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.

Swastika

“Shakti” or the sacred symbol of auspiciousness.

swastika-screw symbol

 

 

Swatika Coil machines by Paulo Cruzes 2012

swastika coil tattoo machine by Paulo Cruzes

 

 

The swastika (Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक) is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at right angles.

Swastika dotwork tattoo by Paulo Cruzes in Anjuna Goa 2011

Swastika dotwork tattoo by Paulo Cruzes in Anjuna Goa 2011

 

Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesh swastika

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The Swastika has always been a trademark of quality.

swastika-rice

 

The Swastika is found on many places in India.

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