Swastika was a symbol of the Hindu Gods
- The swastika was an important symbol of the Hindu Gods and adorns all temples in India. Even Buddhists and Jains use it as a sacred symbol. They explained it as “If a soul (or a civilization, for that matter) does not get rid of its evils, it falls into he never-ending cycle of destruction and rebirth". Since it was a symbol of those Gods who came in flying chariots from the sky and made us it would only be useful to ask them where did they get it from. We find it all over the cultures of the world. Aryan in India actually meant a man with a noble character. it did not denote noblemen or a race. Even demons who were righteous were referred to as Aryans.
- —Guest Kiran
the origin of swastika
- well it is made by seventh tirthkar of jain but it is found in all the civilization because of some obsession is attached with it. a semi deity who was obsessed with world conquest he imposed it where ever he went.
- —Guest neelam
swastika resembles hurricane rotatation
- was the counterclockwise swastika once inspired by the rotation of hurricanes? As we see them now depicted on TV?
- —Guest herman hennink monkau
The swastika originates from Jainism
- The foundations of Jainism are laid by a Tirthankar. The first being Rishabhdev and the last (24th) being Mahavira. Each Tirthankar is associated with a symbol. The 7th Tirthankar Suparashvanath is associated with the Swastika.
- —Guest 7th of 24 Tirthankars in Jainism
Wish people would educate themselves
- It is a symbol of true blood the first inhabitance. Hitler had a unhealthy interest in this and stole the symbol from Hindus . It is not related to Christ quite the opposite the Christian religion was formed for the outcasts low casts to give them a sense of importance the swastika is over 10.000 years old dating to Mia and Indus valley
- —Guest Arian
Indian Mythos ...
- Well, I remember seeing lots of them with and near Lord Ganesh(the solver of problems). As I recall, it is a symbol of 'good luck'. Don't remember if the Indian ones went right or left, or if it matters!
- —Guest Herkopachef
using good for evil
- Very informative knew it was an old sign perverted like the gangs using star of david
- —Guest carl
The history of the swastika
- The clockwise swastika is another symbol of proof of who our creator is. It's a configuration of the letter Y. The letter Y can be found all around us as proof of who our creator is; the palm of our hands, trees & branches, leafs when looked upon are shaped or have lines running thru them in the shape of the letter Y. Keep in mind trees are the main douce of oxygen for what we need to live. I believe the clockwise swastika (the oldest symbol known) is another symbol of proof that our creator's name is YHWH pronounced Yahweh the true Hebrew name of our creator
- —Guest Eric phillips
Swastika = Mark of the Sun
- The mark is much older than Christ, Buddha, and even Hinduism. It represents the Sun and its movement across the North Sky. Four lines extend out from the center as the Sun's rays, forming a "Cross". Each ray extends into another line, clockwise, to represent the Sun's east to west motion across the Northern Sky. "Swastik" (Sanskrit word) - "Swa" means Sun, and "tik" means mark. Swastika literally means "Mark of the Sun" in ancient Sanskrit. The Swastika is known now as a Nazi symbol, but it predates most of Western cultures. It is common in Hindu temples much older than Christ or Buddha. The original symbol is common around the world because it represents a global icon, the Sun. The first farmers realized the Sun provides warmth, light, life, and everything else around us. The Sun is the closest thing to a natural "God", which is why so many ancient cultures worshiped it. Since man first learned to farm, he has worshiped the Sun, and the Swastika is a very common symbol of the Sun.
- —Guest Prometheus
- As far as use in Christianity, swastika can be found on gothic churches and was representation of Christ's win over death. At least, that's what the history books say.
- —Guest boing
- "The swastika is a Hindu sign and originated in India." Despite the fact that I'm and Indian (British upbringing), this fact was entirely unknown to me until I revisited my home city of Calcutta and saw one carved on part of a wall overhung with moss Being very young, I still couldn't believe it could possibly have any connection with bigoted, murderous maniacs a continent away. Thankfully, I later learned I was right.
- the swastika has been a popular symbol of luck, prosperity, feminism, peace, harmony, eternity, the four directions (north, south, east, west,) the circle of rebirth, wealth, well-being and many many other meanings for several thousands of years, spanning all the way from mesoamerica to europe, through the middle-east and eastern europe, india and the rest of asia for several thousands of years, almost always with positive meaning. just because some genocidal freak took it, changed it by putting it into a spinning motion, and used it to torture humanity for about 15 years does not take away from its true symbolism. i got a buddhist tattoo of one on the back of my neck b/c it is an eastern peace sign, and as my own symbol of rejection of western culture. i dont have to explain it to anyone--americans need to read more. its my way of flipping off the ignorant...i love it and hope it brings me all the positive attributes that millions of ppl in the east have believed for millenia!
- —Guest amanda
I Just Remembered!
- Just so everyone knows, the original swastika with the four L's that I mentioned in my previous case is life, luck, love, and LIGHT [light was the one I forgot in my last case].
- —Guest Jo
- I always thought that the swastika was a symbol of life, luck, love, and [another l-lettered word that I can't remember], used by the Aztecs. I have also heard that its earliest archaelogical recording is over 3,000 years ago in Troy, but it cannot remember if that particular source was credible. The symbol was then reversed by the Nazis (it meant from four "L's" to the symbol we know today), so now it means death, bad luck, hatred, and [whatever is the opposite of the word I can't remember-I'll leave a comment if I can ever remember...].
- —Guest Jo
- Its human nature to claim good to their own name to feel good,but truth is that Rig veda the first recored text in human history has symbols of sawatika and it belonged to Arya putras,a pure Aryan symbol meaning goodness peace and love.