White Tara is female Buddha of healing and compassion. This Tara is a protector and companion in healing. She is traditionally given to new born babies and all people in need of nurturing.
Goddess Tara is probably the oldest goddess who is still worshiped extensively in modern times. Tara originated as a Hindu goddess, a Great Goddess - the Mother Creator, representing the eternal life force that fuels all life. The peaceful, compassionate White Tara gently protects and brings long life and peace.
In Sanskrit, the name Tara means Star, but she was also called She Who Brings Forth Life, The Great Compassionate Mother, and The Embodiment of Wisdom, and the Great Protectorates.