her devotees.
(Lasema, Sgeg-Mo-Ma) A Tibetan goddess of beauty, depicted holding a mirror.
One of three creator goddesses. The other two are Ui Tango and Ninguerre.
One of three creator goddesses. The other two are Nguntre and Ui Tango
The Female Buddha, Her grace embodies the feminine aspect of the supreme
Buddha and offers a sublime metaphor for your own meditation. She is Goddess
of Transcendental Wisdom, similar in importance to Saviouress and Mother
Sanskrit name of Kuntu-bzang-mo, mother goddess in BARDO mysticism.
A rain goddess.
Goddess called upon as a protector of herds, often depicted with the face
of a lion.
Goddess of beauty, often depicted holding a mirror
Tara is the Mother Goddess who answers human supplication. The shining
figure Sita Tara was born of a single tear of compassion shed by Avaloketishwara
on seeing the suffering of humanity. Tibetan Buddhism numbers 21 Taras,
often featuring seven all-seeing eyes of compassion (three in the forehead,
one in each palm and foot sole).
Red Tara transforms suffering into healing and courage. White Tara promises,
the mild form of the goddess, health, long life and prosperity. Green
Tara promotes growth, solves practical problems and protects our everyday
world. Black and Red Taras are fiercer guises. Here the deity may use
suffering to foster the devotee's healing and courage. But even in Her
wrathful aspect, Tara's role is to dispel the fear of death and foster
the evolution of compassion. Tara brings the Wisdom of Compassion.
In Hindu mythology, Tara was an astral goddess who was the wife of Brihaspati.
A heavenly adventure was played out in the night sky when Soma, the moon,
lusted after and abducted Tara, who was the pole star, from Brihaspati,
the planet Jupiter. Soma kept Tara hostage, not releasing her at either
the urging of Brihaspati or even Brahma. The gods rallied against Soma,
who called on the asuras to be his allies, and a mighty war erupted. Before
both sides could wipe each other out, Brahma again tried to intervene,
and this time Soma listened and freed his captive. She returned to her
husband, but she was pregnant, and would not say who the father was. Brihaspati
refused to accept her back until the child was born. At that moment, the
child heard the ultimatum and was born instantly. He was brimming with
power and beauty, and both Soma and Brihaspati claimed the child as his
own son. The boy grew weary of the bickering over him, and was ready to
utter a curse, but Brahma once again came to the rescue. He calmed the
child down, then gently asked Tara who the father was. Tara confessed
that it was Soma. Soma welcomed his son and named him Budha, who became
the planet Mercury.
The Mother goddess, first of the gods to exist.
One of three creator goddesses. The other two are Nguntre and Ninguerre.
Goddess of wisdom.
Goddess of wealth.