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15.10 Ushnisha Sitatapatra

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Ushnisha Sitatapatra, the Goddess of the Victorious White Parasol, is a powerful independent deity. She manifests this power with her thousand faces, thousand arms. And thousand legs. Each face has three eyes, and the palm of each hand and the sole of each foot has its own eye. [...]

Thousand-Armed Ushnisha Sitatapatra is a special form of the goddess Tara, a female counterpart of the thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara.

Her iconography is probably one of the most complex in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. The goddess has many heads and legs as she has arms. She tramples on human beings, birds and animals.

She symbolize egocentric existence. She holds a victory banner in front of he chest in her two main hands, although according to the iconographic canon, her main attribute is an umbrella.

Ushnisha Sitatapatra, die weibliche Gottheit des Siegreichen Weißen Schirms, ist eine mächtige selbständige Gottheit. Sie manifestiert diese Macht mit ihren 1000 Gesichtern, 1000 Armen und 1000 Beinen. Jedes Gesicht hat drei Augen, jede Handfläche und jede Fußsohle ein eigenes Auge. [...]

Source: Wisdom and Compassion - The Sacred Art of Tibet - by Marylin M. Rhie and Robert A.F. Thurman
No. 176 - Page 319, 321

Special features of gold background Thangkas

Measurements: 15 x 20.1" | 38 x 51 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Color: Gold Backround Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors