Many sacred symbols have held profound significance for Indians for over 2500 years. Even today, these styles and graphic designs are used in everyday ceremonies and worship events.India 's history is doted with wars and conquests. India was also influenced by the British rule and the Industrial Revolution. But even then, even as India stands at the threshold of the second decade of the 21st century, fundamental principles checked and polished in time were unchanged.

Hinduism has embraced a collection of representations of Hindu symbols that is based on the scriptures or cultural practises. They are imbued with divine meaning.Hindu sacraments are the structural parts of objects or marks that are regarded as sacred and used by Sanathana Dharma supporters as an indication of devotion.

Three of Hinduism's most respected icons or symbols


The syllable is frequently found at the begining and end of the Chapters of the Vedas, Upanishads and other Hindu texts. It was variously identified with the "cosmic tone" and the "mystical syllable" or the "assertion to divine objects," or as a metaphor for abstract metaphysical principles in Upanishads. Om means the nature of absolute reality, consciousness.Aum is often said to represent God in the three aspects of Brahman (A), Vishnu (U) and Shiva (M).

Max Müller and other scholars note that Om is suggested as a "tool for meditation" by these philosophical texts, describing different definitions that the syllable can be in the mind of one meditation, ranging from "artificial and senseless" to "highest concepts such as the cause of the World, essence of life, Brahman, Atman, and Self-knowledge."


In Indian religions, including Hinduism , Buddhism and Jainism, Swastika is used as a sign of divinity and spirituality.The word swastika comes from Sanskrit, which means 'conducive to well-being.' In the Indian subcontinent, the word swastika has been used since 500 BCE.


It may reflect the purity of the soul, reality, and equilibrium, or the sun, Surya, as an alternative. Many ideas have been used to reflect its rotation in four directions, but the four directions, the four Vedas and their harmonious whole are represented primarily. In Hinduism, its use dates back to ancient times.

Sri Chakra Yantra

Shri Yantra consists of nine interlocking triangles circling a central point known as a bindu. The cosmos and the human body represent these triangles. Shri Yantra is also known as the Navayoni Chakra, because of its nine triangles.

Sri Chakra Yantra

The 9 constituent triangles of the Shri Yantra differ in size and shape and intersect to form 43 smaller triangles, divided into five concentric levels. They embody the entirety of the universe together and convey Advaita or non-duality. The cosmic core is depicted in the centre. Two concentric circles consisting of 8 and 16 petals, representing the lotus of creation and reproductive vital power, are circumscribed by the triangles. The entire arrangement is framed by the broken lines of the square of the planet, representing a temple opening to the regions of the universe with four doors.

In the form of Devi Devi Tripura Sundari, Shri Yantra represents the goddess. The four upward-pointing isosceles triangles represent the Brahm masculine embodiment of the goddess, while the five downward-pointing triangles symbolise the Jagat jannani female embodiment.

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