Friday, November 21, 2008

The Swastika is an ancient symbol for good fortune in Buddhist, Hindu and Native American cultures

Turquoise Swastika
Originally uploaded by premasagar
The word swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word svastik, meaning any lucky or auspicious object, and in particular a mark made on persons and things to denote good luck, says Wikipedia. It has been used for centuries in India as a Hindu symbol and in China, as a Buddhist symbol for good fortune.

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