Swastika Symbol Meaning Actual

Swastika emblem, until recently known as a symbol that represents hatred, genocide, negativity. But you know that the symbol of the Swastika already a long way since the days of ancient civilizations? And the symbol of Swastika is a sacred symbol.

swastika across duniaSwastika (卐) (Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक) is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at 90 degrees.

An archaeological evidence of the earliest use of the swastika ornaments found so far Indus Valley Civilization, Ancient India. The swastika has also been used in many other ancient civilizations around the world (China, Japan, Europe, America, Africa and many more).
Often used in Indian religions, particularly Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, mainly as a symbol to raise shakti tantra or sacred symbols of good luck.

"Swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" meaning "good," "asti" meaning "to be," and "ka" as a suffix. Swastika literally means "to be good". Or other translations can be made: "self" is "higher self", "asti" meaning "to be", and "ka" as a suffix, so the translation can be defined as "that with the higher self".

In East Asia, the swastika is a Chinese character, which is defined by the Kangxi Dictionary, published in 1716 as "a synonym of infinity, is used primarily in the classical Buddhist texts," the word evolved to represent immortality and Buddhism.

This symbol has a long history in Europe reaches back to ancient times. In modern times, after a brief surge in popularity as a symbol of luck in Western culture, the swastika was adopted as a symbol of the German Nazi Party in 1920, as a symbol of the Aryan race.

After Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, Swastika flag upside down is inserted into the Nazi party, and became the state flag of Germany during Nazism. Therefore, Swastika has become strongly associated with Nazism and related ideologies such as fascism and white supremacy in the Western world, and now most of the negative stigmatization exist at Swastika. Many modern political extremists and neo-Nazi groups such as the Russian National Unity uses stylized swastika or the same symbol.

Why Nazi and fascist movement hijack a culture, use the Swastika emblem so that its meaning shifted to negative? Do Swastika just a beautiful geometric shape, or is there a real sense that we do not know?

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