Lgo tibethgs His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
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Teapot

It is a Tibetan style tea pot made of copper. It is decorated with 8 lucky symbols. This set of symbols is very popular in Tibet (Sanskrit as 'Ashta Mangala', Ashta means eight and Mangala means auspicious).
The Umbrella or Parasol (Chhatra) symbolizes wealth or royalty by possessing it and also someone carry it. It also symbolizes protection from harm such as illness or obstacles or harmful forces. Finally it symbolizes protection from sun heat and enjoyment under its cool shade.
The Golden Fish (Matsya) were originally symbol of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna representing good fortune. Need not to fear of drowning in the ocean of suffering and it can freely move towards enlightenment like fish in the water.
The Treasure Vase (Bhumpa) symbolizes long life nectar, riches, wealth and prosperity.
The Lotus (Padma) refers to the purification of body, speech and mind. It symbolizes enlightenment as the lotus grows from the mud (Samsara) through muddy water and appears clean on the surface (purification), and finally produces a beautiful flower (enlightenment).
The Conch (Shankha), symbolizes the deep, far reaching and melodious sound which awakens us from the slumber of ignorance to accomplishment happiness.
The Endless Knot (Shrivatsa) symbolizes that everything is interrelated as part of a web of karma (cause and effect). It also represents long life as it is endless in shape.
The Victory Banner (Dhvaja) symbolizes the victory over all the negativities of this world.
The Dharma-Wheel (Dharmachakra); It symbolizes auspiciousness of turning the precious wheel of Buddha's teaching enabling sentient beings to experience the joy of liberation


Origin: Nepal
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