Eight Auspicious Symbols Set
Bring luck into your home with this colorful set of auspicious motifs. Hang them as a set, or as individual painting throughout your home. Traditional kyumbur technique gives the paintings a wonderful relief effect.
The Eight Auspicious Symbols have their origin in India, where they were offered to a king at the time of his coronation. Over time, they took on a religious significance, and are now common symbols in many Indian religions, including Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. In Buddhism, these offerings symbolize the gifts given to Shakyamuni Buddha by the worldly gods after his attainment of enlightenment, but can also represent various aspects of the Buddha’s enlightened body. The eight auspicious symbols are the most commonly used in both Tibetan religious and folk art. Tibetans also have a wonderful tradition of drawing the auspicious symbols on the ground in powder or chalk to mark the arrival of a renowned religious teacher.
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