Aarya Tara

At Swoyambhu Stupa Permises there are 5 Buddhas and 5 Taras Statues put in together to form a circle in the stupa.

6. Green Tara

She is also known as “Aarya Tara”. Green Tara is usually depicted as a compassionate being ready to step down from her lotus throne to offer comfort and protection from all of the sufferings we experience in the world.

She is shown “in a posture of ease and readiness for action. While her left leg is folded in the contemplative position, her right leg is outstretched, ready to spring into action. Green Tara’s left hand is in the refuge-granting mudra (gesture); her right hand makes the boon-granting [giving] gesture. In her hands she also holds closed blue lotuses (utpalas), which symbolize purity and power.”


Harati Temple

Five Buddhas

Map of Swayambhu