Religious symbols are a very important part for any religion around the globe. These symbols are believed to be auspicious and believed to have some positive energy. These Symbols are the medium to strengthen our belief in the supreme being. But there is a special symbol which is auspicious for many religions whether it is Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism etc. It holds high significance in hinduism and is believed to be the most powerful symbol in hinduism. This Symbol is called the Swastik (卐). This symbol stands out the most because no matter what angle you will see it it will always appear to be the same and because of this reason it is also called the symbol of the sun.
What is Swastik ?
Swastik (卐) is a holy symbol which means conducive to well-being and is one of the most important symbol of hindu mythology. In Hinduism the clockwise Swastik (卐) is the symbol of sun which means prosperity and good luck. The anti Clockwise Symbol (卍) is called the sauwastika which symbolizes night or tantric aspects of Goddess Kali.
The word Swastik means Pure and auspicious. A person who makes use of this symbol in daily puja rituals is said to invite good luck, well being and positivity.The four branches of swastik represent fourfold principles of divinity.
1. The four faced Brahma who spread knowledge in all four directions.
2. The Four Vedas- Rig Veda, Sam Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda.
3. The Four Purusharthas- Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha.
4. The Four stages of Life- Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sanyasa.
5. The Four Varnas of Hinduism- Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra.
6. The four branches also represent the four directions- North, East, West and South.
Importance in Vastu Shastra
This symbol is drawn before starting any religious and spiritual ritual and has a great importance in vastu shastra. It wards off the negative energies and brings peace and prosperity to the home. You should know that swastik should be made in the north-east direction to attract positive vibes and form a deep connection with the self.
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