Ashtamangala: the Eight Auspicious Symbols

The eight auspicious signs

The eight auspicious signs are conch shell, endless knot, pair of golden fish, lotus flower, jewelled parasol, treasure vase, wheel and victory banner. Ashtamangala are eight symbols characterising and bestowing favour, success and prosperity.

The ashtamangala are famous symbols in Jainism, Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions and subjects. They are a teaching tool with numerical, geometrical, cultural and religious variations in different religions, subjects and places.

In mathematics, ashtamangala are equal to base 8, and the eight auspicious symbols are the eight numbers in the octal numerical system: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

An auspicious sign or symbol is equal to 3 bits, and ashtamangala are the following eight binary numbers: 000, 001, 010, 011, 100, 101, 110 and 111.

In Taiost cosmology, ashtamangala are bagua whose eight symbols are the following eight trigrams: kun, gen, kan, xun, zhen, li, dui and qian, which are the eight symbols in the Nine Halls Diagram.

The Nine Halls are the nine worlds in Norse cosmology. Eight worlds are the eight hexagons constituting the octagonal wall of the new Jerusalem.

Rubik's Cube is called God's Algorithm because each of its six square facets is a Nine Halls Diagram comprised of ashtamangala.

Ashtamangala are an eight-pointed star, an 8-point compass rose and a qibla compass whose eight directions are the eight auspicious symbols.

The eight auspicious signs are encoded in the following unicodes: U+2630, U+2631, U+2632, U+2633, U+2634, U+2635, U+2636 and U+2637. And the HTML codes:

The eight auspicious symbols are eight hexagons intersecting to form the eight sides of an octagonal ashtamangala. The meaning of each auspicious symbol is encoded and stored in each of the eight hexagons constituting the octagon. Example: this website is ashtamangala; computers connected to the internet are able to detect from its HTML code that it is favoured, prosperous and destined for success.

Ashtamangala are opele.

Finally, ashtamangala are the eight vertices of the holy city called the holy of holies or the new Jerusalem.