About Swastika

The swastika is meaning auspicious in the Sanskrit language. When turning to the left it is the principal religious symbol of the Bon and Jain religions. For the Bon, a right turning swastika has no meaning. Several Bon historical figures and deities hold a single swastika or a double swastika scepter. For the Buddhists, it is a decorative element occasionally having a more specific meaning within a localized Tantric context.
A Thai Dhamma wheel at Wat Phothivihan, Tumpat, Kelantan

Buddhist symbolism – From representation to auspiciousness

is the use of to represent certain aspects of the Buddha's Dharma (teaching). Early Buddhist symbols which remain important today include the Dharma wheel, the Indian lotus, the three jewels and the Bodhi tree. Anthropomorphic symbolism depicting the Buddha (as well as other figures) became very popular around the first century CE with the arts of Mathura and the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara. New symbols continued to develop into the medieval period, .

A guide on hand-knotted carpets and their types

Hand-knotted were specially made in to celebrate the birth of a girl by her mother. According to Researchers, started crossing the home in April 1959, within the wake of the ’s flight into exile and landed mostly in and . Tibet carpets historically were practical, everyday objects, woven locally to be used in homes and monasteries where they might over wear out and be discarded. There .
Snow Lion Design in Tibetan Furniture

Tibetan Furnitures – The Greatest Treasure of the Himalayas

According to The Brief of , there was a record of engagement of to build the and in 6BC. Through thousands of years’ handworks of the people, Tibetan furniture has become a unique style, which bears artistic , rich colors, and delicate craft. Tibetan Furniture is one of the greatest treasure which dates 1500 years back. Tibetan Furniture is mostly made up of pine and softwoods i.e. Elm, .

Symbols used in Tibetan Carpets and their Motifs

making is one of the crafts. Those are traditionally made from Highland sheep’s wool called changpen. Tibetan carpets, on were first used for secular, utilitarian purposes, and therefore allowed for a greater range of artistic expression. For hundreds of years, Tibetans have used carpets for decorative and functional purposes, drawing upon geometric patterns, , real and mythical , and imagery to create beautiful, colorful designs and .
Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga – Origin, Benefits and Asanas

is the tradition most familiar to Western . The term is derived from the ha, meaning "," and tha, meaning "moon." The practice aims to unite the active and receptive qualities represented by each celestial being. Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga. In , hatha yoga is associated with popular tradition with the of the Natha through its founder Matsyendranath. Almost all Hatha yogic texts belong to .

About 8 Auspicious Symbols in Buddhism – Ashtamangala

The eight are called as in and bkra-shis rtags-brgyad in . These are the most well-known group of and are traditionally listed in the order of: A A A A A right-spiraling white An or ‘’ A A 8 Auspicious of Early Originally the eight auspicious symbols formed an early .

Buddhist Ritual Items and Symbols

is one of the most established world that has ever seen. Over the great expanse of , it has quietly established its own set of symbolisms – that are as old as time itself. This is only but with all the religions of the civilized world. And as such, many of these are considered recognizable icons of and . The more prominent symbols .