Swastika and Swastishree by 5GVKxk1


									Swastika and
   T.L.Subash Chandira Bose
All over the world, irrespective of religions and cultures, the swastika is a
common and also a “Universal Sacred Symbol”. In this article we shall discuss
the origin of the names Swastika and Swastisri and its hidden sacred

Swastika was previously spelled as Svastika, but later both the English and
the French accepted the spelling Swastika. We shall observe in the Oxford
Dictionary, 1984, page 1078: Swastika (swo’s) n. ancient symbol formed by
cross with equal arms, when all arms are continued as far again at right angles
clockwise (esp. as symbol of Nazi) or counter-clockwise. {f. Skr. Svastika
(svasti, well being, f. su- good + asti, being)}

Also in the Little French Dictionary: Etymologically, the Sanskrit word
Svastika signifies happiness, pleasure and good luck. The prefix Su- denotes
“Good” and asti "being or existence"; thus, a good existence or auspicious
occasion, an existing good, signifying “good”, well, excellence or prosperity. In
Vedic texts it occurs several times as a noun in the sense of happiness and as
an adverb meaning “well” or “hail”.

We shall find the meaning for “Su” and “asti”, but the meaning for the word
“ka” is missing in the above dictionaries. Hence a research and study on the
word "ka" is most essential, which is in built in the word Swastika

Sun (Surya)

We would like to refer to Navagraha-Kosa (Vol. I), p. 72-73, by
S.K.Ramachandra Rao. "On the top of the Mahameru, there are nine
                      settlements. The center one is called Brahma-Loka
                      (Brahma-Puri),    ten   thousand     yojanas   square.
                      Surrounding this in eight directions are quarters of
                      the guardians of directions ("dikpalakas"), twenty-
                      five yojanas in extent: Devadhandika or Amaravati in
                      east (Indra), Tejovati in the south-east (Agni),
Samayamani in the south (Yama), Krshnanjana in the south-west (Nirriti),
Nimnalochani or Sraddhavati in the west (Varuna), Gandhavati in the north-
west (Vayu), Vibhavari or Mahodaya in the north (Kubera), and Yosovati in the

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