What’s is the meaning of Swasthika? Where did it originate from? Is it that many civilizations used Swasthika as part of thier culture? Answers to all these questions.
The Swastika is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is also a sign of spiritual purity. The swastika was a letter in the ancient Sanskrit language. It meant luck or well being. We also found it in Byzantine buildings, Ancient Greek coinage and in Native American burial sites.
Hakenkreuz, a derivative of Swastika, was a symbol used by the Nazi Party in Germany, and later by the Third Reich. Adolf Hitler chose it as the symbol of the German Workers Party after he joined. Before Hitler, members had already worn Hakenkreuz armbands. Hitler handled its red, white and black coloring. During the 20th century, Adolf Hitler adopted the symbol for the Nazi Party. From 1935 to 1945, they used it on the German flag. The symbol became stigmatized because of its association with Nazi war crimes.