Our wall hanging shows the 8 Tibetan Buddhist Auspicious Symbols.
They are the Chattra (Parasol) which is the symbol of royalty. In Tibet, religious heads use silk parasols, while kings and emperors use parasols with peacock feathers on it. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is entitled to use both the parasols. The Suvarnamatsya (Golden Fishes) are the symbol for happiness and fertility. The Kalasha (Pot) is normally associated with abundance. In Buddhism, the vase symbolizes the never-ending spiritual abundance of Buddha Himself.
The Padma (Lotus)which in Buddhism is the symbol of the path of the soul; it represents the spirit of human beings. Just like the lotus flower that starts its growth in murky mud and blooms above the water into a majestic fragrant flower, the soul of humans moves from materialism to spiritualism to become one with the Universe. The Sankha (Conch shell) is often associated with absolute power that can abolish evil. The Shrivastava (Endless knot) is a symbol that indicates fearless proclamation of truth. It is also symbolizes the wide-spread of Buddhas teachings. The pattern symbolizes the Buddhas infinite wisdom and compassion.
The Dhvaja (Victory banner) represents theBuddha's victory over ignorance, which is the main obstacle in the path of spiritual realization. Lastly the Dharmachakra (Wheel) which has a deep and spiritual meaning; the hub means mental discipline, the 8 spokes mean the Noble Eightfold Path, the path to wisdom & the rim symbolizes the concentration needed to keep them all together.
There is a lot of depth in each of these symbols. The more you learn about them, the better you understand Buddhism.
Our 8 Auspicious Symbols hanging are embroidered by hand in Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and measures 90 cm high by 19 cm wide. As it is hand embroidered colours do vary, this should be seen as a sign that this banner is a special, handmade and unique, it is made with Love rather than being mass produced.
Traditional Tibetan Wallhanging with 8 embroidered Auspicious Buddhist Symbols- beautiful home decoration - Fairtrade