"Om Mani Padme Hum" Ashtamangala Swastika Vajra Silver Scroll Locket
An astounding 925 sterling silver scroll locket designed in the shape of a prayer wheel with a Vajra tip. This scroll locket is also engraved with the "Om Mani Padme Hum" mantra in the Nepalese Lanydza script, the auspicious Swastika symbol and the Ashtamangala (Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism). The absolute perfect scroll locket for your most sacred mantra, text or image.
Traditionally, scroll lockets were made to be a special kind of pendant or medallion that could keep your most precious of quotes, texts and even images close to your heart. In Buddhism, monks and practitioners of Buddhism used scroll lockets to hold sacred mantras and sutras written on small scrolls and even small images of Buddhist deities.
This silver scroll locket is engraved with the "Om Mani Padme Hum" mantra in the Nepalese Lanydza script. The Om Mani Padme Hum mantra is one of the most sacred, revered and chanted mantras in all of Buddhism. Many Buddhist practitioners and pilgrims recite this mantra hundreds or even thousands of times a day. This mantra can be found printed on prayer flags. Carved or painted on small or large stones. Inserted into scroll lockets. Written or engraved on Buddhist prayer wheels, statues, and jewelry such as pendants, medallions, bangles and rings. The Om Mani Padme Hum mantra is commonly translated as
"The jewel is in the lotus".
However, there is no exact meaning for the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra. As the spiritual meaning extends beyond the literal meaning of its syllables. It is ultimately believed that every one of the Buddha’s teachings resides within this one powerful mantra. And whether chanted aloud or silently spoken to oneself, written down or viewed in written form, will invoke within the innately loving qualities of one's true nature ~ unconditional love and compassion. Om is believed to be the sound of universal creation. Mani means "jewel". Padme refers to the sacred lotus flower. And Hum means "the spirit of enlightenment.
This silver scroll locket is engraved with the Ashtamangala, otherwise known as the "Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism". The Ashtamangala is a sacred suit of eight auspicious signs or symbols. In Buddhism, these symbols are considered to be a teaching tool, which points to the attainable qualities of enlightenment. They are also considered to be symbols of good fortune and symbolize the offerings made to Buddha by the gods when he attained enlightenment. The Parasol represents "Royalty and Great Spiritual Power". The Two Golden Fishes represent "Good Fortune, Fertility, Salvation and Fearlessness". Treasure Vase represents "Spiritual and Material Abundance". The Lotus Flower represents "Mental and Spiritual Purity". Conch Shell represents "Deliverance from Ignorance". The Endless Knot represents the "Infinite Wisdom of the Buddha. The Victory Banner represents "Victory of the Buddha's Teachings and Wisdom over Ignorance". And the Dharma Wheel represents the "Teachings of the Buddha".
This silver scroll locket is engraved with the Swastika symbol. The Swastika symbol symbolizes divinity. Since ancient times, the Swastika symbol has been used as a symbol of spirituality, good luck, and prosperity in various Indian religions, Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism throughout Nepal, India, Mongolia, China and Japan.
The Vajra is a kind of weapon used by the Indian Vedic rain and thunder-deity Indra. In Indian mythology, It symbolizes the properties of a diamond, which means "Indestructibility", and a thunderbolt which means "irresistible force". And it is considered as one of the most powerful weapons in the universe. In Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, the Vajra is used as a ritual object to symbolize firmness of spirit and spiritual power.
- Material: 925 Sterling silver
- Colors: Silvers
- Process: Handcrafted
- Jewelry Type: Scroll locket
- Height: 56mm
- Width: 15mm
- Weight: 35g
Please Note: Any string, rope or chain shown in the images are not included with the purchase.