Tara Dispeller of Sorrow

Arya-shoka-vinodani-Tara, Tara Dispeller of Sorrow (Mya ngan sel ba’i Sgrol ma)

Homage to her, who spreads boundless joy
From the sparkling garland of lights on her crown.
With great peals of laughter from the syllables TUTTARE,
She brings demons and the world under her control.

On a red lotus and moon, from SA appears Red Tara with four arms. The first pair of hands are on the crown of the head with palms folded. The second pair hold a sword and the branch of an Asoka tree with red blossoms. The lord of the type is Amoghasiddhi.

Iconography by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

All images of the 21 Taras by Indian artist VV Sarpar.
Khyentse Foundation.