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In the Western world the svastika has come to represent the evil of the Nazis of World War II. But the word itself—written “swastika” in English—means “auspicious” in Sanskrit. In the Tibetan Zhangzhung language it is referred to as yungdrung, meaning “everlasting.”
Read more about this symbol in this week’s edition of Himalayan Buddhist Art 101, Controversial Art: The Svastika. View Larger

In the Western world the svastika has come to represent the evil of the Nazis of World War II. But the word itself—written “swastika” in English—means “auspicious” in Sanskrit. In the Tibetan Zhangzhung language it is referred to as yungdrung, meaning “everlasting.”

Read more about this symbol in this week’s edition of Himalayan Buddhist Art 101, Controversial Art: The Svastika.



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