Green Tara tangka with green brocade
Green Tara is the enlightened female energy. Mother of all buddhas, she is the object of great devotion. The right hand is in the mudra of supreme generosity. The left hand to the heart holds, between the thumb and forefinger, the stem of the utpala flower which blooms at the height of its ear. It is called "La Rapida" because when it is called, it immediately comes to the aid of the practitioner.