For thousands of years (in practically all human cultures), the Swastika emblem has been employed as a sign of good luck, protection, the materialization of life, and the changing seasons of the year. The word itself comes from the old Indian language of Sanskrit, which is very popular in India. Swastika, sometimes spelled Svastika in Sanskrit, means “everything is well” or “being joyful.”
The “Mezine Swastika,” the oldest swastika ever discovered, was discovered in Mezine, Ukraine, engraved on an ivory figure dating back an amazing 12,000 years. At least 10,000 years ago, one of the oldest known Swastikas was painted on a Paleolithic cave.
The swastika is therefore one of the oldest symbols of Mankind, going back at least 10 to 12,000 BC., but it may go back further back in time with future discoveries.
The swastika is known as the WAN sign in Mandarin Chinese. In Chinese and Japanese, WAN is a homophone for ten thousand, a figure that is frequently used to cover all of the universe’s creation. The swastika is a sign of purity, riches, and fortune, and has long been employed by saints and sages as a symbol of light and knowledge. The swastika is used and shown in China, Greece, South America, Armenia, Anatolia, Persia, China, Tibet, India, Japan, and many more civilizations across the world.
Antiquaty of Swastika:
According to the National Geography’s World Genome Project, DNA is being gathered to chronicle the path of human migration, which began 100,000 years ago and moved through India roughly 50,000 years ago. There are various Bronze Age and Neolithic sites in India where archaeology has confirmed the existence of early people. Swastika is used in the Indus-Saraswati seals.
According to archaeological studies, the Indus-Saraswati culture created Swastika seals. We don’t know what they were used for or how they were used. Was it evidence of fearful worship or an ancient heavenly belief? These customs have been carried on for millennia. At the moment, India is the only country that still uses the swastika as the most auspicious sign among India’s numerous religions, namely Hindus, Jainas, and Buddhists.
In Hinduism, the two versions of the swastika reflect two types of creation: facing the right, it represents the universe’s development (Pravritti), and facing the left, it represents the universe’s involution (Nivritti). It is also thought to point in all four directions (north, east, south, and west), implying stability. Its usage as a sun sign may be observed initially in its depiction of the God Surya.
The left-hand swastika (also known as a sauvastika) generally portrays the terrible Goddess Kali (evil). However, it is intended to represent the sun during the fall and winter seasons. The swastika is the most popular form in Buddhism, with three dots and a crescent. Hindus and Jainas celebrate “Laxmi Puja,” or devotion to the Goddess of Wealth, on the first page of the new accounting book on the new year or Diwali night, and the first page of the new accounting book is marked with the symbol of 15 Swastika. The Swastika is utilized for all auspicious events like marriages, birthdates, prayers, and new house building groundbreaking. The swastika is an auspicious symbol in India that is “worn as jewelry or marked on things.”