I got ‘Goddesses of the celestial gallery’ for my birthday (2010). It was quite a chore to take it home: it’s almost as tall as the desk I’m sitting on (see image below)! (aka Poster size)
Romio Shrestha portrays the main Tibetan Buddhist Goddesses (and a few Hindu ones) in dazzling colors that are meditative at the same time. It’s a feast on the eyes well combined with explanations.
Included are 9 cut out cards for quick reference of which goddess is what.
This Goddess is the great mother protectress from danger.
White Radiant Tara
Some of the most beautiful images in this gallery of Buddhist goddesses are the radiant Taras. This one is a white radiant Tara.
White Tara is the symbol of truth and purity and her help is similarly kind and pure.
Another beautiful radiant Tara. This one is nearly transparent in her radiance, which is symbolic for the fact that whatever we picture of the Goddess, it’s never quite what She is.
It’s added that once you can visualize Tara as pure light, you should try sound …
Buddhism in Tibet, where Romio Shrestha is from, is a mix of Hinduism and Buddhism. One aspect of this fusion is the worship of gods and goddesses that are usually seen as Hindu, like Kali.
This Goddess stands for necessary destruction.
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