In the Mahayana «Sitatapatra Sutra», she is called «Aparajita» or «undefeatable» and is also identified as a form of Goddess Tara from the Vairocana family and is also called Mahamaya, which is also the name of the Buddha's mother.
In other sutras, she is regarded as a female counterpart to Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. Like him, Sitātapatrā manifests in many elaborate forms: having a thousand faces, arms and legs, or simply as a feminine deity of great beauty.
Known foremost for her «white parasol» she is most frequently attributed with the «golden wheel». The auspiciousness of the turning of the precious wheel is symbolic of the Buddha's doctrine, both in its teachings and realizations.