Friday, January 27, 2012
The elephant represents the removal of obstacles while the deer on its back is a symbol of the gateway to enlightenment.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The auspicious symbols on this pendant are the lotus which represents the flowering of enlightenment and the conch shell which mimics the sound of triumph when all beings become enlightened.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Ganesh is the remover of obstacles. The back of the pendant is inscribed with the mantra, "Om mani padme hum," or "A jewel in a lotus."
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
A Gao is a reliquary. (There are many spellings of this word.) This pendant can be opened. A devotee might fill the box with a fiber of cloth belonging to a Holy person or something that has significance to his or her spiritual path. On the back it is inscribed with the mantra, "Om mani padme hum." or "A jewel in a lotus."