Nazi Nature: Mysterious Forest Swastika Remained Unnoticed Until 1992
It’s been 20 years since the nazi forest ( as we like to call it) was discovered, and yet the question of who planted them remains a mystery. However, someone must have had planted the trees because ...
Calming Mandala Stone Art
Award-winning artist, Elspeth McLean, uses a different type of canvas and technique to produce unusual works of art. Incorporating her own form of pointillism, called "dotillism", Elspeth paints eye-a...
The symbol of the Swastika and its 12,000-year-old history
The swastika is a symbol used by of one of the most hated men on Earth, a symbol that represents the slaughter of millions of people and one of the most destructive wars on Earth. But Adolf Hitler wa...
There's No Sound Like Om Thrive
Ommm. Om is often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean?
Hindu iconography
Over the millennia of its development Hinduism has adopted several iconic symbols, forming part of Hindu iconography, that are imbued with spiritual meaning based on either the scriptures or cultural...
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Mandala
Mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल Maṇḍala, 'circle') is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates contai...
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Swastika
The swastika (also known as the gammadion cross, cross cramponnée, or manji) is a symbol that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross, with its four legs bent at 90 degrees. It is considered...
Swastika - Wikipedia
Nazi Nature: Mysterious Forest Swastika Remained Unnoticed Until 1992
It’s been 20 years since the nazi forest ( as we like to call it) was discovered, and yet the question of who planted them remains a mystery. However, someone must have had planted the trees because ...
Calming Mandala Stone Art
Award-winning artist, Elspeth McLean, uses a different type of canvas and technique to produce unusual works of art. Incorporating her own form of pointillism, called "dotillism", Elspeth paints eye-a...
There's No Sound Like Om Thrive
Ommm. Om is often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean?
Shatkona
The Shatkona is a symbol used in Hindu yantra that represents the union of both the male and feminine form. More specifically it is supposed to represent Purusha (the supreme being), and Prakriti (mo...
Yantra
Yantra (यन्त्र) is the Sanskrit word for a mystical diagram, especially diagrams or amulets supposed to possess occult powers in astrological or magical benefits in the Tantric traditions of the Indi...
Yantra - Wikipedia
Paduka
Paduka is the name of India's oldest, most quintessential footwear. It is little more than a sole with a post and knob, which is engaged between the big and second toe.It exists in a variety of forms ...
Paduka - Wikipedia
Modak
A modak(Marathi: मोदक) is a sweet dumpling popular in Western, eastern and Southern India. It is called modak (मोदक) in Marathi, (ମୋଦକ) Oriya and Konkani as well as Gujarati language, Sughiyan (സുഖി...
Modak - Wikipedia
Nandi (bull)
Nandi (Sanskrit: नन्दी, Tamil: நந்தி,Kannada: ನಂದಿ,Telugu: న౦ది) is the name for the bull which serves as the mount (Sanskrit: Vahana) of the god Shiva and as the gatekeeper of Shiva ...
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Windsor Swastikas
The Windsor Swastikas were a Canadian ice hockey team in Windsor, Nova Scotia, from 1905–1916. Not to be confused with the Fernie Swastikas across the country in British Columbia, the Swastikas chose...
Windsor Swastikas - Wikipedia
Nishaan
Harr Nishaan (हरिਹਰਿ) or Nishaan Sahib is an official copyrighted symbol of Ravidassia religion. The Harr nishan can be found on top of the Ravidassias Bhawans or on the flag, every year the Harr Nish...
Nishaan - Wikipedia
Sila (murti)
Shila, (शिला in Devanagari, śila in IAST) or Shaligram refers to a Vaishnava (Hindu) aniconic representation of Vishnu, in the form of a spherical, usually black-coloured Ammonoid fossil found in the ...
Jyoti Kalash
Jyoti Kalash (Sanskrit: ज्योती कलश) is a symbolic representation of Hindu goddess Durga. During Navaratri festival devotees light Jyoti Kalash, in temples of Devi, to appease her. The Jyoti Kalash co...
Murti
In Hinduism, a murti (Devanagari: मूर्ति), or murthi, or vigraha or pratima typically refers to an image that expresses a Divine Spirit (murta). Meaning literally "embodiment", a murti is a represent...
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Ik Onkar
Ik Onkar (Gurmukhi: ੴ, ਇੱਕ ਓਅੰਕਾਰ; Ikk Ōankār [ɪkː oəŋkaɾ]) is the symbol that represents the One Supreme Reality and is a central tenet of Sikh religious philosophy. Ik (ਇੱਕ) means one or united, On...
Ik Onkar - Wikipedia
Mandala (Southeast Asian political model)
Maṇḍala (मण्डल) is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". The mandala is a model for describing the patterns of diffuse political power distributed among Mueang or Kedatuan (principalities) in early Sou...
Mandala (Southeast Asian political model) - Wikipedia
Pasha (Hinduism)
Pasha (Pāśa), often translated as "noose" or "lasso", is a supernatural weapon depicted in Hindu iconography. Hindu deities such as Ganesha, Yama and Varuna are depicted with the pasha in their hands...
Red Swastika Society
The Red Swastika Society (simplified Chinese: 世界红卍字会; traditional Chinese: 世界紅卍字會; pinyin: shìjiè hóngwànzìhuì) is a voluntary association founded in China in 1922 by Qian Nengxun (錢能訓), D...
Red Swastika Society - Wikipedia
Western use of the swastika in the early 20th century
The swastika (from Sanskrit svástika) is a symbol that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross, with its four arms bent at 90 degrees in either right-facing (卐) form or its mirrored left-faci...
Western use of the swastika in the early 20th century - Wikipedia
Nazi symbolism
The 20th-century German Nazi Party made extensive use of graphic symbolism, especially the Hakenkreuz (swastika), which was used as its principal symbol and, in the form of the swastika flag, became t...
Nazi symbolism - Wikipedia
Lingam
The lingam (also linga, ling, Shiva linga, Shiv ling, Sanskrit: लिङ्गं,liṅgaṃ, meaning "mark", "sign", or "inference") is a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship in temples. In ...
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Fernie Swastikas
The Fernie Swastikas were a women's hockey team that was formed in 1922 in Fernie, British Columbia. Their uniform used as a symbol the swastika, which before World War II was a common religious symbo...
Fernie Swastikas - Wikipedia
Padma (attribute)
Padma (Nelumbo nucifera), the sacred lotus, is an aquatic plant that plays a central role in Indian religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The lotus flower has many different names such as...
Padma (attribute) - Wikipedia