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Hindu Symbols

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

  • lotus

    The symbol of the lotus (Sanskrit: padma) primarily represents untouched beauty and non-attachment. The lotus is rooted in the mud but floats on the water without becoming wet or muddy... full article →
  • om

    ## 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... full article →
  • pratik

    In Hinduism, the pratik ("emblem") is the 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... full article →
  • 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... full article →
  • 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... full article →
  • yantra

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

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Title Hindu Symbols
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UpdatedNovember 22, 2016
MLA Citation“Hindu Symbols.” ReligionFacts.com. 22 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 9 Dec. 2016. <www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/symbols>

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