Beautiful hand-painted thangka from Nepal depicting White Tara, Amitayus, and Namgyalma. These three are considered the three dieties of long life, for each one of their practices are extremely powerful for supporting life energy. Tara, or "She who liberates," is a female deity who is known for her swift protection for those who call upon her, as well as her enlightened activity and compassion. Tara has been known by many names: Sarasvati, Mandarava, Yeshe Tsogyal. Often considered the patron protector of Tibet, she is the female aspect of enlightened mind, the embodiment of absolute bodhicitta. Tara will never abandon a practitioner in need. White Tara, in particular, is related specifically to longevity and protection, so that one may be of ultimate benefit to self and others. Amitayus, a form of Amitabha, is another very potent force for sustaining longevity. And Namgyalma is one of the twenty one Tara's, who is also known for her swift medicine.
This lovely thangka can serve as a continuous inspiration for your practice, and for recognizing Rigpa (awakened heart-mind) within in each moment.
Top width: 26 3/8"
Lower dowel: 32 3/4"
Height: 42 1/2"
Image size: 14 1/2" x 19 5/8"