Ashtamangalas

Published: 24.08.2010
Updated: 20.04.2015
Alias(es)
Ashtamangala, Astamangalas, aṣṭamaṅgalas

8 auspicious symbols

ashta=eight,
mangal = auspicious symbol

  • In the Jain Digambara tradition, the eight symbols are:

  1. Parasol (Chhatraratna)
  2. Banner (Dhvaja)
  3. Vessel (Kalasha)
  4. Whisk (Chauri)
  5. Mirror (Darpana)
  6. Seat (Sukhasana)
  7. Fan
  8. Vessel

  • In the Jain Svetambara tradition, the eight symbols are:

  1. Swastika
  2. Sri Vatsa
  3. Nandavarta
  4. Vardhmanaka (food vessel)
  5. Bhadrasana (seat)
  6. Kalasha (pot)
  7. Darpan (mirror)
  8. Meen Yugala (pair of fish)

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  1. Digambara
  2. Sri Vatsa
  3. Svetambara
  4. Swastika
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