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Great Protectress Ushnisha Sitatapatra/White Umbrella

"Surrounded by flames and radiating indomitable energy, the great protectress Ushnisha Sitatapatra (Tib. Gdugs-dkar), stands on a blue lotus. She has a thousand heads and a thousand arms with an eye in the palm of each hand. 

In her main right hand she carries a flaming eight-spoked Dharma wheel and in her left a white umbrella, an auspicious emblem that protects living beings from the heat of desire. Below her feet are representations of greet, jealousy and other forces that bind one to suffering, all suppressed by Ushnisha Sitatapatra's boundless energy and compassion.

Directly above her is the Buddha Shakyamuni; in the circle to the right are White Tara and Green Tara, with one of the five great protectresses in the circle to the left are the Buddha Amitabha, White Tara, and the eight armed Ushnishavijaya, deities associated with longevity." -back description