Contrary to the hateful meaning it has taken on for many since its misappropriation by the Nazis, the Swastika is an ancient and holy symbol of auspiciousness and good fortune. It is commonly used at the entrances of Hindu homes, in temples, and on invitations to auspicious occasions such as weddings and other rites of passage. 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 meanings behind this ancient Hindu symbol.
- 22 Sep 2015