Tarodbhava, Tārodbhava, Tara-udbhava: 1 definition


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Source: archive.org: The Indian Buddhist Iconography

Tārodbhava (तारोद्भव) or Tārodbhavakurukullā refers to one of the names of Kurukullā: one of the various (female) emanations of Amitābha having their Sādhana described in the 5th-century Sādhanamālā (a collection of sādhana texts that contain detailed instructions for rituals).—Her Colour is red; She has four arms.—Five Sādhanas differing but slightly from one another describe this form of Kurukullā designated as Tārodbhava Kurukullā in the Sādhanas.

Tārodbhava [according to the information supplied by the sādhanas], is red in colour with red garments, red ornaments and the seat of a red lotus. She has four arms. The two left hands show the abhaya-mudrā and the arrow, and the two right carry the bow and the red lotus. She sits in the vajraparyaṅka attitude and under the seat appear Kāmadeva and his wife riding on the demon Rāhu. She has a red aureole behind her, she wears the effigy of Amitābha on the crown, and resides in the Kurukulla mountain. She is in the fullness of youth and displays amorous sentiments. Sometimes she is seen charging a flowery arrow on the flowery bow, ready to strike.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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