Merigar Tara statue

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Merigar Tara statue

Postby dzogchungpa » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:25 am

In this video filmed at Merigar:

starting at 1 minute in a statue of what appears to be Tara is shown, which I find very appealing.
Does anyone know anything about this statue, e.g. who is the artist, what is the crystal ball about and so on?
I would also like to know if reproductions are available.
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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby Nilasarasvati » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:29 am

dzogchungpa wrote:In this video filmed at Merigar:

starting at 1 minute in a statue of what appears to be Tara is shown, which I find very appealing.
Does anyone know anything about this statue, e.g. who is the artist, what is the crystal ball about and so on?
I would also like to know if reproductions are available.



HM.

Most intriguing. A magnificent image, for sure.
The crystal ball is not an implement I've seen in any other Tara.
Yangchenma is depicted like this, but she has a Melong mirror that is sitting in a lotus at her ear, like all the other 2 arm taras.
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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby Stewart » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:48 am

dzogchungpa wrote:In this video filmed at Merigar:

starting at 1 minute in a statue of what appears to be Tara is shown, which I find very appealing.
Does anyone know anything about this statue, e.g. who is the artist, what is the crystal ball about and so on?
I would also like to know if reproductions are available.


This isn't Tara, it's Dakini Gomadevi, she is linked to ChNN's Longsal Terma.

http://www.thangka.ru/gallery/ge_goma.html
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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby dzogchungpa » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:56 am

OK, thanks.
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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby Nilasarasvati » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:04 am

wHoah! IS this dakini aforementioned anywhere else?
Should I even know about this?? :jawdrop:
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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby heart » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:22 am

dzogchungpa wrote:Does anyone know anything about this statue, e.g. who is the artist, what is the crystal ball about and so on?
I would also like to know if reproductions are available.


Here is the only place you can buy a Gomadevi statue.
http://shop.dzam.org/index.php?route=pr ... uct_id=135

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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby dzogchungpa » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:27 pm

OK, thanks. I was specifically interested in a reproduction of the statue shown in the video, but that is a nice one too. Does anyone know who the artist is?
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To educate the educated is notoriously difficult. - Jacques Barzun
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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby Pema Rigdzin » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:05 am

Nilasarasvati wrote:wHoah! IS this dakini aforementioned anywhere else?
Should I even know about this?? :jawdrop:


Yes, in the Dzogchen teachings... she's a lineage holder in the transmission of Dzogchen in this world. I believe she was either Indian or Oddiyanese. And reading her name or learning of her is just fine for anyone.
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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby MalaBeads » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:03 pm

Wow. Luscious.

What woman would not want to look like that??

A feast for the imagination for sure.

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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby dzogchungpa » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:41 pm

Here's a photo:
Image
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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby Nilasarasvati » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:01 am

MalaBeads wrote:Wow. Luscious.

What woman would not want to look like that??

A feast for the imagination for sure.

Yum.


Image

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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby MalaBeads » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:12 am

Oh, Nila,

You are so young!

:smile:
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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby Nilasarasvati » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:18 am

MalaBeads wrote:Oh, Nila,

You are so young!

:smile:


:roll: relatively, maybe. Why?
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Re: Merigar Tara statue

Postby MalaBeads » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:21 am

Nilasarasvati wrote:
MalaBeads wrote:Oh, Nila,

You are so young!

:smile:


:roll: relatively, maybe. Why?


Just commenting on the blush.

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