The Tibetan tingsha cymbals are hand-made in Nepal and feature the Eight Auspicious Signs.
The Eight Auspicious Signs are: dharma wheel, victory banner, conch shell, fish, parasol, lotus flower, endless knot and wealth vase.
The eight spokes of the Dharma Wheel represents the eight elements of the Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism.
The Victory Banner represents the victory of the Buddha’s teachings over negativity, harmful forces, death and ignorance.
The Conch Shell symbolises the speech of the Buddha. The conch is played like a trumpet; it is believed the sound of the conch can banish evil spirits and prevent natural disasters. The conch is a symbol of authority and sovereignty.
The Fish represent the freeing of consciousness from suffering and fear leading to spiritual liberation. Fish swim freely through water and symbolise living without fear of drowning in the ocean of suffering.
The Parasol, or precious umbrella, represents the preservation of all beings from harm, ill health and obstacles in this life.
The Lotus Flower symbolises purification of body, speech and mind. The open white blossom of the beautiful lotus flower is a symbol of enlightenment and purity and is associated with overcoming desire and attachment. The lotus represents spiritual perfection.
The Endless Knot has no beginning, no end and symbolises the endless compassion & wisdom of the Buddha.
The Wealth Vase, or treasure vase, is traditionally filled with healing, valuable & auspicious objects to attract wealth, prosperity and a long life.