This Thangka was hand-made in Kathmandu, Nepal. It measures 30*20 inches (75*50 cm) and weights 0.44 lbs (0.2 kg).
White Tara is the focal point of a thangka, with Amitabha Buddha at the top, and Aparmita and Namgyalma at the bottom right and left respectively.
|Weight||200 Grams – 0.44 lbs|
|Size||75*50 cm (30*20 inch)|
|Material||Cotton Canvas & Natural Color|
Iconography of White Tara
She extends her open hand to us in a gesture of utmost generosity, symbolizing her capacity to provide for both our spiritual and physical needs.
Her left hand is in a gesture of offering safety, security, and protection. She has seven eyes, one on each hand and foot, and the third eye on her face to demonstrate her awareness and response to suffering throughout the world; she is seated in a full lotus or vajra posture.
In her left hand, she grasps the stem of a white lotus flower, symbolizing her spiritual perfection and absolute purity of body, speech, and soul.
The mantra of White Tara
Iconography of Amitabha buddha
Amitabha buddha is presented at the top of White tara in the thangka. Amitabha is head of the Lotus Family, one of the oldest & significant of the Five Buddha Families. This family represents love, purity, compassion & peace. Amitabha Pure land is a place of infinite bliss & boundless light.
Amitabha Buddha is also one of the five Tathagatas representing the wisdom. Amitabha Buddha is also one of the five Tathagatas representing the wisdom of discriminating awareness. Amitabha Buddha is red in color. He is represented in the stupa facing to the west. He rides on a peacock symbolizing that he can take away the suffering of others just as the peacock eats poisonous plants and yet his tail shines forth.
Mantra of Amitabha Buddha
The mantra of Amitabha Buddha is Om Ami Dewa hr.
Iconography of Namgyalma
Namgyalma, also known as Ushnisha Vijaya, is depicted in the bottom right corner of White Tara in a thangka. This deity is associated with longevity and purification, and her mantra is said to have countless benefits.
It is said to be so strong that anyone who hears it will never again be born from the womb. Therefore, if animals listen to it, they will never come back to the lower realms of existence.
The mantra of Ushnisha Vijaya (Namgyalma)
Om Dhrum Soha Om Amrita Ayur Dade Soha
Iconography of Aparmita
Buddha Aparimita, who is red in color, is located in the bottom left corner of the white Tara thangka. He is well-known for granting long life to his devotees, and his two hands are in dhyana mudra while holding an ambrosia vase.
He typically adorns himself with the various symbols and decorations specific to a Sambhogakaya Buddha. He is never shown with a partner. He has a crown on his head and his body is adorned with Ushnisha and Urnakosh. Buddha Aparimita is invoked or worshipped for lengthening the life span or fast relief from dreadful diseases or from mortal danger.
In the Nepalese Mahayana tradition, the dharani of Buddha Aparimita is often recited by the devotees in the presence of dying patients the recitation of this dharani is said to be efficacious when carried out in utter sincerity.
It is said that the famous Madhyamika Buddhist philosopher Arya Nagarjuna had escaped his early death after the recitation of this dharani for one complete day and night.
The mantra of Buddha Aparmita
Om A Ma Ra Ni Dzi Wan Ti Ye Soha