Buddhism
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Makara Symbol: Its Origins and What It Represents
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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
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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)
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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 ...

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Conch Shell (Shankha) Symbol – Why Is It Important?
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Conch shells are beautiful objects from the sea, known for their distinctive pink color. While conch pearls and shell are popular in jewelry and decorative ...