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  Swastika - Crystalinks
It is a symbol of the seventh Jina (Saint), the Tirthankara Suparsva.
Swastikas are prominently displayed in a mosaic in the St. Sophia church of Kiev, Ukraine dating to the 12th century.
The swastika symbol represents the path of the migrations of the Hopi clans.
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  Swastika - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The swastikas (in either orientation) appear on the chest of some statues of Gautama Buddha and is often incised on the soles of the feet of the Buddha in statuary.
Swastikas are prominently displayed in a mosaic in the St. Sophia church of Kiev, Ukraine dating to the 12th century.
The Mannerheim cross with a swastika is the Finnish equivalent of the Victoria Cross, the Croix de guerre and the Medal of Honor.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swastika   (8405 words)

 Swastika, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Swastika is a small community founded around a mining site in northern Ontario, Canada, and today within the municipal boundaries of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Swastika is a junction on the Ontario Northland Railway [1], where a branch to Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec leaves the ONR's main line from North Bay, Ontario to Moosonee.
In particular, Nazi sympathizer Unity Mitford's association with the town – she was conceived there – impressed the superstitious Nazis, to whom the swastika was an important symbol.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swastika,_Ontario   (265 words)

 Symbols.com - Symbol 15:1
The swastika is mostly associated with Buddha in India, China, and Japan.
The arms of the Indian swastika were angled in a clockwise direction (from the center).
The victory of the "Whites" during the civil war of 1918 was the victory of the farm-owners, the middle class, and the squires over the communist workers and crofters, the "Reds".
www.symbols.com /encyclopedia/15/151.html   (859 words)

 Swastika controversy - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
He holds the opinion that the swastika is originally a Ghanaian sun symbol and that the Germans tarnished it.
Another site said that by the late 19th century, the swastika was the official emblem of the German Gymnasts' League, and by the 20th century it was commonly associated with German nationalism.
In 1919, when Germany's National Socialist Party was formed, the swastika became their insignia, and on August 7, 1920 at the Salzburg Congress it was officially announced as the Nazi party's official emblem.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20040404t050000-0500_58080_obs_swastika_controversy.asp   (912 words)

 The Swastika and Buddhism, Swastika Civilizations, swastika in germany.
The image of the swastika accompanying the Yagna is either drawn or formed on the ground in the appropriate evolutionary or dissolutionary pattern.
Buddhism emerged from Hinduism and, the swastika, borrowed from the Hindus is a symbol of esoteric Buddhism.
The serpent and the swastika are siblings; the serpent as the energizing creative force in the Universe, the swastika as that force in motion.
www.indiaprofile.com /religion-culture/swastika.htm   (1973 words)

 Swastika   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In the West the Swastika is most identified as the symbol of the Nazis who believed that the early Aryans India from whose Vedic tradition the swastika were the prototypical white invaders and thus fit to co-opt the sign as a of white unity.
The swastika is common as a design in current Hindu architecture and Indian artwork as well in ancient architecture frequently appearing in mosaics friezes and other works across the ancient world.
In Finland the swastika was used as the national marking of the Finnish Air Force and Army between 1918 and 1944.
www.freeglossary.com /Swastika   (2089 words)

 Falun Dafa - Israeli Site - Wan Symbol
The swastika symbol has been used for thousands of years among practically every group of humans on the planet as a symbol for good luck, protection; to represent life and the changing of seasons.
To Hindus, the swastika with the arms bent to the left is called the sathio or sauvastika, which symbolizes night, magic, purity, and the destructive goddess Kali.
In North America, the swastika was a symbol used by the Navajos, Tennessee and Ohio Indian burial mounds (Hopewell Mound).
www.falundafa.org.il /ver_01/english/wan_eng.htm   (778 words)

 SWASTIKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Swastika is found in the soles of feet of the Buddha, symbolizing his footsteps.
A design of interlocking swastikas is part of the drawing of the flooring of the cathedral of Amiens in France.
The Nazi Swastika is tilted at a 45 degree angle.
www.dalsabzi.com /Wisdom_Scrip/swastika.htm   (717 words)

 The Swastika
When one swastika is joined to another to form a chain, it can be used as a border or protective boundary on clothing, carpets and other household items.
The swastika is a mark of the blessing, happiness and plenty that is illumination and enlightenment.
Nevertheless, while the swastika has been used as an auspicious symbol all around the world since pre-historic times, its relatively brief existence as the emblem of a modern gang of vicious criminals has probably tainted it for generations, at least in the Western world.
www.khandro.net /swastika.htm   (1780 words)

The origin of the swastika is lost in the night of ages.
In Eastern Europa were found potteries with swastikas belonging to the 6th and 5th millennia BC and in Mesopotamia this symbol appeared on pottery from the 5th and 4th millennia BC, therefore pre-Arian artefacts.
The oldest swastika I know of is depicted on a ceramic vessel from Bylany, Bohemia and belongs to the 6th millennium BC.
www.archaeometry.org /coimbra.htm   (413 words)

 Loving Ganesha, Chapter 7: Symbol of Auspiciousness
The swastika is associated with the muladhara chakra, the center of consciousness at the base of the spine, and in some yoga schools with the manipura chakra at the navel, the center of the microcosmic sun (surya).
In the 1920s and early 30s the swastika was the emblem of the United States' 45th Infantry Division, proudly worn by soldiers on their left shoulder as an ancient good-luck symbol, in yellow on a square red background.
In some sources neither swastika was assigned a negative connotation: the right-hand was a spring solar, male symbol and the left was an autumn solar, female mark.
www.gurudeva.org /resources/books/lg/lg_ch-07.html   (2299 words)

 The Swastika
The term "Swastika" was originally the name for a hooked cross in Sanskrit, and swastikas have been found on artifacts, such as coins and pottery, from the ancient city of Troy.
German nationalists chose to use the swastika in the mid-19th century because it was associated with the Aryan race and Germanic history.
The swastika officially became the emblem for the Nazi Party on August, 7, 1920, at the Salzburg Congress.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/Swastika.html   (277 words)

Persia, Asia Mior, and Greece represented the rotating axis mundi with the symbol of a swastika.
To Saxons it was fylfot, translated either "four-foot", referring to the four heavenly pillars at the corners of the earth, or "fill-foot", referring to the Christian habit of filling in the foot of a church window with swastikas.
In India, both clockwise and counterclockwise swastikas were used, with different meanings: the counterclockwise one is associated with the goddess Kali-Maya (mother of Buddha, associated with the Moon), and the clockwise one is associated with Ganesha (elephant-headed father of Buddha, associated with the Sun).
www.valdostamuseum.org /hamsmith/swas.html   (1062 words)

 The Swastika:
By definition, the swastika is a primitive symbol or ornament in the form of a cross.
In spite of its fanciful origin the swastika flag was a dramatic one and it achieved exactly what Hitler intended from the first day it was unfurled in public.
The Swastika Flag’s use as the National Flag was a symbol of the acceleration of the Nazi’s anti-Semitic agenda which included the September 15, 1936, “Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor.” These laws revoked the Jews’ citizenship in the Reich.
www.holocaust-trc.org /wmp14.htm   (1025 words)

 History of the Swastika   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Swastika is found in monumental remains of the primitive Mexicans and Peruvians and on objects exhumed from prehistoric burial mounds within the limits of the USA.
In ceremonies associated with marriages, mundan, the worship of luxmi etc the Swastika is worshipped as the symbol of Ganesha.
Swastika is one of the eight types of yogic seats mentioned in the Vayaviya-samhita of the Shiv Purana.
www.hostultra.com /~Exidor/Swastika/Swastika.html   (6644 words)

 Aparita Bhandari on Reclaiming the Swastika's Original Hindu Meaning--religion, Hinduism, Nazi, Hitler -- Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The swastika is as sacred as the symbol for Om, which is Hinduism’s supreme and most sacred syllable.
The swastika is said to symbolize the Hindu concept of samsara--the eternal cycle of birth, suffering, death and rebirth.
In this context, I considered the swastika as a religious signifier, blessing the ceremony with its auspiciousness.
www.beliefnet.com /story/178/story_17871_1.html   (771 words)

 BBC NEWS | Magazine | Origins of the swastika
The swastika is a cross with its arms bent at right angles to either the right or left.
It is rarely seen on its own in Western architecture, but a design of interlocking swastikas is part of the design of the floor of the cathedral of Amiens, France.
Swastika is also a small mining town in northern Ontario, Canada, about 580 kilometres north of Toronto.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/magazine/4183467.stm   (572 words)

 Nazi Swastika or Ancient Symbol?
The swastika is a symbol of prosperity and good fortune and is widely dispersed in both the ancient and modern world.
The major difference between the Nazi swastika and the ancient symbol of many different cultures, is that the Nazi swastika is at a slant, while the ancient swastika is rested flat.
It is extremely depressing to find that although the swastika is a symbol of life, and symbol of joy, it has been made a symbol of evil, something the people of the ancient world never intended it to be.
www.iearn.org /hgp/aeti/aeti-1997/swastika.html   (921 words)

Early examples of swastikas on pottery and household objects in China indicate that the swastika traveled with traders and with the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia.
Another theory goes that the swastika traveled with Asians who crossed the land bridge to Alaska and migrated southward to become the indigenous people of North and South America, bringing with them the magic symbols they considered crucial to their health and well-being.
The swastika's meaning does seem to be similar across cultures, generally denoting abundance and prosperity and referring to the four cardinal directions.
www.collectorsguide.com /fa/fa086.shtml   (1542 words)

 Swastika The Aryan's Symbol
The swastika was widely utilized in ancient Mesopotamian coinage as well as appearing in early Christian and Byzantium art, where it was known as the gammadion cross.
To Hindus, the swastika with the arms bent to the left is called the sathio or sauvastika, which symbolizes night, magic, purity, and the destructive goddess Kali.
The Swastika was the official symbol of the Thule Society.
web.singnet.com.sg /~sidneys/Swastika.htm   (1029 words)

 Swastika Bungalows, Sanur - Bali - Indonesia
Swastika is an ancient symbol of Hindu for the Sun wheel-a sign of prosperity and good fortune.
Swastika Bungalows, tucked away under the palm trees just a few hundred meters from the beaches of Sanur, is owned and managed by a local Balinese family.
At the entrance to the Bungalows is the Swastika II Garden Restaurant, ideal for relaxing evening dining with t a choice of Indonesian, Chinese and European food.
www.indo.com /hotels/swastika   (332 words)

 The Straight Dope: Was the swastika actually an old Native American symbol?
The swastika was employed by various American Indian tribes, notably the Navahos, for whom it was a sort of good luck sign.
Schliemann himself was not a racist, but the swastika was soon taken up by less principled writers, who were attracted by the Aryan connection as well as by the symbol's strangely compelling experience.
The Nazi fylfot, known as the swastika or hakenkreuz ("hook-cross") is actually a Teutonic runic ideograph called "Thorshamarr"--"the hammer of Thor." Although the Nazis emphasized the aggressive, martial implications of this symbol, its primary traditional meaning was the solar wheel and the cycle of life.
www.straightdope.com /classics/a2_156.html   (938 words)

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