White Umbrella Goddess Mantra short version:
”Om Mama Hum Ni Soha.”
Ushnisha Sitatapatra mantra long version:
”TADYATHA OM ANALE ANALE
KHASAME KHASAME BHAYRE BHAYRE
SAUMA SAUME SARVA BUDDHA ADISHTANA
ADISHTITE SOHA OM SARVA TATHAGATHA
USHINISHA SITATAPUTRA HUM PHAT HUM MAMA HUM NI SOHA.”
Sitatapatra, also know as White Umbrella Goddess (or Dugkar), is a defender against supernatural danger. She is worshiped in both the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions. She is otherwise known as Ushnisha Sitatapatra.
She is a powerful independent deity as she was emanated by Gautama Buddha from his ushnisha. Whoever chant her mantra will be reborn in Amitabha’s pure land as well as gaining protection against supernatural danger and black magic.
She is one of the most complex Vajrayana goddesses. As per Miranda Shaw in the “Buddhist Goddesses of India”, Sitatapatra emerged from Buddha’s ushnisha when he was in Trayastrimsa heaven.
Like many other Buddhist deities, Sitatapatra is decked and crowned with the 6 ornaments of a Bodhisattva.
The Buddha declared her role to “cut asunder completely all malignant demons, to cut asunder all the spells of others…to turn aside all enemies and dangers and hatred.”
Her benign and beautiful form belies her ferocity as she is a ” wild, terrifying goddess, garlanded by flames, a pulverizer of enemies and demons.”
In the Mahayana Buddhism “Sitatapatra Sutra”, she is called “Aparajita” or “undefeatable” and is also recognized as a form of goddess Tara from the Vairocana family and is also called Mahamaya, which is also the name of the Buddha’s mother.
In other sutras, she is regarded as a female counterpart to Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion (or Chenrezig). Like him, Sitatapatra manifests in numerous elaborate forms: having 1000 faces, arms, and legs, or simply as a feminine deity of great beauty. Known foremost for her “white parasol” she is most frequently attributed with the “golden wheel”.
The auspiciousness of the turning of the precious wheel is typical of the Gautama Buddha’s doctrine, both in its teachings and realizations.
White Umbrella Goddess Mantra benefits:
Healing sickness, dispelling interferences and spirit harms, quelling disasters, and bringing auspiciousness. Additionally, reciting this mantra protects us against the bad intentions of people.
According to Tibetan spiritual teacher – Lama Zopa Rinpoche, one of the fastest methods to tap Goddess Sitataputra’s protection is to wear or have Her image in your house and chant this mantra regularly.