This Thangka was hand-made in Kathmandu, Nepal. It measures 30*11 inches (76*27 cm) and weights 0.44 lbs (0.2 kg).
White Tara is the focal point of a thangka, with Shakyamuni Buddha at the top, and Aparmita and Namgyalma at the bottom right and left respectively.
|Weight||200 Grams – 0.44 lbs|
|Size||76*51 cm (30*20 inch)|
|Material||Cotton Canvas & Natural Color|
Iconography of White Tara
White Tara is seen as a symbol of the Buddhas’ liberating and enlightened power, and she is thought to embody the compassionate nature of all mothers. Her love for those who suffer is said to be even stronger than a mother’s love for her children.
White Tara, the Mother of All Buddhas, is renowned for her quick responses to those who call upon her. Her meditation practice is said to bring about good health, longevity, courage, forbearance, and serenity. Practicing White Tara’s sadhana is often done to extend life and cure sickness. It is believed that since Arya Tara is the combined expression of the enlightenment of all Buddhas, her sadhana is easily achievable.
The mantra of White Tara
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
Iconography of Shakyamuni Buddha
Shakyamuni Buddha is depicted as the main figure in a thangka, with White Tara situated above him. His left hand is resting on his lap, holding a begging bowl, while his right arm is outstretched and his fingers are touching the ground.
His skin is golden in color, the eyes partially closed and the hair piled with a gold ornament adorning the top of the head.
A dot (bindi or “urna”) between the eyebrows and the earlobes is elongated and pierced. The shoulders are covered with an orange and red robe wrapped around the torso and legs and tied at the waist with a green sash.
Mantra of Shakyamuni Buddha
The mantra of Shakyamuni Buddha is Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha.