Ashta Mangal Pendant
Change your life with eight symbols of auspiciousness, positivity and good luck.
Power of Ashta Mangal also comes from the notion of Ashta or eight.
Ashta Mangal literally means 8 auspicious objects. They are considered sacred and revered as symbols of auspiciousness, positivity and good luck in Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
The White Conch Shell represents the pervasive sound of dharma and is said to awaken disciples from the deep slumber of sleep that is veiled in ignorance, urging us to seek our own welfare and the welfare of others. In Buddhism, it represents the voice of Buddha and his sacred teachings, and in Indian epic literature, it is the hero’s trumpet. In Hinduism, the conch shell is a symbol of the Sudarshana Chakra.
The Endless Knot was originally a symbol of love, and it represents the ultimate unity within everything. The endless knot also symbolizes the great spirit of the Buddha, the interdependence of all things, as well as, enlightenment that arises from the union of compassion and wisdom.
The pair of golden fish originally represented two sacred rivers of India; the Ganges, and the Yamuna, and is associated with the lunar and solar channels, said to originate in the nostrils, carrying alternating rhythms of breath and prana. In Buddhism, they represent the vision of the Buddha, as well as, aiding those along the spiritual path towards liberation without drowning in samsara
The Lotus flower symbolizes divine beauty and primordial purity, for its ability to float above the muddy water, free from attachments and desires. Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are often represented sitting on lotus flowers, symbolizing divine language and the purification of the body, word, and spirit. Today, the lotus flower is mostly known for symbolizing the opening of our energy centres aka; chakras.
The Treasure Vase represents material ease or prosperity in wealth, health or longevity, and spiritual benefits. In Buddhism, it represents the neck of the Buddha and his unlimited ability to teach the dharma, which never lessons or loses its value over time. In Vajrayāna anointing ceremonies it is the container of wisdom and can represent the vastness of space.
The Dharmachakra or “Wheel of the Law” is the most well know symbol throughout Buddhism, historically symbolizing a lunar or solar chariot, driven by royalty, called a Chakravartin. A Chakravartin is the one whose wheels turn without barriers, and as such, is a master of both land and sea aka; physical reality and akashic waters.
The Victory Banner represents the body of the Buddha and his victory over the four maras or hindrances on the path of enlightenment, namely – pride, desire, disturbing emotions and the fear of death.
In Tibetan Buddhism, there are eleven different forms of the banner, which represents eleven different methods of combating negative forces.
Parasol represents protection and royalty. It signifies the protection from negative influence and evil forces to those on the path of the Dharma. Parasol is also a symbol of affluent and noble life.
|Product Dimensions||L 34.39 mm X W 31.16 mm|
|Metal||925 Sterling Silver|