Tara is one of the most popular female deities in Tibetan Buddhism. The main reason for this popularity is are here special protective functions.
In ancient Tibet, traveling outside the cities and villages was not without danger. Therefore, protection from danger was a very important matter.
The Tara protects against the Eight Great Dangers of Life.
Tara protects against eight specific dangers in people's everyday lives. However, each of the physical dangers corresponds to a mental state of mind:
|Physical Danger||Mental Danger|
|Poisonus Snakes||Envy / Jealousy|