Mahacinatara, Tara of Tibet, is a Buddhist (Mahayana) and Lamaist (Tibet) goddess. She is an emanation of Aksobhya and, in Lamaism, a fearsome form of the Varjayana goddess, Ekajata, who may be depicted with up to twelve heads and twenty-four hands. She stands upon a corpse. Her attributes are the arrow, ax, blue lotus, bow, cup, image of Aksobhya on crown, knife, skull, snake, staff, sword, tiger skin, and trident. She is three-eyed. A.G.H.


Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993, p. 151