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The swastika, swastika is Sanskrit word and it's means, all is well. Swastika is a cross with four arms of equal length, with the ends of each arm bent at a right angle. Sometimes dots are added between each arm.
Swastika is an ancient symbol, and found worldwide. It is a sacred and prehistoric symbol that predates all formal religions known to humankind. In Nepal, India, and Tibet many Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddess holding Swastika. Also it can be seen in the art of the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Celts, Native Americans, and Persians as well Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.
The swastika's Nepalese name comes from the Sanskrit word svasti, meaning good fortune, luck and well being.

The various ways in which the Swastika is depicted, is also revered by Hindu , Buddhist and ranks second only to OM is the Swastika. Today, It remains widely used in Dharmic religion such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Though once commonly used all over the world without stigma, because of Hitler's use of the Swastika on the flag of National-socialist Germany, the symbol has become stigmatized in the Western world, the Swastika is known to the world over not as a religious symbol but as the Nazi emblem, notably even outlawed in Germany.
But the Swastika continues to hold a religious significance for the Hindus,Buddhist, Jain and Others. Like OM, the origins of Swastika are lost in the misty realms of the past and they can only be guessed by piecing together of the surviving clues.

Swastika can be seen in the art of the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Celts, Native Americans, and Persians as well Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.



GANESHA In Hinduism, the right-hand swastika (clockwise) is a symbol of Ganesha( See right picture, click to inlarge) and Vishnu (Creator), while the left-hand (counterclockwise) swastika represents Kali and magic(disaster). The Buddhist swastika is almost always clockwise.
In Buddhism, the swastika signifies auspiciousness and good fortune as well as the Buddha's footprints and the Buddha's heart. The swastika is said to contain the whole mind of the Buddha and can often be found imprinted on the chest, feet or palms of Buddha images. It is also one of the 65 auspicious symbols on the footprint of the Buddha.

The swastika has also often been used to mark the beginning of Buddhist texts. In China and Japan, the Buddhist swastika was seen as a symbol of plurality, eternity, abundance, prosperity and long life.
The swastika is used as an auspicious mark on Buddhist temples and is especially common in Korea. It can often be seen on the decorative borders around paintings, altar cloths and banners. In Tibetan Buddhism, it is also used as a clothing decoration.
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Anonymous said... @ January 28, 2009 at 1:49 AM

Hello

There is a mistake, the swastika Adopted by the nazis is the "Right-hand (clockwise) similar to Hinduism.
many people are confused, mahayana buddhist SWITCH to the Left-hand swastika so as not to associate with nazis, after Hitler in 1920 Hijack the Right-hand swastika,
nazis is using the Right-hand swastika,
the present Mahayana buddhist is using the Left-hand swastika,

See Kalama sutras,
CHECK out the swastika in Ganesh & JAIN religion using the Right-hand swastika. They are not wrong, the mahayana swastika is wrong.
The sacred swastika symbol exist BEFORE Buddha.
k.s.

Anonymous said... @ December 7, 2010 at 10:24 PM

K.s.,

Yes, but Nazis use it right and Hitler believed in Dharma, most of Nazis and many Hindus consider him the Kalki Avatar, who was predicted to come NOT non-violent.

Read Savitri Devi, there's a site on her, and check out some videos on YouTube regarding Hitler as Kalki.

Anonymous said... @ October 31, 2011 at 8:02 AM

No, in Hinduism the right-handed (clockwise) swastika symbolised the sun and the god Vishnu (one of the five primary forms of God); the left-handed (anticlockwise) symbolised magic and Kali (the goddess of eternal energy, including death). In Buddhism the swastika is more commonly right-handed (clockwise), not always and certainly not because of a thief a six thousand miles away!

Anonymous said... @ December 18, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Can someone please explain wich is wich of clockwise and anticlockwise. Not so easy to tell wich way they are spinning. I thought of it like a ''waterwheel'', was that wrong?

Anonymous said... @ March 31, 2012 at 6:53 PM

The swastikas are symbols showing Chakra rotations. So yes, this symbol has been around for a very long time. How long have Chakra's been around? I don't have the answer to that. My guess would be that Chakra's would have to occur before physical reality formed. For us to exist in physical form is impossible without them.

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