Samaya Yogini Tara

KAB 2024

Medium: Mineral and Gold on Cotton Canvas
Dimensions: 76 x 101 cm
Year: 2017

About the Art

Samaya Tara Yogini, a dark green deity in Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, is described as having a face with three eyes and eight hands. She holds an arrow, a Damaru, a knife, and a mudra of generosity. Her left hands hold a lotus blossom, a bow, a trident, and a skullcup. She wears a tiara made of five skulls, gold earrings, bracelets, anklets, and a necklace of fifty heads. She sits on a sun disc and lotus seat, with her foot on a flower blossom. Her serene posture is surrounded by the flames of pristine awareness, creating a powerful representation. She is a semi-wrathful form of the compassionate goddess Tara showcasing the destructive process involved in achieving enlightenment.

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