Wednesday, March 18, 2015

swastik, swastika

'Swastik - A symbol of forces in Macro and Micro-Cosmos
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The term swastik emanates from the Sanskrit word swasti = su (good) asti (being). As a symbol, swastik is a line-design invented by the vedic sages. Its specific geometry is believed to have some relation with certain natural energy fields. It is drawn as a cross with equal arms when all the arms are continued as far again at right angles clockwise. The sublime effects, in terms of the cosmic energy currents superimposed in the unique pattern of swastik, correspond to what the swastik symbolizes -- auspiciousness, well-being.

The clockwise (dakshinavarta) direction is of significant importance, as it also happens to be the direction of movement (as we see it on the earth) of the sun, which rises in the east and sets in the west. The four sides of the swastik thus represent the four principal directions. The symbol of swastik is being used as a holy sign in India since the time of yore. Scriptural descriptions define it as a divine symbol that encompasses (in coded form) several important meanings and mysterious formulae or signs representing specific energy cycles in the universe.

Scholars of vedic literature also interpret the swastik symbol as the coded design of the electromagnetic / magnetic energy fields around the solar systems nucleus. Valmikiya Ramayana cites the appearance of swastik symbol as that of the bluish line-design seen on the crest of the cobra - king of snakes.

स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः।
स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदाः।
स्वस्ति नस्तार्क्ष्यो अरिष्टनेमिः।
स्वस्ति नो ब्रिहस्पतिर्दधातु !!

This sacred hymn of the Yajur-veda is a swastivachana - a prayer, an ardent aspiration, for the highest good and well-being of all beings, of everything, of the whole universe. Heart-felt chanting of this hymn is an integral part of initiating every religious sacrament or important familial ceremony in the vedic cultural rituals. It conveys the core meaning hidden in the vedic symbol of swastik'Swastik - A symbol of forces in Macro and Micro-Cosmos
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The term swastik emanates from the Sanskrit word swasti = su (good) asti (being). As a symbol, swastik is a line-design invented by the vedic sages. Its specific geometry is believed to have some relation with certain natural energy fields. It is drawn as a cross with equal arms when all the arms are continued as far again at right angles clockwise. The sublime effects, i...n terms of the cosmic energy currents superimposed in the unique pattern of swastik, correspond to what the swastik symbolizes -- auspiciousness, well-being.
'Lord Ganesh, 7th century copper alloy idol from Kashmir Region in Los Angeles County Museum'
Lord Ganesh, 7th century copper alloy idol from
Kashmir Region in Los Angeles County Museum
The clockwise (dakshinavarta) direction is of significant importance, as it also happens to be the direction of movement (as we see it on the earth) of the sun, which rises in the east and sets in the west. The four sides of the swastik thus represent the four principal directions. The symbol of swastik is being used as a holy sign in India since the time of yore. Scriptural descriptions define it as a divine symbol that encompasses (in coded form) several important meanings and mysterious formulae or signs representing specific energy cycles in the universe.
Scholars of vedic literature also interpret the swastik symbol as the coded design of the electromagnetic / magnetic energy fields around the solar systems nucleus. Valmikiya Ramayana cites the appearance of swastik symbol as that of the bluish line-design seen on the crest of the cobra - king of snakes.
स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः।
स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदाः।
स्वस्ति नस्तार्क्ष्यो अरिष्टनेमिः।
स्वस्ति नो ब्रिहस्पतिर्दधातु !!
This sacred hymn of the Yajur-veda is a swastivachana - a prayer, an ardent aspiration, for the highest good and well-being of all beings, of everything, of the whole universe. Heart-felt chanting of this hymn is an integral part of initiating every religious sacrament or important familial ceremony in the vedic cultural rituals. It conveys the core meaning hidden in the vedic symbol of swastik