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Where did the swastika originate?

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The origin of the symbol is pagan in nature recorded in ancient Aryan Vedic civilization to evoke the elements of nature. The origin of the symbol suastika is derived from the ancient phonetic script SU to mean good + ASTI to mean finite existence which has a clock wise motion with the arms on the face extended right. It was used to evoke the natural elements/gods/goddess for auspicious time.

The origin of Swastika is derived from the ancient phonetic script 'Swa' to mean destruction by fire + ASTi ,to mean existence in anti matter in counter clock direction movement with the arms on the face extened left to evoke the elements of the void/gods/goddess for 'power' and 'destruction' by sacrifices in pagan rituals, that continue to exist even today in tantric religious rituals of Hindus ,Buddhists, Jains and many other religious beliefs and practices.

The Nazis adopted this as a symbol of 'power and destruction' by human sacrifices as a pagan Aryan tradition and ritual.

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The Swastika became the Nazi Symbol. However it was an ancient pagan symbol, a Hakenkreuz (hooked cross), with various meanings to different cultures. It was was usurped to symbolize "racial purity", "Aryan identity" or German nationalist pride by various extreme nationalist movements in Germany by 1920. Later the Nazis adopted this symbol & Hitler designed a very specific looking swastika that would become the standard for the Nazi Party.

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It was not a nazi symbol. Hitler adapted it as his own for its meaning of luck and prosperity. The symbol dates back over 3,000 years and has been seen on Buddhist temples, ancient Greece and native American cultures. It was used during WWI by the boy scouts and other companies world round. After Hitler adapted the symbol others denounced it as he had tainted it.

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The swastika originated in India since the birth of Hinduism. Many people think the swastika was created by Hitler, but no. He took the sign, turned it, and used it for a different purpose. Now where ever people see the swastika, they think it is a bad thing, but no. It is used by Hindus for a sign of peace, not destruction.

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The origin of the swastika is somewhat of a mystery. Symbols similar to it appear in cultures throughout the world. It is still used as a holy symbol in Southeast Asia, such as in India.

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it was a religious Hindu symbol

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Swastika comes from India from Jainism

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