From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Significance of Svastika[edit]

The svastika is a symbol of auspiciousness.[1] It has been used as a symbol of the sun or Viṣṇu or even Gaṇeśa. It also represents the world-wheel, the eternally changing world, which is round and fixed. It is unchanging center or God.

Significance of Svastika on Doors[edit]

Svastika mark depicted on doors or walls of building or on animals are believed to protect them from the wrath of evil spirits or furies of nature.


  1. Svasti means auspiciousness.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore