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Swastika symbol holds lot of significance in Buddhism. Check out the meaning & importance of Swastik in Buddhist religion.

Swastik in Buddhism

Swastika is a symbol of good fortune in Buddhist religion. It represents the footprints and heart of Buddha. Thus, it is considered to be very holy and extensively brought to use by Buddhists. Infact, in all the images of Gautam Buddha, you'll find Swastik cross imprinted on his chest, palms and feet. It is one of the initial 65 symbols of auspiciousness associated with the footprint of the Buddha. Read further to know the meaning and significance of Swastika in Buddhism.

Swastika marks the beginning of all the Buddhist texts. Buddhist Swastika is more often viewed as a sign of infinity, affluence, abundance and long life. Swastika holds great importance in the Buddhist religion and thus, this religious mark can be found on almost all the Buddhist sites including the temples. The mark of Swastika is quite popular in Korea. It is used to decorate the altar cloths and miniature paintings.

Swastika symbol can be found on all such places, where Buddhists have left their imprints. Swastik symbolizes a being who has attained Nirvana from the cycle of birth and rebirth. The image of Lord Buddha depicts Swastika on each of the toes of his feet. Buddhists have actually borrowed Swastika from the Hindus. Buddhists use the symbol quite often, as it is believed to bring good luck, wealth, fortune and general wellbeing of mankind.


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