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Superstitions and myths abound an ordinary Sikkimese life. Sikkimese have their own interpretation of lucky charms which have religious inclinations . So, don't be surprised by those curious things that revolves around a Sikkimese. Instead be awed, learn about them and keep the faith.
Eight lucky signs and their significance:

DUG (parasol): The Parasol of authority symbolises the authority of Buddha. The Parasol protects the head from The scorching heat of Sun just as the law protects The mind from The scorching passion.
  BHUMPA (vase): The Vase represents a repository of limitless material wealth, good health and long life.
DHUNGKAR (conch shell): It symbolizes reverberating sound of Dharma and signifies The awakening of sentient beings from The sleeping state of Their ignorance. It persuades Them towards the path of noble deeds that are beneficial to others. Gautam blew the conch shell when he decided to preach the law. the Conch shell is blown in commemoration of this event whenever there is a special sermon by a high lama.
GYALTSEN (banner of victory): This symbol signifies the fortune of having victory of good over the evil forces which hinders the success of noble goals and also proclaims the victory of diety over evil. It is used in processions.
SERNYA (pair of golden fishes): Symbolizes resurrection of eternal life, rebirth etc. The pair signifies the ability to swim with ease without obstruction in the ocean of this world. They may also be taken to symbolize the eye of perception as fish can see through muddy water. The fish couple suggests mutual aid and indispensability between male and female material life.
PEMA (lotus flower): It symbolizes the ultimate goal namely enlightenment. As the Lotus comes out of dirt but does not carry any dirt similarly law is free of all earthly matters.
PALBHEU (knot of eternity): It is law without beginning and without end which symbolizes Eternity. The curly hair on the chest of Buddha has the appearance of Knot Eternity. It is also called as lucky net and symbolizes Brahamajala representing all the theories and philosophies of the universe.
CHOEKYI KHORLO (wheel of dharma): It symbolizes the propagation of Buddha's teaching. The first sermon setting in motion of the cycle of law is symbolist in a wheel with eight spokes, which stand for eight fold path.
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