What is Swastika? Some examples from around the world

The Swastika is the Yantra (symbol) of the original Aryan Constitution. It incorporates the Four Bindus representing the four offices of Aryavartha within the four arms.

It pre dates the Rik Veda but evolved after the Brahmin Canon of the Prathamo Upanishad The Mantra (the condensed verbal vibrations) gives the four institutions, the objectives, the ordination and dedication in the Rik Veda:
Om Bhadram Karne bhi shrenayama Devaha, Om Bhadram Pashyemakshu bhir yajathraha, Sthiray rangay sthusthuvahum swasthino bhihi, vyyashema deva hitham yadayuhu. Swasthina Indro Vridhashrawaha. Swatshina Poosha Vishwavedaha. Swasthinastharkshyo arishtanaemihi. Swasthino Brishapathir Dathathu. Om Shanti, shanthi, shantihi”. (Circa 20,000 B.C).

The Tantra is implicit in the Mantra. Well being results and we shall see and hear only that which is auspicious and enjoy life with all our sixteen senses when the leader (Indra) is well famed), the Judge (Poosha) is all knowing, the Law Enforcer (Taarkshya) strikes down evil and the Mentor (Brihaspathi) educates well so blessing us with auspiciousness. From this will come Peace, Peace, Peace.

This prototypal or fractal Constitution is replicatable from the tiniest tribe to the overarching Grand Chief (or Arya Mihira) of all the tribes under Aryan Law or Varsha.

P.S. - The Vedas are not “epics” but an orally transmitted compendium of the Aryan experience while the Upanishads are the wisdom distilled therefrom. The Puranas are mythology and traditional History, often distorted to reconcile and enable the inclusion of various different traditions within the Aryan fold. The “auspiciousness” of the Swastika is the promise of the “rule of law” that is enabled by the four institutions mentioned in this Aryan Constitution having the qualities associated with them.

(Pre-hispanic codex from Mexico with Swasthika symbol includes the four bindus)


  1. The Aryan Swastika in a 1872 painting of Scandinavian Deity Thor (Indra) “Battle Against the Jötnar” (Rakshasas).

  1. The Swasthika forms the red water mark backdrop to the Ganda be Runda (Double Headed Eagle) on this Imperial Russian 250 Ruble Bank Note

  1. Swasthika on ancient Celtic pre-Christian Menhir (standing stone) in Ireland.

  1. Pre-hispanic codex from Mexico with Swasthika symbol includes the four bindus

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