Ancient stone coins with svastika symbol
The earliest archaeological evidence of the svastika shape dates back to the Indus Valley civilization around 3300 - 1300 BCE. Also found in other cultures like China, Japan, Korea and Europe.
The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit "svastikah"
"su" meaning "good" or "being fortunate"
"asti" meaning "to be"
"ka" as suffix
A sign of good luck or well being for many Hindu's, Buddhist and Jains.
There are two principal forms of the svastika: (1) that with the arms turned to the right, and (2) that with the arms turned to the left, each having a different meaning.
Svastikas facing right are considered "beneficial", for they are in tune with the evolution spinning clockwise, svastikas facing left or counter clockwise are considered "destructive" for they move opposite to the evolution spiral.
Ancient metal coins with svastika symbol
Modern metal coin with svastika symbol
COINS - Ancient & Modern
SVASTIKA - Found Around the World
Longhua Buddhist Temple is the largest and oldest temple in Shanghai, China
TEMPLES & SHINES IN INDIA
Jain Temple door in Mumbai
Temple in the City of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Rock Hewn church in Lalibela, Ethopia (12th Century)
Shavei Zion Church, Israel
Stilicho Sarcophagus in Milan, Italy
Siddhavarakuta Jain Temple flying flag with both svastika and OM symbols together
Kedareshvar shrine at Omkara Mandhata
MANY RELIGIONS, MANY FORMS OF SVASTIKA