White Umbrella Tara has the awe-inspiring majesty and radiates light. Taking the white parasol as Samayamandala she protects all beings.
She has beautiful face and two arms. She holds a parasol in her hand as the major religious instrument.
It is said that in extremely hot India aristocrats and leading monks used the parasol to avoid being exposed in the sunlight. The parasol is one of the seven treasures and eight auspicious things. It helps eliminate evil thoughts and symbolizes that the Buddhist virtues shine on all beings.
White Umbrella Tara
2000, 63 x 46 cm
canvas, mineral pigments, gold, brocade, silk
Property of A. Ivaschenko (China)