very nice thanka!
Google picture backwards search resulted:
@_Barry seems to be right, it’s Dukkar.
Great, I look foward to reading about Dukkar. Many thanks!
" Dukkar in her full form is one of the most complex deities in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. Also known as Sitatapatra in Sanskrit, Dukkar is white in colour and her full form has 1000 faces, 1000 hands and 1000 legs.
Her main face is white, with a slightly wrathful expression. She has an eye in the palm of each hand. Her main left hand holds the handle of a white parasol unfurled above.
Held in her main right hand with the arm outstretched is a Dharma Wheel. Her 1000 legs, 500 on each side stand upon a host of worldly deities, animals and our worldly troubles.
Dukkar grants powerful protection from over 60 classes of spirits if we recite her mantra. It is said that prayer to Dukkar fortifies our body so strongly that spirits literally cannot invade. She is very healing and helps to strengthen the body against physical problems.
Dukkar’s practice is very effective for purifying the karma for being wrongly accused such as in arguments or legal cases. She will be beneficial for those who travel often and who are exposed to risks and dangers daily.
Her spiritual energy in the form of sound that helps to transform the mind (Mantra):
OM SITA TA PA TREY HUM PHET"
Very interesting, looks like @KhyungMar and @_Barry may both be right, this website has her name as Dukkar, but with Sitatapatra listed as the name below it (possibly a second name for her, or less comon name?)
The umbrella and white face, along with eyes in the hamds seems to be defining features.
Very cool about using her mantra ro protect us from Evil.
" The awe-inspiring Dukkar is an extremely efficacious female deity. According to scriptural sources, her all-powerful form emerged from the ushnisha or sacred crown protuberance of Buddha Shakyamuni, while he was in deep meditative absorption amidst the assembly of the gods in the Heaven of the Thirty-Three. Her supreme practice was popular in ancient India and has managed to retain its popularity to this day because it is extremely potent in averting obstacles for Buddhist practitioners.
In fact, Dukkar is invoked to protect practitioners from a wide range of problems and calamities ranging from attacks from malevolent spirits to unjustified legal suits. Her mantra is also said to repel negative interferences and purify negative defilements. Furthermore, her long mantra or dharani is traditionally worn in an amulet for protection, even in extremely dangerous circumstances, and it also has the power to alter adverse weather conditions. The protective blessings of Dukkar are invoked in a number of rituals such as her torma offering, fire puja, the creation of a protective circle, drawing of her mandala and her dharanis, which are often inserted into stupas and statues as highly sacred items.
The most commonly depicted form of Dukkar has 1,000 heads, 1,000 arms, 1,000 legs and thousands of eyes that oversee sentient beings. With her two central hands, she holds a Dharma wheel and a white parasol from which she takes her name. In her other hands she holds a multitude of various weapons. Her skin is radiant white in colour and her body is adorned with the various accoutrements of a bodhisattva."
heres a link on Sitatapatra:
Sitatapatra (Skt. Sitātapatrā; Tib. གདུགས་དཀར་, Dukkar, Wyl. gdugs dkar) is a female deity whose magical formulas (Skt. mantrapada) issued forth from the crown protuberance of Buddha Shakyamuni, while he was remaining in samadhi, in the assembly hall of the gods, in the heaven of the Thirty-Three.
Sitatapatra gained great popularity as a powerful method to avert obstacles in ancient India and has been continuously practised up to the present day. Sitatapatra is invoked to protect the practitioners against calamities and malignant beings. Reciting her mantra is said to avert evil influences and purify defilements. Her dharani is also said to have the power of protection when worn in an amulet, the power to alter the weather and offers immediate protection in adverse circumstances. Various rituals developed around the practice of Sitatapatra, such as the fire offering, torma offering, drawing mandalas, establishing protective circles, and her dharanis were often inserted as dharmakaya relics into stupas.
Sitatapatra is brilliant white, radiating with love and compassion and her body is adorned with various ornaments. In her most common form she is depicted with 1,000 heads, 1,000 arms, 1,000 legs and 1,000,000 eyes. In her two central hands she holds a dharma wheel and the handle of the white parasol from which she takes her name. In her other hands she holds a multitude of various weapons.