Hindu Symbols

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Symbols of Hinduism include the lotus, swastika, trisula, om, and more.

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Lotus

The lotus flower (padma) is rooted in the mud but floats on the water without becoming wet or muddy. Thus in Hinduism, Buddhism and other Indian religions, the lotus represents untouched beauty and non-attachment.

Om/Aum

## What does Om mean? In Hinduism, Om (also spelled Aum) is a Hindu sacred sound that is considered the greatest of all mantras. The syllable Om is composed of the three sounds a-u-m (in Sanskrit, the vowels a and u combine to become o) and the symbol's threefold nature is central to its meaning...

Pratik

The pratik ("emblem") is a symbol of the Ananda Marga ("path of bliss") movement, which was founded in India in 1955 and emphases social service along with yoga and meditation...

Swastika

The swastika (Sanskrit svastika) is a cross with four arms of equal length, with the ends of each arm bent at a right angle. Sometimes the crossing lines are horizontal and vertical and other times they are an angle, forming a central "X" shape...

Yantra

In Hinduism, a yantra is a geometrical diagram representing the universe. It is used in Hindu worship and meditation, especially in Tantrism...

trisula

The trihsula (also spelled trishul or trisula, Sanskrit for "three spear") is a trident spear that is the emblem of the god Shiva. The weapon symbolizes empire and the irresistible force of transcendental reality...

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