Tara (Sanskrit, “star”) is a Buddhist goddess and boddhisattva. She is characterized by her compassion and is especially popular in Tibet, Nepal and Mongolia. She is known as the “mother of liberation”, and represents the virtues of success in work and achievements.?According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. There are many forms of Tara, including various popular lists of 21 different emanations of Tara. According to Sarvajnamitra she has a universal form (visva-rupa), that encompasses all living beings and deities, and which changes with the needs of each being.