Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 3
Photo 3 of 85 in Gallery: Hindu Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Tara (lalitasana posture)
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Tara, from the 19th century A.D.—Among the female divinities, Tara becomes the most popular deity. This image is seated in lalitasana on the double lotus base with her right hand in varadamudra symbolizing supreme generosity and her left hand is poised at the heart (hridaya) and holds a stem of lotus flower (kamala-nala).
Tara can also be spelled as Tārā (तारा).
The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu bronze sculpture (dhatu-kala) section.