United States  

Swastika

A geometrical figure and an ancient religious icon in the cultures of Eurasia and 20th-century symbol of Nazism

Swastika    ▸ Facts   ▸ Comments   ▸ News   ▸ Videos   

Swastika: A geometrical figure and an ancient religious icon in the cultures of Eurasia and 20th-century symbol of Nazism
The swastika symbol, 卐 or 卍, is an ancient religious icon in the cultures of Eurasia. The left-facing version may also be referred to as sauwastika. It is used as a symbol of divinity and spirituality in Indian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In the Western world, it was a symbol of auspiciousness and good luck until the 1930s when the right-facing tilted form became a feature of Nazi symbolism as an emblem of the Aryan race. As a result of World War II and the Holocaust, many people in the West still strongly associate it with Nazism and antisemitism. The swastika continues to be used as a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Hindu and Buddhist countries such as Nepal, India, Mongolia, China and Japan. It is also commonly used in Hindu marriage ceremonies.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Swastika, Confederate flags on display near Iowa elementary school 'sickens' school officials

The Iowa man said he's not a racist or a white supremacist, adding that he would paint any flag if asked.
USATODAY.com - Published
Search this site and the web: