Our set of eight Tibetan auspicious symbols will make an excellent addition to your Buddhist altar. This set of hand painted Tibetan auspicious symbols carries a very important significance in Tibetan Buddhism. As a result, the symbols will make a great contribution to your practice and also your Buddhist art collection. Indeed, for many centuries these Tibetan symbols have been used as ceremonial items during important events in both India and Tibet.
The Eight Tibetan Auspicious Symbol Meanings
Right Turning Conch – the right turning coil of the conch shell symbolizes being in harmony with the universe. This is because the planets and stars orbit to the right.
Auspicious Knot – The auspicious knot is endless and symbolizes the infinite nature of the Buddha’s teachings. Additionally, it represents the never ending cycle of cause and effect.
Golden Fish – The 2 golden fish represent the ability to swim through the sea of suffering. Additionally, they symbolize the importance of fidelity in marriage.
Treasure Vase – Similar to the ancient fable about the water pot that never empties, the treasure will never run out no matter how much you take out. This symbolizes the never ending teachings of the Dharma.
Banner of Victory – This item symbolizes the Buddha’s ultimate victory over the demon Mara. There are many different versions seen on the rooftops of Tibetan monasteries.
White Umbrella – The white umbrella represents the protection the Dharma provides in all of the realms.
Lotus Flower – A lotus flower is a very important symbol in Buddhism. It symbolizes the ability to rise above the murkiness of existence and obtain the ultimate freedom.
Golden Wheel – this is also known as the Dharmachakra and this is the wheel that the Buddha set in motion after he obtained enlightenment.