What are the Symbols of Hinduism?
Also spelled "Om," in Hindu thought this image represents a sacred sound. Go here for a full article on Aum in Hinduism.Name: Bindi
The "dot" on the forehead of the woman pictured to the left is called a bindi. It is worn by married women.Go here for a full article on bindi, including more image. To learn about Diwali go here and Holi go here.)
This is the symbol of the god, Shiva. For a full article on linga go here. For a full article on Shiva go here. Go here to read about Hindu deities.
Name: Lotus flower
The lotus flower represents beauty in Hinduism, and can also carry other meanings.
Go here for a full article on the lotus flower.
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This symbol combines two triangels, a rising sun, and a swastika.
Go here for a full article on Pratik. For Hindu beliefs go here.
The connotations of the swastika in the Western world aren't the same as those in the East. Go here to read a full article on the swastika in Hinduism. Learn about Karma in Hinduism here.
Like a bindi, a tilak is a mark on the forehead. For a full article on tilak in Hinduism go here. For Hindiusm facts go here. For Hinduism beliefs go here.
Also spelled "Trishula," this trident is an important symbol in Hinduism. Go here to read more about trisula. Learn more about Namaste in Hinduism here.
In Hinduism, this symbol represents the universe. Read more about yantra here. Learn about cows in Hinduism here.