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The 21 Taras

Home Nyurma Pamo Loter Yangchenma Sonam Tobche Tsugtor Namgyalma Wandu Lhamo
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Tashi Dorje Yulle Gyalma Thronyer Chen Rabzhima Rignag Tobjom Pagme Noma
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The fifth Tara is known as Wangdu Rigje Lhamo. She is Kurukulle in Sanskrit and Rigj6ma or Rigj6 Lhamo in Tibetan. Wangda means power of "gathering, summoning," or "magnetizing." We can think of it as attracting everything beneficial, to benefit all be­ings. Rigjema means "she who precisely understands everything" and Lhamo is "divine lady." So she is known as the Tara who precisely understands the power of magnetizing.

Kurukulle's practice is very extensively taught throughout Tibetan Buddhism. She is often named the "Red Tara" because of her color. Her Praise is:




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