The swastika is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at a right angle. The oldest archaeological evidence decorated with swastikas comes from the civilization of ancient India. It is widely used in Indian religions, especially in Hinduism and Buddhism, primarily as a tantric symbol, to invoke the shakti or sacred symbol of prosperity. Swastika has a rich history. It was used at least 5000 years before Adolf Hitler designed the Nazi flag. The word swastika comes from the Sanskrit svastika, which means "happiness" or "well-being." The motif (curved cross) seems to be used for the first time in Neolithic Eurasia, perhaps representing the movement of the sun through the sky. Until then, it is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Swastika also has an ancient history in Europe, appears on artifacts from pre-Christian cultures in Europe.
This mark has many different varieties depending on the countries and cultures in which it was used. However, we can distinguish several basic types of matchmakers.
Swastika used in the Third Reich
Swastika commonly called the hands of God
Turnstile - A type of swastika used by ancient Slavs