Handcrafted gold plated conch shell with Buddha and Ashtamangala engraved on it.
The Asthamanagala or the 8 auspicious symbols consists of white parasol, two fishes, Sankha, Dhwaja, Srivatsa, Kalasa, Padma and Chamaru. These are believed to represent the gifts given by celestial beings to Shakyamuni Buddha on his attainment of enlightenment of buddhahood.
This nepalese handcrafted conch looks remarkable and will be a perfect gift for someone who loves antique items.
In Hindu mythology, the shankha is a sacred emblem of the Hindu preserver god Vishnu. It is still used as a trumpet in Hindu ritual, and in the past was used as a war trumpet. The shankha is praised in Hindu scriptures as a giver of fame, longevity and prosperity, the cleanser of sin and the abode of goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth and consort of Lord Vishnu.