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In Mahayana Buddhism there are eight auspicious symbols (sanskrit: Astamangal) or the eight auspicious and glorious emblems. These symbols appear all together (like picture in right) or single as frequent decorative motif in stone, wood, metal and paintings. In this post I like to show you eight auspicious symbols carved in wood.
These symbols are believed to represent the gifts, given by celestial beings to the Shakyamuni Buddha on his attainment of enlightenment of Buddhahood.

Precious Umbrella
The precious umbrella symbolizes protection and royalty. The shadow protects from the heat and sun, and the coolness of the shade represents protection or preserving beings from the heat of suffering, obstacles, desire, illness and so forth in this life and all kinds of temporary and enduring sufferings of the three lower realms, and the realms of men and gods in future lives. It also represents the enjoyment of a feast of benefit under its cool shade. The parasol dome can symbolize wisdom and the hanging skirt symbolizes compassion.

Right-coiled White Conch
The white conch which coils to the right symbolizes the deep, far-reaching and melodious sound of the Dharma teachings, which being appropriate to different natures, predispositions and aspirations of disciples, awakens them from the deep slumber of ignorance and urges them to accomplish their own and others' welfare.

Victory Banner
The victory banner symbolizes the victory of the activities of one's own and others body, speech and mind over obstacles and negativitities. It was adopted as the symbol of Buddha's enlightenment. It also stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist Doctrine over all harmful and pernicious forces.

Golden Fish
The golden fish symbolizes happiness the auspiciousness of all living beings in a state of fearlessness, without danger of drowning in the ocean of sufferings, and migrating from place to place freely and spontaneously, just as fish swim freely without fear through water.

Dharma Wheel
The golden wheel symbolizes the auspiciousness of the turning of the precious wheel of Buddha's doctrine, both in its teachings and realizations, in all realms and at all times, enabling beings to experience the joy of wholesome deeds and liberation.

Endless Knot( auspicious drawing)
The Endless Knot symbolizes the mutual dependence of religious doctrine and secular affairs. Similarly, it represents the union of wisdom and method, the inseparability of emptiness and dependent arising at the time of path, and finally, at the time of enlightenment, the complete union of wisdom and great compassion.
Endless Knot is one of the most favorite symbols in Tibetan Buddhism. It is often related to the endless wisdom of Buddha and it is also significant for the interaction of opposing forces leading to their union and harmony in the universe. The symmetrical shape of the knot signifies all these things and arouses the curiosity of those who are passionate about wearing Tibetan jewelry. Giving someone Tibetan gift representing an Endless Knot, it signifies a connection between the giver and the receiver. It is also a reminder that the roots of every future positive effect are found in the present.

Lotus Flower
The lotus flower symbolizes purity, It is able to grow and blossom from the muddy water, and therefore is a symbol of divine generation. the complete purification of the defilements of the body, speech and mind, and the full blossoming of wholesome deeds in blissful liberation. Deities are often depicted holding a lotus as a symbol of their purity, compassion, renunciation and perfection of qualities.


Treasure vace
The treasure vase or (sanskrit: Kalash) symbolizes an endless rain of long life, wealth and prosperity and all the benefits of this world and liberation.

Eight Auspicious Symbols are usually displayed during the all good ceremonies. i.e.: consecration of house, fire sacrifice, wedding, etc.
Also Read meaning in Thai Language สื่อความหมายของ "อัฐมังคลา" หรือมงคล 8 ประการ

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Ganesh Mantra By Ani Choying Drolma Album "TIME"

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Padma Sambhava Mantra By Ani Choying Drolma Album "SELWA"


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JAMBALA "God of Wealth" (Dzambhala) is the God of wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel family. In hindu Mythology Jambala known as Kuber. Is also believed to be an emanation of Avalokiteshwor Chenrezig, or the Buddha of Compassion , manifesting as the wealth-giving Buddha (Visit JAMBALA God of Wealth to read more) . There are 5 different wealth Jambala ( See Paintings On right). Each Jambala has their own mantra and practice to help eliminate poverty and create financial stability. Here i will try to give few information about 5 wealth jambala and their Mantras. For easy to recognize Jambala, i have posted Paintings of each Jambala at the side of the post. These are hand painted thanka on cotton canvas. (Visit here to know about Sacred Buddhist "Thangka painting" ).

White Dzambhala:
WHITE JAMBALA WHITE JAMBALA White Dzambhala is born from the right eye of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva , also known as the manifistation of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva . According to the sutra , his mantra can stop suffering , destroy bad karma and have a bodhichitta or mind . His mantra can also avert disaster and sickness . He also bring wealth to all sentient being by chants his mantra . Tibetan name is "Dzambhala Gapee " which means, white dzambhala . White Jambhala sits on a snow lion, although some artists depict him sitting on a dragon and in his left hand there is also a mongoose that spits out precious diamonds and ornaments.
White Jambala Mantra Is :
Om Padma Trotha Arya Zambhala Siddhaya Hum Phat
Yellow Jambala
Yellow Jambala is the manifestation of Buddha Ratnasambhava . He protected the dharma and if anyone call his name, he will come and help the person. If one has trouble with finance or anything, one can chant his mantra and he will come and help. But one must have a bodhi mind and practice Buddhism properly to attain his blessings. One can also gain wealth, wisdom, intelligence and at last! Attain Buddha hood!. Yellow Jambhala sits on a lotus, sun and moon disk. He holds a mongoose in his left hand and from its mouth spews forth precious jewels.
Yellow Jamabala Mantra Is :
OM ZAMBALA ZALENDHRAYE SOHA

Black Kubera or Jambala
Black Kubera is the manifistation of Buddha Akshobhaya . Black Kubera is also called as the chief of the five great Jambhalas as he is said to have given people wealth and happiness. He is also known as one of the hindu god of wealth, Kubera . Those who chant his mantra will get wealth and also if one have any kind wishes, he will also fufill it and bring happiness. Black Jambala has two mantra . Black jambala Uselly Standing upon corpse and holding Mongoose in his left hand and Kapala is in right hand. he is Black in color .
Black Jambala Mantras are :
1. Om Zambhala Dzamlim Dzaye Svaha
2. Om Indzali Mu Kan Dzamali Svaha


GANPATI RED JAMBHALARed Jambhala
Red Jambhala is the manifisation of Vajrasattva . He has two faces and four arms and holds a treasury mongoose on his left hand. Tibetan name for him is “Dzambhala Mapo " If one chants his mantra sincerely , one will be protected by him and also gain wealth and one can lead a very good life and become popular . Red Ganpati also worshiped as Red Jambhala.
RED Jambala Mantra:
Om Dzambhala Dzalim Dzaya Nama Mumei E She E , Om Dzachini Dzambhala Dzambhala Svaha !

Green Jambhala
Green Jambhala is also a form of Buddha Akshobhya , who is blue in colour . Green Dzambhala made a vow in front of Buddha Sakyamuni that he will protect anyone who chant his mantra or chant his name. When one has difficulties, it is best to chant sincerely in one's heart the mantra. Green Jambala's mantra is the same mantra as the yellow Jambhala Mantra.

Green Jambala Mantra Is :
OM ZAMBALA ZALENDHRAYE SOHA

Now you know about all five Jambala in brifely. If you wish to worship Jambhala into your home is to look for a small image of any Jambhala and place under falling water in a six-level waterfall. Or every morning pour water to the jamabala Statues. Place this in the South/West sector of your living room. If you do this every morning, you will be activating the most auspicious sector in you and your family life .

why we offer (pour) water on Jambala Statues ?
According to the sutras , it is said that, while Sakyamuni Gautam Buddha was teaching the Maha Prajna-Paramita Sutra. Devadatta, the jealous cousin of Shakyamuni Buddha, threw rocks at the Buddha, jsut at that time the Jambhalas were appear in front of buddha and protect Buddha. And the rocks hit White and Yellow Jambhalas on their heads and hit Black Jambhala on the stomach. That's why White and Yellow Jambhalas feel bliss when water offering is poured on their heads. This eases their pain. For the same reason for Black Jambhala, water should be poured onto his stomach.

Heavenly King Virupaksa
Virupaksa is one of the four great heavenly king who rules over the southern part of the heaven. He is known as the Fortune Heavenly king or The Great Fulfiller of Wish. It is belived, he is the one who granted wishes that we have. Around him , eight dzambhala surrounding him to assist (see picture top right). In one of the sutras , it is said that he is the form of the Buddha Ratnasambhava who is yellow in colour . His name in Tibetan is called " Namtose " .
His Mantra Is :
Om Bay Xia Wa Na Ya So Ha

Ganesh Mantra By Ani Choying Drolma Album "TIME"

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Padma Sambhava Mantra By Ani Choying Drolma Album "SELWA"


Sometimes Five jambala + White Mahakala (Middle figure in top row, see Thanka above) regarded as 6 th Jambala too.


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Tibetan Buddhists believe that the Adi-Buddha, the primordial and highest being, created the Dhyani Buddhas by his meditative powers.There are five Dhyani Buddha(Meditation Buddha). The Five Dhyani Buddhas are Vairochana (White), Akshobhya (Blue), Ratnasambhava (Yellow), Amitabha (Red) and Amoghasiddhi (Green), see thanka above .

Dhyani Buddhas are celestial Buddhas visualized during meditation. Word Dhyani is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyana, meaning "meditation." They are also called Jinas ("Victors" or "Conquerors") and are considered to be great healers of the mind and soul. They are not historical figures, like Gautama Buddha, but transcendent beings who symbolize universal divine principles or forces. They represent various aspects of the enlightened consciousness and are guides to spiritual transformation. They are not separate Buddha, they are just abstract aspects of Buddhahood.

Vairochana STUPA Dhyani Buddhas are so popular in Nepal and Tibet, that they are found in every stupa, thousands of chaityas, in courtyards, and found painted in the main entrance of the Buddhist house. Of the five Dhyani Buddha the senior is Vairochana (Left Image) who occupies centere of the Mandala.

Each Dhyani Buddha is associated with certain attributes and symbols. Each one embodies one of the five wisdoms, which antidote the five deadly poisons that are of ultimate danger to man's spiritual progress and keep him tied to worldly existence. Buddhists teach that the Dhyani Buddhas are able transmute the five poisons into their transcendent wisdoms. The Tibetan Book of the Dead recommends that the devote meditate on the Dhyani Buddhas so that their wisdoms will replace the negative forces he has allowed to take hold within.

Each Buddha rules over one of the directions of space one of the cosmic realms of ether or space, water, earth, fire and air. The Dhyani Buddhas also personify the five skandhas, components that make up cosmic existence as well as human personality. These components are consciousness, form, feeling, perception and volition.

In addition, each Dhyani Buddha is associated with a specific color, hand gesture(Mudra), symbolic animal that support his throne, sacred symbol and bija (seed syllable). The bija represents the essence of the Dhyani Buddha. It can be used along with the sacred syllable Om and the Buddha's name to create mantra, a series of mystic syllables that have an esoteric meaning. In Hinduism and Buddhism, disciples recite mantras to evoke the power and presence of a divine being. In some traditions, devotees use mantras in meditation to help them be one with the deity they are invoking. Visit links of each buddha
Akshobhaya Amitava Amogha Siddhi Ratna Sambhava

"By repeating the mantra and assuming the mudra of any Buddha," writes Buddhist monk and teacher Sangharakshita, "one can not only place oneself in correspondence or alignment with the particular order of reality which he personifies but also be infused with its transcendental power." Bhikshu Sangharakshita, A Survey of Buddhism, (Boulder, Cole.: Shambhala with London: Windhorse, 1980)

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First Vajrayana Buddhist Stupa of Thailand "The Shanti Tara Maha Stupa for Peace and Harmony" at the Tara Khadiravana of the Auspicious Aeon, Hua Hin-Pala-u Rd, Nongplub, Hua Hin, Prachuab Khiri Khan, Thailand.

Objectives of construction Shanti Tara Maha Stupa

1. To honor His majesty the King's 80th anniversary as the world greatest Buddhist dharmaraja.
2. To house a number of images of Buddhas and Bodhisatwas who are in aspects of Dharma Body, Enjoyment Body and Emanation Body of the Buddha.
3. To bring about peace and happiness in Thailand and the world.
4. To contribute to the continued flourishing of Buddhism.

Details about the Stupa
The stupa will be based on a 30-meter wide base, and will be around 60 meters in total height. Its outstanding feature is that it contains a temple housing four images of Buddha in Sambhogakaya forms, as well as three shrines which will include 13 other images of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Dharmapalas and Dakinis. These will be lined along the cardinal points. At the base of the Stupa will be a temple of five Buddha families and will be accessible to people who can walk into it. There will be a staircase from the base to the main temple to pay homage to the Buddha figures. Inside the Stupa will be filled with relics, scriptures, clay stupas and other auspicious objects.
Tara Mantra by Ani Choying (You Tube)
OM represents Tara's sacred body, speech and mind.
TARE means liberating from all discontent.
TUTTARE means liberating from the eight fears, the external dangers, but mainly from the internal dangers, the delusions.
TURE means liberating from duality; it shows the true cessation of confusion.
SOHA means "may the meaning of the mantra take root in my mind."
For the noble and peace cause of the world here I start with the beautiful Prayer that Thousand Star Foundation has come up with.

"An Aspiration Prayer and An Enumeration of Merit in Building
The Shanti Tara Maha Stupa"

To teachers, gods
who belong to the lineage of teaching from the three kayas of the Buddha,
Enlightened Ones, both peaceful and wrathful deities,
in the outer, inner and secret aspects,
Dharma protectors who vow to guard
the Sutras, Termas and the Four Activities without fail,
I prostrate and pay homage
Through worshipping the Stupa until I attain Buddhahood.
At this time, in order for the wandering sentient beings in the six realms to have the opportunity to collect vast merit, an intention has been made to construct a great stupa in the form of "Yungtrung Gelek Chorten," a stupa which is beautifully and miraculously constructed. The stupa has the following characteristics.
The Stupa, as the Dharma Body,
Representing the Buddha's mind,
The Scripture, as the Enjoyment Body,
Representing the Buddha's speech,
The Buddha image, as the Emanation Body,
Representing the Buddha's body,
Images of lamas, yidams, dakinis,
Representing the mantras,
Images of the Four Tathagatas,
Representing the one thousand Buddhas,
Image of the Tempa Namda, Tsewang Rinzin, Guru Padmasambhava,
Representing the great gratitude to the Dharma and all sentient beings,
Image of Kuntrol Drakpa,
Representing the propagation of Dharma to vast expanse,
Images of Palden Lhamo, Shinje who makes the vow,
Representing the protectors of all teachings,
The Stupa is a peaceful deity amidst vastness of space,
Illuminating figure in the air,
Through the power of the Buddhas
May all evil be dispelled!
May the wrathful deities defeat those who are difficult to defeat without ceasing!
May the Yaksinis change their minds and come back to wholesome action!
May the unwholesome deeds of countless Maras be transformed!
May evil in the world disappear!
May peace happen in the world no matter where it is!
May there be a seeing that all phenomena and all things are but vast nature of Emptiness!
May the Dharma stay permanent and pervade everywhere in the universe!
May the Three Paths flourish without fail!
May the two kinds of merit be of benefit to self and others!


Written by His Eminence Kuntrol Lhasras Tsokkyi Rinpoche for the benefit of the Dharma and all sentient beings during the activities leading to the construction of the Shanti Tara Maha Stupa at the Tara Khadiravana of Auspicious Aeon, the retreat center of the Thousand Stars Foundation

Importance of the Stupa

According to Buddhism, to be born as a human being is a very rare event. Life is short, a normal life duration of a person being no more than 120 years. Constantly practicing the Dharma and performing good activities thus mean that we do not waste this rare opportunity. All the wholesome action that we perform with good intention will result in good life and happiness not only in this life, but also many future lives.


The Buddha has shown various benefits of building a stupa. These include happiness, prosperity, and joy. The stupa will be a symbol of faith. Seeing and worshipping the stupa and thus becoming faithful in the Triple Gems, the minds of the faithful will enter the stream of Dharma.

Moreover, the stupa also symbolizes the strength of Buddhism and the five elements and their relationship to enlightened mind. These are the essential attributes of a fully realised human being. This can be seen in the creation of Pra Pathom Chedi, the Great Stupa in Nakorn Pathom more than a thousand years ago, which still stands today. In the future, those who have the opportunity to see Pra Pathom Chedi and worship there will be proud in the fact that Buddhism has blessed Thailand for a long time. Hence, the stupa will create blessings and auspiciousness in the land where it is built. This is so because the stupa is a representation of the Buddha. The land where a stupa is built thus becomes a Buddha field presided by a Buddha. Everything within the Buddha field will be fully blessed by the Buddha and filled with love and compassion.

In today's world, which is full of conflicts, wars and natural disasters, many are still intent on praying and giving out loving-kindness and compassion incessantly. Tibetans put up colorful prayer flags so that the wind will carry the mantras and the blessings of the Buddha to every corner of the world. Thus the mantras and the blessings will thus pervade everything in the universe, creating love, compassion and peace everywhere. We can see that the mere act of putting up small prayer flags can carry this much benefit, so it is no wonder how much more benefit would be gain by building a stupa.


Being aware of the importance of building a stupa, which will bring peace and harmony to the land as well as the liberation from suffering of countless sentience beings, the Thousand Stars Foundation has thus resolved to build the Tara Great Stupa of Peace and Harmony, which will full with finest Buddhist arts derived from the wisdom of the Tibetan culture. The stupa will be located at the Tara Khadiravana of the Auspicious Aeon in Hua Hin, Prachuab Khiri Khan, Thailand.

Immense Benefit of building a Great Stupa

Building a stupa is a way to emanate loving-kindness and compassion. It is a way to protect sentience beings so that they are free from sufferings, diseases, and harm. The stupa will create auspiciousness and prosperity to the land it belongs and its people. This will result in people being united with one another and becoming faithful in their practices of the Dharma, qualities which are necessary for their eventual release from the grip of suffering. Thus building a stupa not only carried immense benefit in this life, but also in countless future lives. The benefit in contributing to building a stupa thus will play a highly significant role in the individual's attainment of Buddhahood for the good of all sentient beings in the future.

Thailand: The Diamond of Buddhist Teaching

"The blessings of the Buddha are like a ring, and the faithful mind is like a hook. Thailand is really a land blessed by the Buddhas. If the mind is full with faith in Buddhism, all action and all intention for the sake of all sentient beings will be successful." -- Kuntrol Drakpa Mangyal Lhasras Rinpoche

Concerning the Name "Shanti Tara Maha Stupa"

"The world today is burning with fire of anger and hatred. This brings about wars, terrorism, and exploitation both in economic and social terms. For sentient beings swimming in the ocean of suffering, what other power could help them better than to dedicate the happiness to them as well as taking in their sufferings with compassion. This is the Dharma of the Bodhisattva Tara, who is the mother of Buddhahood. This teaching will heal the world and take ig back from disaster." -- Lodi Gyari Rinpoche

If you like to Make Donation for the construction of the Tara Great Stupa can be made to the Thousand Stars Foundation. Please contact Dr. Krisadawan Hongladarom, Founder and President of the Foundation, at hkesang@yahoo.com, or call her at +66(0) 8 1343 1586 or Khun Areerat Sirikhoon, member of the executive board, at areeratana@cpbequity.co.th, +66(0) 8 1648 1195.

Source And Recommend Sites
http://www.taragreatstupa.org/
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Krisadawan's Blog
The Thousand Stars Buddhism and Science Group
Tara Great Stupa Blog

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GANESH THANKA As we know we worship Ganesha in many forms. Among many forms of Ganesha. we will see here 32 forms Ganesha Picture. Please read my old post about 32 names of Ganesh, where i have only intrudce 32 names of Ganesh. So many friends E-mail and ask If there is a Pictures of 32 forms ganesh. I search in the Internet for the pictures of 32 ganesh . Finally I found a book in thai language about 32 forms of ganesh. which you can buy from all thailand book store and All Nepal arts gallery Branches . here I have post Picture of Book for you.

GANESHAGanesha is also known as "Siddhi data" or bestower of success in work. Ganesha is worshipped as the lord of wisdom, success, beginnings as the lord of defender and remover of obstacles, and patron of arts and sciences. Read more about Ganesha The God of Wisdom . Also read detail of 32 Forms Of Ganesh Book .

Click pictures below to View Detail Pictures Of 32 Forms Ganesh

1.Bal Ganapati 2. Taruna Ganapati 3. Bhakti Ganapati 4.Vira Ganapati 5. Shakti Ganapati6. Dvija Ganapati7. Siddhi Ganapati8. Ucchhishta Ganapati 9. Vighna Ganapati10. Kshipra Ganapati11. Heramba Ganapati12. Lakshmi Ganapati
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13. Maha Ganapati 14. Vijaya Ganapati 15. Nritya Ganapati 16. Urdhva Ganapati 17. Ekakshara Ganapati 18. Varada Ganapati 19. Triakshara Ganapati 20. Kshipra Prasada Ganapati 21. Haridra Ganapati 22. Ekadanta Ganapati 23. Srishti Ganapati 24. Uddanda Ganapati 25. Rin mochana Ganapati 26. Dhundhi Ganapati 27. Dwimukha Ganapati 28. Trimukha Ganapati 29. Singha Ganapati 30.Yoga Ganapati 31. Durga Ganapati 32. Sankatahara Ganapati 32 Ganesha Book
Hope you like This Post, to read more VISIT 32 Ganesha Names
Mr.Choosak Vissanukamron These paintings are painted by Mr. Choosak Vissanukamron

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