Goddess who saves, blue hued, second of the ten Mahāvidyās – the wisdom
Goddesses. In her four arms, she carries a sacrificial sword, a severed head
or skull cup, a lotus and scissors. The scissors symbolise the bonds, entanglements
and unwanted habits that she cuts her devotees free from.
confused with Goddess Kāli, Devi Tāra is distinguished by the
blue hue, the garment of tiger skin and the lotus and scissors.