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White Tara is an emanation of Tara who is connected with longevity. One calls on her for health, strength, and longevity.
Her white colour indicates purity, but also indicates that she is Truth complete and undifferentiated.
She wears the Bodhisattva ornaments.
She has seven eyes: the two usual eyes, plus an eye in the centre of her forehead and eyes in her hands and feet. These indicate that she sees all suffering and all cries for help, even in the human world, even in the worlds of pain, using both ordinary and psychic or extraordinary means of perception. She carries day lotuses.
This Tara is also known as Samaya Tara, meaning Vow Tara. This refers to Tara's vow to save all beings and also to our vow, which is a Bodhisattva vow like Tara's.