Tara, Goddess of Peace and Protection

Goddess Tara is probably the oldest goddess who is still worshipped extensively in modern times. Tara originated as a Hindu goddess, the Mother Creator, representing the eternal life force that fuels all life. There are many embodiments of Tara, but the best known are the White Tara and the Green Tara. The peaceful, compassionate White Tara gently protects and brings long life and peace. The more dynamic goddess, Green Tara is the “Mother Earth”, and a fierce goddess who overcomes obstacles, and saves us from physical and spiritual danger.In Sanskrit, the name Tara means Star, but she was also called She Who Brings Forth Life, The Great Compassionate Mother, and The Embodiment of Wisdom, and the Great Protectress. Adopted by Buddhism, she become the most widely revered deity in the Tibetan pantheon.   In Buddhist tradition, Tara is actually much greater than a goddess — she is a female Buddha, an enlightened one was has attained the highest wisdom, capability and compassion. . . one who can take human form and who remains in oneness with the every living thing.
The oldest reference to the goddess Tara, perhaps, is found in an ancient saga of Finland thought to be 5 million years old. The saga speaks of a group known as Tar, the Women of Wisdom.Goddess Tara is probably the oldest goddess who is still worshipped extensively in modern times. Tara originated as a Hindu goddess, the Mother Creator, representing the eternal life force that fuels all life.
A version of the Goddess Tara exists in virtually every culture. Indeed, it is said that the Goddess Tara will assume as many forms on earth as there are needs for by the people.http://www.goddessgift.com/goddess-myths/goddess_tara_white.htmd_8.jpg

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3 thoughts on “Tara, Goddess of Peace and Protection

  1. Hello, I read your articles about Tara.

    That reminds me a Green Tara Dzi Beads.

    You can see it on http://www.enijew.com/

    btw, I’m an insomniac, too.

    Sometimes, that’s a little bit painful and lonely but I try to enjoy the loneliness. 🙂

  2. I knew tara meant star. My husband is Hindu so I’ve learned quite a bit about Hindu mythology. But you have enlightened me. I had no idea Tara was a goddess let alone one of the oldest worshiped Deities.

    Great Great Great

    As always…

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