White Tara is also known by the name “Cintachakra”. This translates into English as the “wish fulfilling wheel”. As a result, many devotees believe a White Tara statue may help to heal illness and enable longevity. However, Buddhists also believe that the laws of cause and effect apply to all events. Therefore, first and foremost White Tara statues would benefit those who are encouraged by her virtues.
White Tara is one of the 21 embodiments of the Bodhisattva Tara. Tara has a playful quality and she will sometimes appear to devotees who are too dogmatic about their Dharma vows. Her purpose is to encourage them to lighten up so they may progress more effectively. Additionally, White Tara encourages women to be more diligent in order to decrease the imbalance of male/female Buddhas. Indeed, she has vowed to only be reincarnated as a female until her desire is fulfilled.
Special Features of White Tara Statue
Our White Tara statues are imbued with her seven eyes. There is an eye on the palm of each hand and the sole of each foot. This is so that each of her actions will be carried out with virtue and wisdom. Additionally, she has a third eye in the middle of her brow so all of her thoughts will be imbued with virtue.
Our White Tara statue is adorned with the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. The intricate detail in the statue is on account of our artisan using the lost wax method of sculpture creation. For many centuries our Nepali sculptors have been the preferred choice of the Tibetan monasteries for their Buddha statues and ritual items. As a result, you can rest assured that you have procured a world class monastic quality Buddha statue. Click here to learn more about Tara statues.