Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha is the Green Tara Mantra.
Known as the Dolma, the Mother of Liberation and also The Mother of All Buddhas, Tara is a female bodhisattva who is often depicted as a female Buddha in some aspects of Buddhism. For example in Mahayana Buddhism she is depicted as being a bodhisattva, which is reflective of a Buddhist who is on the cusp of enlightenment. In Vajrayana Buddhism, she is depicted as a female Buddha, so it can sometimes be challenging to come up with one definitive description or understanding of Tara.
There are several forms of Tara, including the following.
All of Tara’s 21 forms are all representative of different qualities. The ancient Tara mantra relates to all forms of Tara but is especially relevant to her Green Tara manifestation.
The Green Tara mantra is as follows: Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha. Like many of the mantras, it can be a challenge to find a literal English translation for them. There are however several contemporary interpretations that can be better understood.
There is a much more literal interpretation of the Green Tara Mantra that can often be a bit easier to best understand.
What this translates to, when put together is something to the effect of “Om! O Tara! I beg of you, O Tara! O swift one!”
Tara is thought to be a protective bodhisattva or perhaps a Buddha who will relieve us of our spiritual, emotional, and physical suffering. The Green Tara mantra has less of a direct meaning like you may find in prayers said in other religious followings, but is more an invocation of all that Tara is representative of. In Buddhism, females are often representative of wisdom more than compassion; however, Tara is one of the rare exceptions where compassion is more of a dominant trait. The Green Tara manta entreats to the compassion and the guidance that Tara can offer devotees.