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              The Eight Auspicious Symbols: Astamangalas Nepalese Thangka

22.5" x 4.5" Unframed

The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Tibetan Buddhism: The Astamangalas represent the offerings that were presented to Shakyamuni Buddha after he attained enlightenment.
  • The Precious Parasol, Chhatra...A silk canopy that is  held above the heads of the enlightened ones giving protection from Evil
  • The Right Turning White Conch Shell, Sankha...An Offering Vessel that represents Buddha's proclamation of truth.
  • The Two Golden Fish, Mastsya... The first incarnation of Vishnu. This symbol represents being rescued from the ocean of misery of earthly existence.
  • The Knot of Eternity, Shrivatsa...The endless knot, luck knot, life knot, love knot: unending love & harmony
  • The Vase of Great Treasures, Kalasa...Containing  Amrit, the water or elixir of immortality, and symbolizes plenty
  • The Victory Banner, Dhvaja...A symbol of Buddha's victory over the four maras...the victory of Buddhist teachings over ignorance
  • The Lotus Flower... It grows from the dark watery mire but is unstained by it, symbolizing purity and renunciation
  • The Eight-Spoked Golden  Wheel, Charka Wheel...A symbol of absolute completeness as well as the wheel of law which turns twelve times for each of the four noble truths in Buddhism
  • Handpainted by monks in Nepal

The Eight Auspicious Symbols: Astamangalas Nepalese Thangka

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