The earliest swastika ever found was uncovered in Mezine, Ukraine, carved on an ivory figurine which dates back an incredible 12,000 years. One of the earliest cultures that are known to have used the Swastika was a Neolithic culture in Southern Europe, in the area that is now Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, known as the Vinca Culture, which dates back around 8,000 years.
The Swastika, the symbol of Nazi Germany, actually means a lucky charm or a symbol of well-being for most of us, when literally translated from its Sanskrit root, comprising su meaning ‘good’ and asti meaning ‘to be’. In other words, well-being. One of the oldest symbols made by humans, it dates back some 6,000 years to rock and cave paintings. Scholars generally agree it originated in India. Take a look at the significance of the Swastika sign.
The Symbol of wealth & prosperity
The left side of the Swastika symbol is supposed to be where Lord Ganesha resides. The Swastika is said to be the place where the deities reside. The place where Swastika is drawn, is the place in which wealth and prosperity also resides.
Destroys negative energies
The Swastika is said to destroy negative energies in the surrounding. Swastika is a good sign for any house according to the Vastu Shastra. It brings about good luck and prosperity in the house.
The Swastika delineates Jainism’s seventh saint and the four arms placed clockwise also stand for the fourpossible places of rebirth: the animal or plant world, hell, earth, or the spirit world.
The Nazi connection
According to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, the Swastika in the Nazi flag symbolised “the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man, and, by the same token, the victory of the idea of creative work, which always has been and always will be anti-Semitic.”