Also known as: Drolma Karpo
White Tara is beautiful, serene, and peaceful, just like the moon. She offers peace and prosperity, good fortune and sturdy health. White Tara heals illness, removes obstacles from the paths of devotees, and provides longevity. Meditating on her image is a conduit for healing and extending the life span. She provides assistance and support during difficult pregnancies.
In Tibet, White Tara is associated with the seventh-century Tang Dynasty Chinese Princess Wen Ch’eng, wife of Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo.
Iconography: White Tara is portrayed seated on the moon and a lotus rising from a lake. Her moon-white skin radiates an aura of light. She may have dark blue hair. The full moon forms her aura. Her right hand forms the gesture (mudra) of generosity while her left holds a lotus.
White Tara has seven eyes: three in her face and one in each palm and sole. The Seven Eyes of Wisdom enable her to see suffering, pain, anguish and despair in all realms of existence and to heal and eliminate them.
Attribute: Book resting on lotus
Flower: White lotus
Mantra: OM TARE TUTARE TURE MAMA AYUR JANA PUNTIN KURU SOHA
White Tara’s mantra provides healing, wisdom, longevity, and merit.
See also: Mae Thoranee; Tara (2); Tara, Green
From the Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.