svastika

Hindu - A symbol of Surya, the sun-god. A symbol of Shiva or Vishnu, some say. Such a cross, with its arms pointing clockwise, is regarded as a symbol of the sun; one with counter-clockwise arms represents the moon, or the female principle, and is known as a sauvastika. In some references, called svastika, sauvastika, sauvastika, Buddhist swastika or Buddhist swastika.

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