Buddha Jewelry and the Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism

The Eight Auspicious Symbols are the principal symbols in Tibetan Buddhism. On Buddhist and Tibetan jewellery, the Eight Auspicious Symbols are often found.

Those eight auspicious Buddhism symbols are:

One Lotus

The lotus flower is an image of which Buddhist symbology is very well known. This is because nearly any god in Buddhism has a degree of connection with this sign. You may want to check out buddha jewelry for more.

The lotus florus has three parts. The roots of a lotus flower are located in the soil, then the base of the lotus flower comes up from the water and the flower remains above the surface. In Tibetan Buddhism, the three parts of this plant are very symbolic because it symbolizes the soul of a person rising from the mud of materialism, into the water of experience, and finally into the sunshine of enlightenment. This symbol on Buddha Jewelry is extremely common.

Two Fishes in Gold

In Buddhism the golden fish symbolize several different things. We symbolize vitality as we reproduce easily, and joy because they can freely swim in the sea. The pair of golden fish also stand for unity and fidelity. The Buddha is sometimes referred to as the ‘fisher of men.’ This is because he saves people from the ocean of suffering. This icon is usually used in jewellery of Buddha.

A Rad

The wheel comes in three pieces. The hub, rim, and spokes are these. The wheel is in the form of a disk, recognised in the world as being a total and ideal structure, like the Buddha’s teachings.

A Body of a Conch

war heroes were sometimes portrayed (sometimes mythological figures) holding a large white conch shell.

This is used in present day Tibetan Buddhism to call conferences and other social gatherings together. It is also used as a place to keep the holy water and to make music during rituals

A Vase with Gold

The treasure vase in Buddhism symbolizes the Buddha ‘s spiritual wealth which lasts no matter how much spirituality he has given away.

An Endless Knot

The infinite knot symbolizes the engagement between dualistic powers that would culminate in their unification, contributing to greater world equilibrium. This is mirrored in the endless-knot ‘s daily nature.

Even the eternal knot symbolizes the limitless insight of Buddhism, since it has no beginning or finish.

A flag declaring victory

The banner of victory symbolizes the upliftment of Buddha, and the triumph of knowledge over ignorance. It has traditionally been thought that Buddha put this banner at the top of Mount Meru to glorify his victory over the universe.

A Paradise

The parasol symbolizes security and monarchy. This symbolizes love and honor by placing it above someone’s heart. In Vajrayana Buddhism this image became so significant that it became an image of the goddess Sitapatra

For every religious ritual, whether in a flag, sculpture or jewellery, the eight auspicious icons of Buddhism are still used to some degree. Most Buddha jewelry will be engraved into the silver locket with one of the eight auspicious signs of Buddhism.