Buddhism
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What Does the Laughing Buddha Symbolize?

The Laughing Buddha is one of the most famous Buddhas in the West and is also well known in the East. Often affectionately called “Fat Buddha”, this famous ...

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Makara Symbol: Its Origins and What It Represents

Among all the legendary creatures in Hindu and Buddhist traditions, nothing appears quite as frequent as the Makara. For frequent travellers to India, ...

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Lotus Flower – Symbolism and Meaning

Lotus flowers are beautiful flowers that are commonly associated with purity, inner strength  and tranquility, but its symbolism extends beyond that. ...

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Unalome Meaning and Symbolism (with Images)

A seemingly simple design, the Unalome is complex and layered in its symbolism. The symbol is becoming extremely popular as a tattoo or for use in jewelry, ...

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Enso Symbol – What Does It Really Mean?

The Enso, a popular symbol of Buddhism and Japanese calligraphy, is made with a single brushstroke that creates an unclosed circle. It’s also called the ...

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The Tibetan Hung Symbol – The Jewel in the Lotus

The Tibetan Hung symbol is one of the most distinguished symbols in Buddhism. It is a part of the ancient Tibetan prayer or mantra - “Om Mani Padme Hung,” ...

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15 Buddhist Symbols

Buddhist symbols exist to remind its followers of the path to nirvana and the teachings of the Buddha himself. While Buddhism is known to have many symbols, ...

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Two Golden Fish: A Buddhist Good Luck Symbol

A pair of golden fish (carp, usually) forms part of the Ashtamangala, an eight-piece suite of auspicious signs associated with Buddhism and other related ...

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What is the Dharma Wheel? (and What it Means)

The dharma wheel is one of the most ancient symbols in Indian history and culture. Its meaning and significance vary depending on which culture and religion ...

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What is a Bindi? – Symbolic Meaning of the Red Dot

A bindi is traditionally a red color dot worn right in the center of the forehead, originally worn by Jains and Hindus from India. If you’re a fan of ...