Monday, August 12, 2019

The Twenty-One Taras and their individual Mantra for evoking different types of help

Tara has 21 primary emanations, each of which performs different activities such as pacification, increase and so forth. 

The different colors of these 21 Taras correspond to the 4 different types of enlightened activity. 

"Tara is the female Buddha of enlightened activity, of which there are 4 types: pacifying, increasing, overpowering and wrathful. Each of these is represented by a different color:

·      White represents the enlightened activity of pacifying, for example overcoming sickness, causes of untimely death and obstacles to success in one's life or one's practice.

·      Yellow represents the enlightened activity of increasing the positive qualities conducive to a long life, peace, happiness and success in one's Dharma practice.

·      Red represents the enlightened activity of power, or overpowering external forces that cannot be tamed through the first two activities, for example, removing obstacles to sickness, untimely death, etc., and forcefully accumulating conducive conditions for one's Dharma practice.

·      Black represents the enlightened activity of wrath, which involves using forceful methods for accomplishing activities for enlightened purposes that cannot be accomplished through other means."


Here are the 21 Tara Mantras for evoking different help. 

01. The Green Tara (source of the other twenty emanations.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OṀ TĀRE TUTTĀRE TURE SVĀHĀ

02. The Tara who Averts Disasters.

ཨོཾ་བཛྲ་ཏཱ་རེ་སརྦ་བི་གྷཱན་ཤཱནྟིཾ་ཀུ་རུ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔

OṀ VAJRA TĀRE SARVA BIGHĀNAN SHANTIṀ KURU SVĀHĀ

03. The Tara Who Averts Earth–born Calamities.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་མ་མ་སརྦ་ལྃ་ལྃ་བྷཱ་ཡ་ཤཱནྟིཾ་ཀུ་རུ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OṀ TĀRE TUTTĀRE TURE MAMA SARVA LAṀ LAṀ BHĀYA SHĀNTIṀ KURU SVĀHĀ

04. The Tara Who Averts Destruction Caused by Water

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་མ་མ་སརྦ་བྃ་བྃ་ཛ་ལ་བྷཱ་ཡ་ཤཱནྟིཾ་ཀུ་རུ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OṀ TĀRE TUTTĀRE TURE MAMA SARVA BAṀ BAṀ JHALA BHĀYA SHĀNTIṀ KURU SVĀHĀ

05. The Tara Who Averts Destruction Caused by Fire.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུ་ཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་མ་མ་སརྦ་རྃ་རྃ་ཛྭ་ལ་བྷཱ་ཡ་ཤཱནྟིཾ་ཀུ་རུ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OṀ TĀRE TUTTĀRE TURE MAMA SARVA RAṀ RAṀ JHALA BHĀYA SHĀNTIṀ KURU SVĀHĀ

06. The Tara Who Averts Destruction Caused by Wind.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་མ་མ་སརྦ་ཡྃ་ཡྃ་ཙ་ལ་བྷཱ་ཡ་ཤཱནྟིཾ་ཀུ་རུ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OṀ TĀRE TUTTĀRE TURE MAMA SARVA YAṀ YAṀ JHALA BHĀYA SHĀNTIṀ KURU SVĀHĀ

07. The Increasing Tara.

ཨོཾ་རཏྣཏཱ་རེ་སརྦ་ལོ་ཀ་ཛྙཱ་ན་བིདྱཱ་དྷ་ར་བྷ་ར་དྷི་རི་དྷི་རི་ཧྲཱིཾ་ཧྲཱིཾ་ཛཿཛྙཱ་ན་པཱུཥྚིཾ་ཀུ་རུ་ཨོཾ༔
OṀ RATNA TĀRE SARVA LOKA JÑĀNA VIDYĀ DHARA DHARA DHIRI DHIRI HRĪ HRĪṀ JAḤ JÑĀNA PŪṢṬIṀ KURU OṀ

08. The Tara Who Averts Danger from Thunderbolts.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་མ་མ་སརྦ་ཨེ་ཨེ་མ་ཧཱ་ཧ་ན་བྷཱ་ཡ་ཤཱནྟིཾ་ཀུ་རུ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA SARVA EH EH MAHA HANA BHAYA SHANTIM KURU SOHA

09. The Tara Who Averts Destruction Caused by Weapons.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེཏུ་ཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་མ་མ་སརྦ་ཏིག་ཏིག་ཏཱཀྵྞ་རཀྵ་རཀྵ་ཀུ་རུ་སྭཱཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA SARVA TIK TIK TIKSHANA RAKSHA RAKSHA KURU SOHA

10. The Tara Who Averts Imprisonment by Kings.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུ་ཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་མ་མ་སརྦ་རཱ་ཛ་དུཥྚཱན་ཀྲོདྷ་ཤཱནྟིཾ་ཀུ་རུ་སྭ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA SARVA RADZA DUKTEN KRODHA SHANTIM KURU SOHA

11. The Tara Who Averts Evil Caused by Robbers.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེཏུ་་ཏྟཱརེ་ཏུ་རེ་སརྦ་ཙཽ་ར་བྷནྡྷ་བྷནྡྷ་ཏྲིག་ཐུཾ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SARVA CHORA BENDA BENDA TRIKTHUM SOHA

12. The Tara Who Increases Power.

ཨོཾ་པདྨ་ཏཱ་རེ་སནྟ་ར་ཧྲཱིཿསརྦ་ལོ་ཀ་ཝཱ་ཤཾ་ཀུ་རུ་ཧོཿ
OM PEMA TARE SENTARA HRI SARVA LOKA WASHAM KURU HO

13. The Tara Who Averts Evil caused by flesh eating Demons.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུ་ཏྟཱརེ་ཏུ་རེ་སརྦ་དུཥྚཱ་ནབི་་གྷྣཱན་བྃ་ཕཊ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SARVA DUKTEN BIGHANEN BAM PHE SOHA

14. The Tara Who Averts Evil Affecting Elephants

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུ་ཏྟཱརེ་ཏུ་རེ་སརྦ་ཧཾ་ཧཾ་དུཥྚཱན་ཧ་ན་ཧ་ན་ཏྲཱ་ས་ཡ་ཕཊ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SARVA HAM HAM DUKTEN HANA HANA DRASAYA PHE SOHA

15. The Tara Who Averts Evil Caused by Lions.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་སརྦ་ཧེ་ཧེ་ཙ་ལེ་ཙ་ལེ་བྷནྡྷ་ཕཊ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SARVA HE HE TSALE TSALE BENDA PHE SOHA

16. The Tara Who Averts the Danger of Snakes.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་སརྦ་བིཥ་ཙ་ལ་ཡ་ཧ་ར་ཧཱ་ར་ཕཊ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SARVA BISHA TSALAYA HARA HARA PHE SOHA

17. The Wrathful Tara

ཨོཾ་ཀརྨ་ཏཱ་རེ་སརྦ་ཤཱཏྲཱུན་བི་གྷྣཱན་མཱ་ར་སེན་ཧ་ཧ་ཧེ་ཧེ་ཧོ་ཧོ་ཧཾ་ཧཾ་བྷིནྡྷ་བྷིནྡྷ་ཕཊ༔
OM KARMA TARE SARWA SHATRUM BIGHANEN MARA SENA HA HA HE HE HO HO HAM HAM BINDA BINDA PHE

18. The Tara Who Heals Sickness.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་སརྦ་ཛྭ་ར་སརྦ་དུཿཁ་པྲ་ཤམ་ནཱ་ཡེ་ཕཊ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SARVA DZARA SARVA DHUKA TRASHA MANAYA PHE SOHA

19. The Tara who averts untimely Death.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་བཛྲ་ཨཱ་ཡུ་ཥེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE BENDZA AYUKHE SOHA

20. The Tara Who Bestows Prosperity.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་ཛམྡྷེ་མོ་ཧེ་དྷི་ཧྲཱིཿསྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE DZAMBHE MOHE DANA MEDHI SHRI SOHA

21. The Tara Who Averts the Fear of Failure.

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟཱ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་སརྦ་ཨརྠ་སིདྡྷིསི་དྡྷི་ཀུ་རུ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SARVA ARTA SIDDHISIDDHI KURU SOHA

May I pray that the mantra that you recite with deep faith evoke Tara’s blessing to protect all sentient beings.


Source: From the sgrol ma ‘jigs pa kun sel contained within the thugs sgrub bar chad kun selgterma cycle, revealed by Terchen Orgyen Chokgyur Lingpa

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