Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayurjnana Punye Pushting Svaha is the mantra most often recited to invoke the White form of Tara. There are 21 manifestations of Tara, including the White Tara. Also known as the Dolma, the Mother of all Buddhas, and the Mother of Liberation, Tara is depicted both as a bodhisattva and a female Buddha. In some avenues of Buddhism, like Mahayana Buddhism, Tara is depicted as being a bodhisattva, which is a Buddhist who is on the cusp of enlightenment. In the teachings of Vajrayana Buddhism, however, Tara is depicted as being a female Buddha, which means that she has attained true enlightenment.
White Tara is the Tara associate with compassion and long life. The White Tara mantra is very often chanted with an individual in mind, in order to entreat Tara to bless them with the long life and the compassion that they need to overcome obstacles.
While Green Tara is pictured as stepping down onto a lotus, which is symbolic of her stepping into offer assistance and guidance, White Tara is typically depicted with both legs folded under her as she meditates. She is shown as having seven eyes, on the palms of her hands, soles of her feet, and on her forehead, as a symbol of the watchfulness that comes from a mind that is compassionate.
The White Tara mantra of Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayurjnana Punye Pushtim Kuru Svaha is similar to the Green Tara mantra of Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha, with Om and Svaha on the front and end of both mantras. While the exact meanings and translations of these types of mantras can be incredibly difficult to convert to English, there are several representations that are often associated with the syllables in the mantra.
Whether recited for oneself or to entreat Tara to guide a friend, relative, or teacher to good health and prosperity, the White Tara mantra is a powerful and all-encompassing mantra.