The White Tara thangka represents the Buddhist deity White Tara, a loving and enlightened figure connected with longevity, healing, and knowledge. This thangka is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist scroll artwork, represents White Tara's holy attributes and assists practitioners in their meditation.
The White Tara thangka is painted on a canvas or silk background with brilliant and rich colors. White Tara is the center emphasis, reclining elegantly on a lotus throne, indicating her transcendence beyond earthly pain. She is typically shown with a slim form and rich jewelry, signifying her embodiment of beauty and elegance. She is shown with seven eyes, including the standard pair of eyes, an eye on her forehead, and eyes on her palms and soles. These eyes represent her all-seeing awareness and her capacity to respond quickly to the needs of sentient beings.
"Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayuh Punya Jana Pushtim Kuru Svaha"
This mantra is sung as a potent invocation to White Tara, asking her for blessings, protection, knowledge, and longevity. Practitioners seek the loving assistance of White Tara in their spiritual journey and in conquering difficulties and sorrow by chanting this mantra with commitment and intensity.