The White Umbrella Deity is relied upon for protection; healing illness; dispelling interferences, spirit possession, and harmful forces; quelling disasters; averting obstacles; and bringing auspiciousness.
One serious result of the tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 was the damage to several nuclear reactors. Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a list of advice for those concerned about the effects of radiation and according to Rinpoche, the White Umbrella deity text can be reduced in size and worn respectfully on the body, such as in a small protective cloth or pouch around your neck. It could also be put on microfilm and worn like an amulet (if the text is reduced, the letters should still be clear).
This PDF contains the Practices of Arya Sitatapatra (White Umbrella Deity) in Tibetan formatted to be used as a wearable amulet.
The White Umbrella Deity, [Skt. Sitatapatra, Tib. gdugs dkar] is a powerful female deity. She has a thousand heads, arms, and legs, and has eyes on the palms of each of her hands and soles of her feet. Her two main hands hold a white umbrella and a Dharma wheel, and her other hands hold a multitude of weapons.
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