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Tārā (Buddhist deity)


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  • Variants

    • Tārā (Goddess)
    • Dara (Buddhist deity)
    • Dar-Ėkh (Buddhist deity)
    • Дар-Эх (Buddhist deity)
    • Dara Ėkh (Buddhist deity)
    • Дара Эх (Buddhist deity)
    • Ārya Tārā (Buddhist deity)
    • Nogoon Dara Ėkh (Buddhist deity)
    • Ногоон Дара Эх (Buddhist deity)
    • T︠S︡agaan Dar-Ėkh (Buddhist deity)
    • Цагаан Дар-Эх (Buddhist deity)
    • Nogoon Dar-Ėkk (Buddhist deity)
    • Ногоон Дар-Эх (Buddhist deity)
    • White Tara (Buddhist deity)
    • Green Tara (Buddhist deity)
    • Khadiravani (Buddhist deity)
    • Saraswati (Buddhist deity)
    • Jetsun Dölma (Buddhist deity)
    • Rje bstun sgrol ma (Buddhist deity)
  • Additional Information

    • Descriptor

        Buddhist deity
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Tārā (Goddess)
  • Sources

    • found: An encyclopedic dictionary of Indian culture, 1992:page 1446-7 (Tārā, a deity in the Brāhmaṇical, Buddhist and Jaina pantheons; according to Buddhist Tantric concepts, the origin of Tārā is northern; the worship of Ekajaṭā, a principal incarnation of the deity, according to the the Sādhanamāla, was revived by Nāgārjuna; among the Bhotas (Tibetan) worship was already been prevailing; Tārā appears as counterpart of Avalokiteśvara; Tārā has been known in three forms, namely, Ekajaṭā̃, Nīlasarasvatī and Urgā)
    • found: Dara Ėkhiĭn magtaalyn nėėkh utga, 2002:title page (Дара Экчийн... = Dara Ėkhiĭn)
    • found: Tu̇rgėn avralt Dar-Ėkh, 2010:title page (Дар-Эх = Dar-Ėkh; Цагаан, Ногоон Дар-Эхийн... = T︠S︡agaan, Nogoon Dar-Ėkhiĭn...)
    • found: Mongol Nogoon Dara Ėkhiĭn tuuzh, 2011:title page (Ногоон Дара Эхийн... = Nogoon Dara Ėkhiĭn...)
    • found: White Tara empowerment, 2008:container (White Tara)
    • found: Sgrol ma nyer gcig gi bstod ʼgrel bzhugs so, 2016:title page (Ārya Tārā Buddhist deity)
    • found: Wikipedia, article on Tara (Buddhism), viewed 2018-12-04(Tara (Buddhism); Ārya Tārā or White Tara, also known as Jetsun Dölma (Tibetan: Rje-bstun-sgrol-ma) in Tibetan Buddhism, Tārā is a meditation deity worshipped by practitioners of the Tibetan branch of Vajrayana Buddhism; she remains popular in Tibet, Mongolia, Nepal, and Bhutan; today, Green Tara and White Tara are probably the most popular representations of Tara; Green Tara (Khadiravani) is associated with protection from fear; White Tara (Saraswati) is associated with longevity)
  • LC Classification

    • BQ4710.T3-BQ4710.T34
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Non-Latin script references not evaluated.]
  • Change Notes

    • 2018-05-29: new
    • 2019-01-12: revised
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