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Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia Illustrations
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1. favourable or propitious
2. Archaic prosperous or fortunate
1. promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion.
2. favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.
auspicious, propitious - Auspicious implies success in the future, while propitious means favorable conditions are present; auspicious means promising or of good omen—not just special or memorable.
adjective favourable, timely, happy, promising, encouraging, bright, lucky, hopeful, fortunate, prosperous, rosy, opportune, propitious, felicitous His career had an auspicious start.
bad, black, unfortunate, discouraging, unlucky, ominous, unfavourable, unpromising, inauspicious, ill-omened, unpropitious, infelicitous.
吉祥天 (Skt Shrimahadevior Mahashri; Jpn Kichijo-ten)
Originally a goddess of Indian mythology named Lakshmi, later incorporated into Buddhism. Auspicious is known as the goddess of fortune and beauty, and is said to bestow fortune and benefit on living beings. In Japan, prayers for peace and agricultural fertility were offered to the goddess. Some sources regard her as a daughter of the Mother of Demon Children and the wife of Vaishravana, one of the four heavenly kings.