Twenty-One Emanations of the Goddess Tara


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 253

The enthroned Tara grants boons to devotees. She is surrounded by emanations displaying essentially the same iconography. In worship, each Tara is visualized as the bearer of different boons— the bringer of prosperity, the dispeller of sorrow, the destroyer of attachments. Below is a monk meditating on this visualization of White Tara and her emanations.

Twenty-One Emanations of the Goddess Tara, Stone with polychrome, Tibet

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