SWASTIK AND IT’S SIGNIFICANCE & HOW TO DRAW IT
Before we tell you the uses, tricks and some benefits of swastika, you first know this preliminary information.
Who invented the swastika: Swastika is also known as ‘Saathiya’ or ‘Satiya’. The Vedic sages composed some special symbols based on their spiritual experiences. Swastika is one of these signs, which signify Mars and express happiness in life. He elaborated the mystery of the swastika and also explained the importance of its religious, astrology and vastu. Today the swastika is used differently in every religion and culture.
In the excavation of Indus Valley Civilization, such marks and relics have been found by which it is proved that several thousand years ago, the human civilization used this emerald sign in their buildings. The swastika symbol has been inscribed in the currency and utensils received from the Indus Valley. Swastik signs have also been found in Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves. The significance of the swastika is full of historical evidence. It is mentioned many times in Mohan Jodaro, Harappan culture, Ashoka inscriptions, Ramayana, Harivansh Purana, and Mahabharata etc.
Swastika in America and German: During World War II, Adolf Hitler included the inverted swastika symbol as a symbol of his army. This reverse swastika was inscribed on the uniforms and caps of all the soldiers. The Swastika, in turn, caused his ruin. A yellow swastika was the mark of a 45th Military Infantry Division of the Native American of the United States official army. They rotate the symbol of Swastik and use that symbol as a symbol of Gradud.
Swastik in other countries: Swastika is recognized in various forms not only in India but also in many other countries of the world such as Germany, Japan, America, China, etc. In Nepal, they are worshiped under the name of ‘Herumb’. In Burma it is known as ‘Prienne’. Swastika is worshiped in Egypt under the name of ‘Acton’.
Swastika has been popular in Egypt and America. People used to believe that pyramids are connected to rebirth. Osiris was considered the god of rebirth in ancient Egypt and always referred to it as a 4-handed star, as well as depicting the Pyramid in the cross. In this way we see that the practice of swastika has been prevalent in the civilizations of every country since ancient times.
In the countries of Central Asia, the swastika mark is considered auspicious and a sign of good fortune. In ancient Iraq (Mesopotamia), the swastika symbol was used to conquer weapons.
Swastika in Bulgaria: Some 7,000-year-old clay artifacts are placed in an ongoing exhibition in the museum of the city of Vratsa, northwest Bulgaria, on which the swastika has its mark. These artifacts were found during the excavation of a religious yagna kund of a village called Altimir near Vrasta city.
Swastika is the symbol of the pyramid: Swastika was invented by the Aryans and spread throughout the world. But do you know that the swastika itself is a pyramid? Make a paper swastika and then bend the four arms down and hold it in the middle. When done, it will look like a pyramid.
Swastika prevalence in other religions: 24 Tirthankaras of Jainism and Swastika are included in their symbol. Tirthankara is the auspicious sign of Suparswanath.
According to Buddhist belief, Swastika is the reason for the origin of plant wealth. In Buddhism, the swastika has also been considered a symbol of good fortune. It shows the footprints of Lord Buddha. Not only this, the swastika is also inscribed in the heart, palm and legs of Lord Buddha.
The Swastika also has significance in Judaism and Christianity. In Christianity the swastika is marked as the cross. On the one hand, where Jesus is shown with a crucifix, on the other hand, it is placed on Christian tombs. Swastika is considered by some in Christianity to be a symbol of rebirth.
Meaning of Swastika: The word Swastika is considered to be a mixture of ‘su’ and ‘asti’. ‘Su’ means auspicious and ‘Asti’ means – to be ‘auspicious’, ‘be welfare’. Swastika means efficient and welfare.
What is Swastika and how to Draw it: Swastika consists of 2 straight lines cutting each other, which later turn. Even after this, these lines turn slightly forward at their ends. Swastik can be drawn in two ways. The first way to draw swastika is “Clockwise Swastik” in which the lines turn to our right, pointing forward. The second way to draw Swastik is “Counter Clockwise Swastik” in which the line turns to our left pointing backwards.
The initial shape of the swastika is added as a vertical line from east to west and above it as a second horizontal line from south to north, and one line from the east at the ends of its four arms. After this, a point is placed in the middle of the four lines.
There is a law to make the swastika in the proof of 7 fingers, 9 fingers or 9 inches. There is a tradition of making swastika at the place of worship and door frame on the occasion of Mangal works.
Swastik is a Symbol of
Manglik Symbol: In Hinduism, the swastika is considered a symbol of power, good fortune, prosperity and Mars. It is believed that swastika can fix the vastu of the house. Swastik has the powers to throw out the negative energies from the life of a person.
Symbol of Ganesha: Swastika has the powers of Lord Ganesha and Narada. Swastik is considered to be the seat of Lord Vishnu and Surya. The left side of the swastika is the Ganesh Beej Mantra, the place of the power of Ganesha. The 4 dots in it are Gauri, Prithvi, Kachhap and abode of eternal gods.
The vertical line of the swastika symbolizes the origin of creation and the horizontal line symbolizes the expansion of creation. The midpoint of the swastika is the navel lotus of Vishnu and the 4 points of the four directions. In the Rigveda, the swastika is considered a symbol of the sun.
Symbol of the four Vedas, Purushartha and Marg: Important 4 principles of Hinduism are also considered to be the symbol of Dharma, Artha Kama and Moksha. The symbol of the four Vedas – Rig, Yaju, Sama and Atharva. The four paths also symbolize knowledge, karma, yoga and devotion.
Symbol of life cycle and ashramas: It is also a symbol of human life cycle and time. The life cycle includes birth, youth, old age and death, as well as childhood, adolescence, youth and old age. This is also the order of the 4 ashrams – Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sannyas.
Symbol of age, time and speed: The 4 arms of the swastika represent the 4 motions – hell, trian, man and god, while the time cycle includes seasons and time. This is also the symbol of the 4 Yugas – Satyuga, Tretayuga, Dwaparyuga and Kali Yuga.
Yoga, the symbol of addition: Its initial shape is similar to the plus sign of mathematics, so it is also considered a symbol of addition or union. The swastika is formed by adding a line on the sign of money.