Tara is a female deity in both Hinduism and Buddhism who personifies compassion and offers salvation from the suffering of rebirth and death. She is thought to have been born of empathy for the suffering world and is regularly invoked for...
Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara is an ancient Neolithic Age site in County Meath, Ireland. It was known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the site of coronations, a place of assembly for the enacting and reading of laws, and for religious festivals...
Flann Sinna (r. 879-916 CE) was a High King of Ireland from the Kingdom of Mide (Meath) and a member of the Clann Cholmain, a branch of the Southern Ui Neill dynasty. His name is pronounced “Flahn Shinna” and means “Flann...
White Tara and Green Tara
White Tara and Green Tara, distemper on cloth painting, 1450-1500, Guge, Western Tibet. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Ireland is an island country located in the North Atlantic, bounded by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St. George's Channel. It is known as Eire in the Gaelic language, which comes from the old Irish Eriu, the name of a daughter of...
Top 5 Historic Day Trip Sites to Visit Close to Dublin
Ireland is filled with historical sites and monuments. The 'Emerald Isle' always has something new in store for those who venture there and are eager to learn about its fascinating past. Many sites have a mystical past told through legends...
Saint Patrick (5th century) is the best-known patron saint of Ireland and one of the most successful Christian missionaries in history. He is credited with expanding literacy in Ireland through the monastic orders he established, revising...
Statue of the goddess Tara. Bihar, 10th century. Indian Museum, Calcutta
Seated Green Tara
Goddess Green Tara seated with hand in a gesture of gift-giving (Varadamudra), gilt bronze with red pigment and gemstones, Southern Tibet, 14th century. The Art of Institute Chicago.
The Buddhist Goddess Tara
The Buddist goddess Tara, gold and silver figure from Java, 9th century. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.