The Swastika although bastardized in recent history, was once one of the most common symbols throughout many cultures symbolizing the sun, good fortune and positivity. Although the swastika still plays a huge roll in eastern culture and religion such as buddhism, in western society people have forgotten what the symbol actually means and ignorance within society has struck fear into those who see it. In recent years there has been a large movement to “Reclaim” the Swastika as a symbol of positivity and I aim to do my part. Fight ignorance and fear with knowlage.
The word “swastika” comes from the Sanskrit svastika – “su”meaning “good” combined with “asti”,meaning “it is”, along with the diminutive suffix “ka.” The swastika literally means “it is good.