The Buddhist ritual box is nicely designed with astamangala symbols being inscribed on it. These astamangal symbols are the sacred symbols for Buddhism and reflect the teachings and various events of Buddha. Here eight auspicious signs of Buddhism are nicely depicted. Astamangalas are the eight jewels of Buddhism, eight pillars of Buddhism. Astamangala (The Eight Auspicious Signs) are eight different aspects of Buddhism. They include White Parasal, Golden Fishes, Sankha, Dhvaja, Srivatsa, Kalasa, Padma, Chamaru. They appear all together or in part as a decorative motif in stone, wood, metal and painting. Astamangalas are believed to represent the gifts given by celestial beings to Sakyamuni following his attainment of Enlightenment. Umbrella or White Parasal 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 symbolizes beings rescued from the ocean of misery of earth. Whosoever practices dharma needn’t fear about 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. Dhvaja or The Victory Banner 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 symbolizes of the endless cycle of rebirth. It also represents the infinite wisdom of the Buddha and the union of compassion and wisdom. Kalasa or The Treasure Vase represents all spiritual wealth and is a sign of the inexhaustible riches available in the Buddhist teachings. 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 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.