Meaning of TARA in English
A female manifestation in Tibet of Avalokiteshvara , the Bodhisattva of Compassion, whose Tibetan form is Chenrezig . She can appear in 21 different forms, which differ in attributes and are known by their color. She appears in both peaceful and wrathful manifestations. The most commonly appearing forms are Green Tara and White Tara. She is often revered as a yidam , guiding Vajrayana monks towards enlightenment. Included in her earthly manifestations are the two consorts of King Songtsen Gampo who brought Buddhism to Tibet in the seventh century, who is himself considered an manifestation of Chenrezig.
Buddhism English glossary. Английский глоссарий буддизма. 2012