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.