Green in Buddhist Color Symbolism




Green is in the middle of the visible, seven-color spectrum and thus epitomizes the qualities of balance and harmony. It is the color we relate to in nature, trees and plants.

Hence Green Tara's color represents a blending of white, yellow, and blue - colors which symbolize, respectively, the functions of pacifying, increasing, and destroying.

Green also denotes youthful vigor and activity, and the Green Tara is always shown as a young girl having a mischievous and playful nature.

The Buddhist Lord of karma (action), Amoghasiddhi, is also associated with this color, reiterating that green in Buddhist thought is the color of action.





Source

  1. Based on article by Nitin Kumar of Exotic India, used by permission.