The swastika (卐 or 卍) is an old strict and social image, prevalently in  different Eurasian, as well as a few African and American societies. 


It keeps on being utilized as an image of divine nature and  otherworldliness in Indian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and  Jainism.  


In Jain imagery, it addresses Suparshvanatha – the seventh of 24  Tirthankaras , while in Buddhist  imagery it addresses the favorable impressions of the Buddha.  


The image is tracked down in the archeological remaining parts of the  Indus Valley Civilisation and Samarra, as well as in early Byzantine and  Christian craftsmanship. 

Etymology and nomenclature

The word insignia is gotten from the Sanskrit root swasti, which is made out of su ‘great, well’ and asti ‘is; it is; there is’. 


The identical representation structures are normally depicted as  left-confronting or left-hand (卍) and right-confronting or right-hand  (卐). 


As per Joseph Campbell, the earliest realized insignia is from 10,000  BCE – part of “a complicated wander example of signed up swastika”.  

Historical use

symbol has been of otherworldly importance to Indian religions, for  example, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The swastika is a sacrosanct  image in the Bön religion.


The swastika as a symbol of prosperity and good fortune is widely distributed throughout the ancient and modern world.  


The word is derived from the Sanskrit svastika, meaning “conducive to  well-being.” It was a favourite symbol on ancient Mesopotamian coinage.