This thangka is hand-painted on Cotton Canvas in Kathmandu, Nepal. It measures 82*76 cm (32*22 inch) and weights 0.3 kg (0.66 lbs).
White Tara is featured prominently in the center of the thangka.Amitabha Buddha is presented at the top of White Tara in the thangka. Aparmita and Namgyalma are placed at the bottom right and left corners of White Tara in the thangka.
|Weight||300 Grams – 0.66 lbs|
|Size||82*56 cm (32*22 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 is presented at the bottom right corner of white tara in the thangka. Ushnisha Vijaya is also known as Namgyalma. Namgyalma is a deity for long life and purification. Her mantra has infinite benefits.
It is said to be so powerful that anybody who hears it will never again be born from the womb. Therefore, if animals hear it, they will never again be reborn in the lower realms.
The mantra of Ushnisha Vijaya (Namgyalma)
Om Dhrum Soha Om Amrita Ayur Dade Soha
Iconography of Aparmita
Aparmita bottom left corner of white tara in the thangka. Buddha Aparimita is very popular in bestowing long life upon the devotees. He is red in color. His two hands are in dhyana mudra and hold an ambrosia vase.
He usually wears all the ornaments of different kinds peculiar to a Sambhogakaya Buddha. He is never depicted with any consort. He wears a crown and has Ushnisha and Urnakosh in his body.
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