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What is the meaning of the symbol Swastika?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 15 Apr '13 04:24 pm
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Swastika is an ancient and holy symbol of auspiciousness and good fortune. It is still commonly used at the entrance of Hindu homes, in temples, and on invitations to auspicious occasions such as weddings and other rites of passage. In Sanskrit, the word is a combination of "Su," meaning "good," and "Asti," meaning "to exist." The four limbs of the Hindu Swastika have diverse symbolic meanings: the four Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharva), the four stages of life (Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha, Sanyasa), the four goals of life (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha), the four seasons, the four directions, and the four Yugas (Satya, Tetra, Dvapara, Kali). The Swastika is also a sacred symbol for Buddhist, Jains, and Sikhs.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 15 Apr '13 04:27 pm

 
  
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Contrary to the hateful and violent meaning the Swastika has come to take on since its misappropriation by the Nazis, the original Swastika (as pictured below) is an ancient and holy symbol of auspiciousness and good fortune. It is still commonly used at the entrance of Hindu homes, in temples, and on invitations to auspicious occasions such as weddings and other rites of passage. In Sanskrit, the word is a combination of "Su," meaning "good," and "Asti," meaning "to exist." The four limbs of the Hindu Swastika have diverse symbolic meanings: the four Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharva), the four stages of life (Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha, Sanyasa), the four goals of life (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha), the four seasons, the four directions, and the four Yugas (Satya, Tetra, Dvapara, Kali). The Swastika is also a sacred symbol for Buddhist, Jains, and Sikhs. Unfortunately, Hitler's usurpation of the Swastika still continues to overshadow the beautiful meaning behind this ancient ...more
Answered by rajan, 16 Apr '13 09:53 am

 
  
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Swastika is an ancient and holy symbol of auspiciousness and good fortune
Answered by Quest, 16 Apr '13 09:39 am

 
  
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Its a holy symbol....
Answered by vijay, 15 Apr '13 04:52 pm

 
  
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The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix.
Answered by Psycho, 15 Apr '13 04:26 pm

 
  
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Because in sanskrit it means good fortune
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 15 Apr '13 04:26 pm

 
  
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Sab mangal
Answered by conviction, 15 Apr '13 04:25 pm

 
  
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