In Sanskrit, Ashta means “eight” and Mangala “auspicious,” and the word refers to the eight auspicious symbols of Himalayan Buddhism, although the relevance of eight sacred objects is important in the Hindu faith, too, and also in China. The Ashtamangala of the Tibetan system are, in no particular order, the Vase of Treasure, the Two Golden Fish, the Dharma Wheel, the Conch Shell, the Endless Knot, the Victory Banner, the Lotus Flower, and the Parasol. These symbols are used both in the home and in public areas and the hidden meanings of the objects are far more significant than their surface value.
Represents the sky, and is not only a symbol of protection but a sign of expansion and learning.
THE TWO GOLDEN FISH
These are also a symbol of the eyes of the Buddha, and act as a reminder to be fearless no matter what fate brings.
THE TREASURE VASE
Any representation of a vessel is as important for the space it contains as well as for any material objects it might be able to hold.
The spiritual treasures within this vase include good health and a long life, good luck, wisdom, and prosperity.