It is common to see various religious symbols when traveling in Tibetan monasteries, villages. They are used as sacred adornments. The Eight Auspicious Signs, or eight motifs, generally symbolize how to progress along the Buddhist path.
Dharma Wheel: symbolizes the unity of all things, spiritual law and Sakyamuni himself. The wheel is usually flanked by two deer, the first to listen to Sakyamuni’s teachings. The male deer symbolizes the realization of great bliss while the female deer symbolizes the realization of emptiness.