Tara Bestower of Blessings
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha
"Born from a tear shed by the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara upon viewing the suffering of living beings, Tara manifests in many forms to rescue beings from the eight great terrors.
Within the darkness of unknowing, she is a radiant lamp. At the time of death, she is a cherished compassion. In the womb of rebirth, she is a comforting cave of light. For the child, she is a faithful spiritual friend, and for the Dharma practitioner, she is a matchless guide to realization.
Tara is seated on a lotus, ever ready to descend to aid living beings. Her left hand holds a lotus, emblem of compassion, and her right hand offers mercy to those in need. Above are the great Guru Pamasambhava, Amitayus, and Ushnishavijaya; below are the Mahabodhisattvas Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani." -back description