Tara With a Frown

Arya-bhrikuti-Tara, Tara with a Frown (Khro gnyer gyo ba’i Sgrol ma), for protection

Homage to her, who strikes the earth with her palms,
And crushes it mightily under her feet,
Who by HUNG and her wrathful glare,
Rules the beings of the sevenfold worlds.

On an orange lotus, sun and human corpse seat, from AT appears Blue Tara with three faces, black, white, and red. They frown and devour human intestines in their mouths. She has six arms. Her right hands hold sword, hook, and club. The left ones hold skull, noose and Brahma’s heads. She wears a crown and necklace of human heads and is adorned with tiger-skin and snakes. Outside, in the eight directions, shoots of jewel-trees grow. 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.