Many associate the swastika with Nazism and Hitler’s ideology. In fact, this symbol simply became widely known thanks to the Hitlerite regime, but the sign itself existed long before all these events. This is proved by the fact that one of the images of the swastika was recorded during the Paleolithic period (25-20 thousand years BC).
Such a symbol is found in the culture of many peoples on a variety of subjects: clothing, weapons, banners and coats of arms, coins and decorative ornaments, and even the design of churches. Each people pawned their meaning in the swastika, therefore the symbolism of this image has a very wide spectrum.
One of the most common beliefs is that the swastika is a symbol of movement, life, the sun, light and well-being. It brings people luck and promotes life success.
As a symbol of the Buddhist tradition, the swastika began to be used in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). This sign is found on many subjects related to the culture of Buddhism. Among them are statues, books, temples and so on. In this case, the swastika is considered as a symbol of perfection and in each of its dashes a certain meaning is hidden. The direction of short dashes to the left personifies movement, love, compassion, and the aspiration of the cross bends to the right is associated with constancy, firmness, intelligence and strength.
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Separately it is worth mentioning that the swastika is a symbol of esoteric Buddhism. It is called the “Seal of the Heart”, because it was imprinted on the heart of the Buddha himself. In this connection, a tradition has arisen to put this image on the hearts of the dead.
Thus, we see that this symbol contains much more values than it may seem at first. It really is an important element of many cultures, especially Buddhism.