A White Tara Thangka is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist painting or scroll that depicts the deity White Tara. White Tara is a revered female bodhisattva associated with compassion, healing, and long life in Tibetan Buddhism. White Tara is said to be a source of protection from suffering and is believed to bring about a long life. Her presence is said to bring serenity and healing to those who practice her teachings.
White Tara has a white complexion, symbolizing purity. She sits on a lotus throne, representing transcendence and enlightenment. Her right hand is in a gesture of generosity, reflecting her compassionate nature. Her left hand holds a white lotus, signifying spiritual perfection. She may also hold a vessel of water, a book of wisdom, or mala prayer beads. White Tara is adorned with divine apparel and jewelry, demonstrating her elevated virtues and divine nature. Her serene face shows her tenderness and peace, radiating grace and poise.
Devotees seek her guidance and blessings for long life, overcoming obstacles and cultivating compassion. Thangkas serve as a focus for devotion, inspiration and cultivating qualities of her enlightened nature.