This is a magnificent representation of the powerful White Umbrella Goddess standing on a lotus and is completely surrounded by the flames of pristine awareness. She is white in color to illustrate enlightenment energy and she holds a White Umbrella with which to shield against catastrophe and sufferings. Adorned with sparkling jewels, this enchanting figurine rests on a rectangular base imprinted with the short version of her mantra Om Sarva Tathagata Ushnisha Sitata – Patre Hum Peh Hum Mama Hum Ni Soha.
The White Umbrella Goddess or Ushnisha Sitatapatra in Sanskrit, which translates as “The Victorious White Parasol“, is a form of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Like Avalokiteshvara in elaborate form, she also has a thousand eyes that watch over living beings, and a thousand arms that protect and assist them, symbolizing the power of active compassion and protection. She is shown holding a parasol, a symbol of protection and victory, which is why she is also known as the “Goddess of Victorious Parasol” or the “Goddess of the Glorious White Umbrella”. The white parasol represents the Goddess’ mantle of protective power, indicating her ability to protect sentient beings from natural catastrophes, diseases, and so forth. Her benign and beautiful form belies her ferocity as she is a fierce destroyer of enemies and demons. When called upon, this powerful deity offers protection against natural catastrophes, enemies, legal entanglements, diseases, poverty, curses, and evil spirits.
The rectangular base doubles as a secret compartment with which can be used to store your favorite trinkets or act as a wish-fulfilling box. Write down your wishes on a piece of paper and place them in the hidden compartment to enhance the chances for them to materialize.
One of the fastest ways to tap this great Goddess’ protection and blessing is to invite the Bejeweled White Umbrella Goddess into your home or place of work. Display her in a respectful place to safeguard against all sorts of calamities and misfortunes, including illnesses and spirit harm.