37. White Tara
Style: Gold (ser-thang)

White Tara symbolizes transcendent knowledge, perfect harmony, and longevity. This thangka contains the eight auspicious Buddhist symbols: a parasol, a pair of golden fishes, a treasure vase, a lotus, a conch shell, an endless knot, a banner of victory, and a golden wheel.

White Tara is also known to be the companion of AvalokiteĊ›vara and, at times,Vairochana. White Tara is seated in the padmasana pose and is adorned with jewels. She molds the Varadamudra by way of her right hand and holds a lotus with three blossoms in her left. The three blossoms of the lotus flower represent the past, present and future Buddhas, allying White Tara with the spirit of the Buddha. White Tara has seven eyes, one on each palm and foot, and three on her face including one in the forehead symbolizing her omniscient vision.