Tara the Ripener

Arya-parichayika-Tara, Tara the Ripener (Yongs su smin mdzad Sgrol ma), for subduing hindrances

Homage to her, engulfed in a fire like the kalpa’s end,
Who sits in the midst of a wreath of flames.
Right leg stretched and left leg bent, she defeats all enemies
Of those who rejoice when the dharma wheel turns.

On a lotus and sun, from BRUM appears Red Tara, very fierce. Her first right hand holds a sword, the second an arrow. Her first left hand holds a wheel, the second one a bow. She is in the Alisha posture. The lord of the type is Amithaba.

Her specialty is to subdue hindrances and to protect from fear and danger. The verse praises her fierce posture of standing in a blazing wreath.

Iconography by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
21 Taras by Indian artist VV Sarpar.

Sources: Khyentse Foundation.
“How To Free Your Mind” by Thubten Chodron.