Tibetan White Tara Goddess Statue from NepalStatue of White Tara is made in Nepal by statue artists. The weight of the statue is 0.8kg and the size is 15 x 11 x 7cm.
The material used to make this statue is copper. She is sitting on the lotus throne. The right hand of White Tara is in the mudra of supreme generosity and the left holds with the thumb and forefinger the stem of a white Utpala to the heart with the petals blossoming at the ear.
White Tara Mantra
The White Tara mantra is Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayuh Punya Jnana Pastime Kuru Svaha.
This statue of white tara is partly fire Gold Gilded. The gold is gilded by the ancient process of gold gilding using amalgam Gold. This process of Gold gilding is known as Mercury Gold Gilding, Fire Gilding, or Fire gold plating(In Nepal).
Gold gilded by this process is very good for the copper statues, as the statue gilded by this process will retain the gold for a very long time. Gold Gilded by this process is comparatively expensive to the modern electrochemical plating but due to its durability, it is still a preferred choice for many collectors and practitioners alike.
In this statue Gold is applied to the body or the unmasked skin of the White Tara statue, a Golden color representing the skin color of the White Tara statue, and the color is painted on the cloth of the White Tara statue representing the color of traditional robe worn by Buddhist monks.
This is the ideal form of the statute for the practitioner as these statutes follow all the regulations required by the monastery.
Also, this White Tara statue has gold gilding on the shawl, the lotus flowers, and the base of the statue. This extra gold plating is popularly known as (Ga Cho Lu), which means Gold on the shawl.