This Tara thangka displays the green manifestation, Doljang. Like the White Tara her hands are in vitarka mudra, but she is seated in the posture of relaxation. This is a common position for bodhisattvas. Her head emanates a rainbow aureole. She is a completely enlightened Buddha who in a previous life promised to appear, after enlightenment, in the form of a female bodhisattva and goddess for the benefit of all beings. Her primary activity is to protect from the 8 and 16 fears. Practiced in all Schools of Tibetan Buddhism her various forms are found in all classes of tantra - Nyingma and Sarma. She holds the blue night lotus, the utpala blossom, symbolizing the victory of wisdom over the senses. Doljang is invoked to assist in liberation, her golden green color pointing to her power in performing actions by extinguishing jealousy and war. Measures 24" x 43.5", image 16" x 22".