The Hinduism is the oldest religion on the earth and has great significance by all means. It has got several number of symbols and each has its own importance and meaning that are used in various occasions. Let us walk through each Hindu symbols and gain some knowledge on it.
HINDU SYMBOLS AND THEIR PRACTICE
Om or Aum is a vital symbol in Hinduism. It is also treated as “the mother of all mantras”. The ‘Om’ symbol represents the four stages of consciousness – Awake, Dreaming, Sleeping and Transcendental state or Trance.
The 4 stages of consciousness in AUM means:
- Waking state : It is also referred as Vaishvanara or Jagrat. The ‘A’ in ‘AUM’ relates to our conscious mind. The entire world.
- Deep Sleep state : It is also named as Pranja or Susupti. This represents the letter M in ‘AUM’ relating to our latent unconscious.
- Dream state : This is the letter U in ‘AUM’ also called as Taijasa or Swapna which relates to our unconscious state.
- Samadhi : this is pure consciousness and the silence after sounding AUM. stilling the fluctuations of the mind for yoga purpose.
This Hindu symbol is also having great importance in Hinduism. This word comes from the sanskrit word ‘svastika’. Swastika is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at 90 degrees.
‘Swa’ meaning good or higher self or auspicious, ‘asti’ meaning realize or state of being and ‘ka’ as suffix. The literal meaning of Swastika means ‘to be good’ and another translation for this symbol is ‘being with higher self’.
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