- Lokta, botanically known as Daphne Bhoula or Daphne papyracea is an indigenous plant of Nepal. It is found at an altitude of 6500 feet to 9500 feet from sea level. The bark of the Lokta is used as raw materials to make for ages. Lokta plant is harvested by cutting its stem at ground level without destroying the main root. Lokta regenerates naturally and normally takes 2 to 3 years. Hence, there is no adverse effect on the forest ecology.
- Tara, known as the Swift Liberator, represents the principle of Active Compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. Her name in Tibetan is Drolma, the Mother Who Rescues. Tara is her name in Sanskrit. We see her seated on a lotus arising from a pool, for she (together with White Tara) is said to have arisen from the tears of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of love and compassion, as he wept over the suffering in the world. Green Tara sits in a royal ease posture, a calm, radiant, sensual young woman, clothed in flowing, silken skirts, a white half blouse, and rainbow stockings. She is elegantly adorned with flowers, gold, and jewels, for her radiance and splendor are that of wisdom, compassion, and mercy, which she brings to the world. The ruby in her tiara’s center represents her kinship with Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light.
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