"Ashtamangala" Eight Auspicious Signs - Wall Plaque

"Ashtamangala" Eight Auspicious Signs - Wall Plaque

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  • Product Code :1398
  • Material :Brass, glass beads, turq
  • Size :9"H x 7"W
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    Here eight auspicious signs of Buddhism are nicely depicted in red colour.

    Astamangala (The Eight Auspicious Signs) are eight different aspects of Hinduism and Buddhism. They include White Parasal, Golden Fishes, Sankha, Dhvaja, Srivatsa, Kalasa, Padma, Chamaru.. These appear all together or singly as a frequent decorative motif in stone, wood, metal and painting. These astamangala are believed to represent the gifts given by celestial beings to Shakyamuni on his attainment of Enlightenment of Boddhahood. These astamangala (The Eight Auspicious Signs) symbols usually displayed during the performance of vrata ceremonies, consecration of house and an elaborate Fire sacrifice ceremony marked on paper, cloth or metal.


    Here is a brief description of astamangalas:


    Umbrella or White Parasal: It gives us protection from evil desires and embodies notions of wealth or royalty. It points to the "royal ease" and power experienced in the Buddhist life of detachment.


    Two Fishes or Golden Fish: The two fishes symbolizing beings rescued form the ocean of misery of earth. In general they represent good fortune. They also symbolize whosoever practices the dharma need have no fear to drown in the ocean of suffering, and can swim at ease like a fish in the water.


    The Conch or Sankha: The white Conch shell symbolizes the deep, far reaching and melodious sound of the teachings, suitable for all disciples at it awakens them from the slumber of ignorance.


    Dhvaja or The Victory Banner: It symbolizes the victory of the Buddha's teachings over death, ignorance, disharmony and all the negativities of this world.


    Srivatsa or Endless knot or Mystic diagram: Srivatsa or Endless knot or Mystic diagram symbolizes of the endless cycle of rebirth. It also represents the infinite wisdom of the Buddha, and the union of compassion and wisdom. Also, it represents the illusory character of time, and long life as it is endless.


    Kalasa or The Treasure Vase: It represents all spiritual wealth and is a sign of the inexhaustible riches available in the Buddhist teachings.


    Lotus: The Lotus is a symbol of purity both for the Hindus and the Buddhists. It is a symbol of complete purification of body, speech and mind.


    Chamaru: Chamura symbolizes Tantric manifestations. Made of yak tail attached with silver staff, it is used during ritual recitation and fanning the deities on an auspicious religious ceremony.

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    • Product Code :1398
    • Material :Brass, glass beads, turq
    • Size :9"H x 7"W

      Here eight auspicious signs of Buddhism are nicely depicted in red colour.

      Astamangala (The Eight Auspicious Signs) are eight different aspects of Hinduism and Buddhism. They include White Parasal, Golden Fishes, Sankha, Dhvaja, Srivatsa, Kalasa, Padma, Chamaru.. These appear all together or singly as a frequent decorative motif in stone, wood, metal and painting. These astamangala are believed to represent the gifts given by celestial beings to Shakyamuni on his attainment of Enlightenment of Boddhahood. These astamangala (The Eight Auspicious Signs) symbols usually displayed during the performance of vrata ceremonies, consecration of house and an elaborate Fire sacrifice ceremony marked on paper, cloth or metal.


      Here is a brief description of astamangalas:


      Umbrella or White Parasal: It gives us protection from evil desires and embodies notions of wealth or royalty. It points to the "royal ease" and power experienced in the Buddhist life of detachment.


      Two Fishes or Golden Fish: The two fishes symbolizing beings rescued form the ocean of misery of earth. In general they represent good fortune. They also symbolize whosoever practices the dharma need have no fear to drown in the ocean of suffering, and can swim at ease like a fish in the water.


      The Conch or Sankha: The white Conch shell symbolizes the deep, far reaching and melodious sound of the teachings, suitable for all disciples at it awakens them from the slumber of ignorance.


      Dhvaja or The Victory Banner: It symbolizes the victory of the Buddha's teachings over death, ignorance, disharmony and all the negativities of this world.


      Srivatsa or Endless knot or Mystic diagram: Srivatsa or Endless knot or Mystic diagram symbolizes of the endless cycle of rebirth. It also represents the infinite wisdom of the Buddha, and the union of compassion and wisdom. Also, it represents the illusory character of time, and long life as it is endless.


      Kalasa or The Treasure Vase: It represents all spiritual wealth and is a sign of the inexhaustible riches available in the Buddhist teachings.


      Lotus: The Lotus is a symbol of purity both for the Hindus and the Buddhists. It is a symbol of complete purification of body, speech and mind.


      Chamaru: Chamura symbolizes Tantric manifestations. Made of yak tail attached with silver staff, it is used during ritual recitation and fanning the deities on an auspicious religious ceremony.

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