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...
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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...
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Nandavarta
The Nandavarta or Nandyavarta is one of the eight auspicious symbols of Jainism for the Svetambara sect. It is an ashtamangala which is used for worship, and could be made with rice grains.
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?
Swastika, Ontario
Swastika (/ˈswɒstɪkə/ or /swɒsˈtiːkə/) is a small community founded around a mining site in Northern Ontario, Canada in 1908. Today it is within the municipal boundaries of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. It ...
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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...
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 ...
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Sri Yantra
In the Shri Vidya school of Hindu tantra, the Sri Yantra ("sacred instrument", also Sri Chakra) is a diagram formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from the central (bindu...
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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...
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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...
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Srivatsa
The Srivatsa (Devanagari: श्रीवत्स) is an ancient symbol, considered auspicious in India. Alternative transliterations include Shreevatsa, Śrīvatsa, Shrivatsa, Srivathsa and Sri Vatsa.Srivatsa means "...
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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...
Auseklis
Auseklis (derived from root aus- - "dawn") was a Latvian god, and the personification of the celestial body Venus. He is third most popular deity in Latvian mythology after Saulė and Mēness, but is al...
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Swastika (Germanic Iron Age)
The swastika design is known from artefacts of various cultures since the Neolithic, and it recurs with some frequency on artefacts dated to the Germanic Iron Age, i.e. the Migration period to Viking ...
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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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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
Hindu deities
Hinduism is the dominant religion of the Indian subcontinent. It comprises three major traditions, Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism, whose followers considered Shiva, Vishnu and Shakti (also called ...
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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...
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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
Trishula
The trishula (Sanskrit: त्रिशूल triśūla, Malay: trisula, Telugu: trisoolam, Tamil: thirisulam, Malayalam: തൃശൂലം trisoolam, Thai: trisoon or tri) is a type of South Asian trident also foun...
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