This beautiful hand painted Tibetan thangka painting depicts White Tara སྒྲོལ་དཀར།. White Tara (Sitatārā) is a Bodhisattva of compassion and action, associated with practices designed to lengthen one’s lifespan and to overcome life-threatening challenges. She is worshiped by practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism to develop the qualities of compassion (karuṇā), loving-kindness (mettā) and emptiness (shunyata).
White Tara is depicted sat cross-legged in a meditative position atop of a blue lotus (Utpala) moon seat. She is notable for her 7 eyes, with a third eye in her forehead and the other four on the palms of her hands, and the upward facing soles of her feet. These eyes symbolise her compassionate vigilance, clear-sighted wisdom, and heartfelt compassion. Her left hand is poised in the protective mudra, and her right in the wish-granting mudra. In her left hand she holds the stem of a Utpala lotus flower.
The thangka is painted entirely by hand on cotton canvas using natural mineral and vegetable pigments with 24K gold details. The complicated designs, intricate brushstrokes, and extraordinary detail make these thangkas authentic works of Buddhist art. A true masterpiece, this traditional Buddhist painting is the perfect addition to your home, meditation space, room shrine or altar space.
Handcrafted by master local artists in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Size: Full canvas measures approximately 60x45 centimeters. Inside painted area measures about 55x40 centimeters.