Though the Shrivatsa, or Endless Knot, is often mistaken for a Celtic symbol or a bit of knot work, it is actually one of the Ashtamangala, or eight auspicious symbols of the Dharmic religions. It is an old symbol with several meanings; it represents the cycles of rebirth and the illusion of time.

It also is said to demonstrate the infinite compassion of the Buddha, and the interconnected relationship all things share through the karmic web. In Tibetan Buddhism it is believed that a gift bearing this symbol demonstrated an auspicious and sacred bond between the giver and recipient.
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