The best offering is to offer our practice — to offer just ourselves and our prayers, thoughts and meritorious actions. Treasure Plate allows us to offer up fruit or food.
There are variations in the lists of the eight auspicious substances and the order in which they appear in a list. This is one list which also has descriptions of the specific occasion that they commemorate.
The eight auspicious objects are
- right-coiling conch shell
- durva grass
- bilva fruit
- white mustard seed