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Eight Auspicious Sign


The picture of Tashi Tagye (eight auspicious sign) བཀྲིས་རྟགས་བརྒྱད། is very popular in our society. We see it being painted on wall, building, dzongs, monastery  and everywhere. In Sanskrit , it is known as ‘Ashtamangala’,  Ashta mean eight and Mangala means auspicious. The auspicious sign are as follows

1.Dug(parasol)གདུགས།: it symbolizes the protection from harmful forces, obstacles and so forth where one can enjoy the shade under its protection. It is signifies the wealth and royalty.

2.Serya( Golden fish)གསེར་ཉ། : It symbolizes the freeing ourselves from  oceans of suffering  and freely mitigate like fish in water.

3.Dungkar (couch shell)དུང་དཀར།:  It symbolizes reverberating sound of dharma and signifies the awakening sentient beings from ignorance. It also signifies the far reaching of Buddhist teaching like its melodious sound.

4.Padma ( Lotus)པདྨ།: It refers to complete purification of body, speech and mind and blossoming of whole deeds in liberation.

5.Bumpa (treasure vessel)བུམ་པ།: It signifies rich essence of Buddhist teaching and wealth.

6.Gyeltsen(Victory banner)རྒྱལ་མཚན།:   It symbolizes the victory of Buddha’s teaching over our ignorance and negativity.

7. khorlo( Dharma wheel)འཁོར་ལོ།: It represents the Buddhist teachings.

8.palbheu(Endless knot) དཔལ་བེའུ།: it represents the infinite wisdom of Buddha and compassion.





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