The eight Buddhist auspicious symbols consist of -.
a parasol, .
pair of golden fish, .
the great treasure vase, .
a lotus, .
the right turning conch, .
the endless knot…, .
the banner of victory .
the wheel of dharma. .
These originated from a group of early Indian symbols of royalty which were presented at special ceremonies such as the coronation of a king..
The symbols differed between different groups, for example the Jains and Newar Buddhists. In Buddhism these symbols of good fortune represent the offerings that were made by the gods to Shakyamuni Buddha immediately after he attained enlightenment..
Brahma appeared offering the thousand spoked golden wheel as a request to Shakyamuni to turn the teaching wheel of dharma..
Indra appeared presenting the right spiraling conch shell as a symbol of the proclamation of the dharma and Sthavara presented the golden vase full of the nectar of immortality. (MORE)