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Ashtamangalyathattu

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Ashtamangalyam symbolically represents auspiciousness and prosperity. It is a set of eight items on a tray widely found in Hindu homes in Kerala. Ashta means ‘eight’ and Mangalyam means ‘that which gives happiness’. Ashtamangalyam is not the eight miniature vessels, but it can be any eight auspicious items.

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Ashtamangalyam symbolically represents auspiciousness and prosperity. It is a set of eight items on a tray widely found in Hindu homes in Kerala. Ashta means ‘eight’ and Mangalyam means ‘that which gives happiness’. Ashtamangalyam is not the eight miniature vessels, but it can be any eight auspicious items.

The Ashta mangalyam has always been historically connected with marriage and in a slightly more elaborate way, with the Vishu or Thiruvathira. However, today a miniature set of it is kept in homes as a decorative item.

The Ashtamangalyam set, popularly available in the market, contains:

  1. Para – (a traditional vessel to hold paddy in Kerala)
  2. Lamp
  3. Kindi (vessel with a spout to pour water)
  4. A mirror
  5. Cheppu – vermillion holder
  6. Bell
  7. Urli – vessel to hold rice
  8. A changalavatta lamp – holding oil and the lighting wick

All the Puranas mention the eight types of Mangala dravyas (auspicious materials) and their importance. Keeping the Ashtamangalya Thatch at home is considered a treasure

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