Silk Framed White Tara with Medicine Buddha Thangka Art is hand-painted and is painted on Cotton Canvas in Kathmandu Nepal. White Tara is also known as Sita Tara.
White Tara is presented at the center of the thangka. Shakyamuni Buddha is presented at the top left corner of the White Tara in the thangka. Vajrasattva is presented at the top of the White Tara in the thangka. Medicine Buddha is presented at the top right corner of the White Tara in the thangka. Two standing goddesses are presented at the bottom left and bottom right corner of the White Tara in the thangka.
Iconography of White Tara
White Tara’s embodiment of peace is directed through loving compassion. From her serenity, she lends grace and dignity to situations and encourages the good to arise in all circumstances and situations.
The extra eye on her forehead, on the palms of her hands & the soles of her feet, represent her ability to see and understand the sufferings of all beings & her omniscient compassion toward the suffering.
Mantra of White Tara
The mantra of White Tara is Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayur Pune Gyana Puntin Kuru Swoha.
Iconography of Shakyamuni
Shakyamuni Buddha is presented at the top left corner of the White Tara in the thangka. His left hand is in the lap holding a begging bowl while the right arm is extended across the leg with the fingers touching the earth.
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
The mantra of Shakyamuni is Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha.
Iconography of Vajrasattva
Vajrasattva is presented at the top of the White Tara in the thangka. Vajrasattva is pure white in color and is sometimes known as the Prince of Purity. His name means “Adamantine Being”, or more poetically “Embodying Reality”.
He is a member of the Vajra family of Aksobhya which also includes Vajrapani. He is depicted as a young man in the prime of life, with all the silks and jewels of a wealthy prince.
In his right hand, he delicately balances a vajra at his heart. In his left hand, he holds a bell at his waist. The vajra represents Reality, and Compassion; while the bell represents Wisdom.
Vajrasattva is said to have originated from the seed syllable Hum and is generally invoked to remove the obscuration of Kleshavarana and Jneya Avarana.
His hundred-syllable mantra is very efficacious in purifying our defilements through confession practice. It is said if confession is done with the four opponent powers, then non-virtuous actions or obscurations will be purified.
Mantra of Vajrasattva
The mantra of Vajrasattva is Om Vajrasattva Hum.
Iconography of Medicine Buddha
Medicine Buddha is presented at the top right corner of the White Tara in the thangka. Medicine Buddha is the popular term for Bhaisajyaguru and refers to healing blue light transmitted by his representation and conception. Bhaisajyaguru means “Master of Blue Light”.
His healing energy is transmitted through a blue light wavelength called Vaydurya light. Medicine Buddha radiates this healing energy. Think of the light as internal chakra energy.
Mantra of Medicine Buddha
The mantra of Medicine Buddha is tayatha om bekandze bekandze maha bekandze radza samudgate Soha.
|Size||125 x 91cm|
|Material||Cotton Canvas & Natural Color|