Eight Bringers of Good Fortune

Often used in paintings. Actual substances are used during rituals while chanting sacred texts.

The Mirror
Symbolises the mind as clear and perceiving.
The Bilva Fruit
Offerings are reminders of purification & enlightenment.
The Yoghurt
Symbolises the process which leads to purification.
The Ghiwang
Tradittional medicine: soothing, claming, Symbolic of clean body and mind.
The Mustard Seeds
Offered as an antidote to those forces standing in wisdom's way.
The Durva Grass
Its power of regeneration symbolises endless cycle of birth and death.
The Conch Shell
(right-turning) - a symbol of the desire to spread the teaching.
The Cinnabar
Symbolises the power of awareness and self-control.