A set of eight hand painted Tibetan auspicious symbols will make an inspirational supplement to your practice rituals. This set of Tibetan auspicious symbols carries a very significant symbolic importance. See below for a basic description to each of the eight Tibetan auspicious symbols. For centuries they have been used as ceremonial items in India and Tibet.
Meanings of the Eight Tibetan Auspicious Symbols
Banner of Victory – The victory banner is a popular symbol in Tibet and many different versions can be seen on monastery rooftops. This item symbolizes the Buddha’s ultimate victory over the demon Mara.
White Umbrella – Teachings of the Dharma are like an umbrella that will protect devotees throughout the realms of existence.
Lotus Flower – The lotus flower is an important symbol in Buddhist beliefs. It is a metaphor for devotees to rise above the sea of suffering (samsara) just as the lotus flower rises through the murky pond water.
Golden Wheel – The Wheel of Dharma was set in motion when the Buddha gave his first sermon after he achieved enlightenment.
Right Turning Conch – The planets and the stars in our universe orbit to the right. As a result, the right turning coil of the conch shell symbolizes being in harmony with the universe.
Auspicious Knot – The law of conditionality (cause and effect) is symbolized by the endless knot. Additionally, the infinite knot symbolizes the infinite nature of the Buddha’s teachings.
Golden Fish – The 2 golden fish are infinitely bound in marriage and they encourage devotees to swim through the sea of suffering effortlessly abiding by the teachings of the Dharma.
Treasure Vase – The treasure vase is filled with the endless treasures of the Dharma. As a result, it never empties no matter how much you learn from it.