Rangavali Ashtamangala Magnets
Belief in auspicious objects has existed in many cultures from ancient time. This belief is an integral part of the ethos in India and is encountered in all the religions: Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.
The Sanskrit term mangala denotes the auspicious character of an object. The definition of the word mangala is wide ranging: it can mean free of impurities, or capable of conferring comfort and happiness. In addition to these qualities, implicit in term mangala, is that which can overcome all obstacles. In that capacity, the word off all malevolent forces.
The word mangala, thus, has a dual meaning. It possess the qualities of sacredness and purity as also the power of removing hindrance and thereby providing protection.
Here the efforts to put Eight Fortune Symbols of Rangavaliin to the known language of symbols. Many of these objects and symbols can be traced to fertility rites and are derived from cults connected with animistic worship. Some represent the sublimation of the qualities possessed by the from that the objects appear to approximate, as gopadma to show humans respect about cow, and her livelihood in the Indian Continent.