SWASTIKA

SWASTIKA the misunderstood symbol

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Sayaka-108-swastika

Paulo Cruzes Sayagata Swastika

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SwastikaThe swastika (卐) (Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक) is a symbol that originated from Hinduism and generally takes the form of an equilateral cross, with its four arms bent at 90 degrees. There are many similarly-shaped symbols that westerners refer to as swastikas (see examples below), but the indigenous users of these symbols never called them by this name. The earliest archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization as well as the Mediterranean Classical Antiquity and paleolithic Europe. Swastikas have also been used in various other ancient civilizations around the world including Turkic, India, Iran, Nepal, China, Japan, Korea and Europe. It remains widely used in Indian religions, specifically in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, primarily as a tantric symbol that invokes Lakshmi – the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity and auspiciousness.

Paulo Cruzes Sayagata Swastika

Paulo Cruzes Sayagata Swastika

sayaka-108-swastikasayaka-108-swastikagold-swastikaStunning Swastika tattoo machine by Paulo Cruzes 2014 set up as a Power Liner.