10 Famous Symbols And Meaning Behind Them

    All seeing eye symbol
    All seeing eye symbol

    Have you ever wonder the meaning behind common symbols? Well, symbols are used to depicts something about a particular place, event or myth that have their own secret meaning. Here, in this post, we are going to discuss famous symbols and meaning behind them. So, let’s start with it.

    Ashoka Chakra

    Ashoka Chakra
    Ashoka Chakra symbol

    The Ashoka Chakra portraits dharma chakra which is represented with 24 spokes. Ashoka Chakra is visible bat the centre of the Indian flag that was officially adopted as a flag symbol on 22 July 1947. Ashoka Chakra is represented in a navy blue color on a white background, that has replaced the symbol of (spinning wheel) charkha of the pre-independence versions of the flag. India’s highest peacetime (a period when a country is not at war) a military decoration awarded for bravery, self-sacrifice or courage action away from the battlefield is regarded as Ashoka Chakra as well.

    “Satyameva Jayate”

    Emblem of India Satyamev Jayate
    Emblem of India Satyamev Jayate symbol

    Sanskrit mantra”Satyameva Jayate” is an ancient Indian scripture Mundaka Upanishad which means “Truth alone triumphs”. Post the independence of India, Satyameva Jayate was adopted as the national motto of India. Satyameva Jayate is inscribed in the script of national emblem at its base. Moreover, the emblem, as well as the words “Satyameva Jayate”, are inscribed on one side of all Indian currency and national documents, the emblem was erected around 250 BCE at Sarnath is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka.

    Olympic Games

    Olympic Symbol
    Olympic Symbol

    Olympic Games symbolizes five interlocking rings colored blue, yellow, black, green and red on a white which are called as the “Olympic rings” are symbols, icons, and flags, and used by the International Olympic Committee. The Olympic Games symbol was initially designed in 1912 by co- founder of the modern Olympic Games Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1894. The motto of Olympic is the Altius, hendiatris Citius, Fortius, that stands for Higher, Faster, Stronger respectively.

    The Christianity Cross

    The Cross Christianity
    The Cross Christianity

    The Christianity Cross is indeed a popular symbol as the Christian community has faith is the cross. The cross depicts symbolizes the crucifixion (an ancient form of execution in which a person was nailed or bound to a cross) crucifixion of Jesus on the cross, a crown of thorns over his head. The cross can be plain or nailed on it, and INRI the latin letters which stand for “Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews” on the top end of the cross.

    The phoenix

    The Phoenix
    The Phoenix symbol

    A phoenix is a long-lived bird in Greek mythology that is cyclically (occurring again and again)reborn or regenerated. Moreover, a phoenix is related with the Sun, and a phoenix gets new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor(a person/ animal/ bird who held particular before the current holder).

    Yin-yang

    Ying yang sign
    Ying yang sign

    Yin-yang, the combination of the two cosmic forces, the symbol of yin-yang a circle divided by an S-shaped line into a light and a dark segment, portraying yin and yang respectively, each containing a ‘seed’ of the other.The yin-yang symbol holds its roots in Daoism, a Chinese philosophy and religion The yin, the dark swirl, is related with femininity, the trough of a wave, and shadows, and the yang is the light twist which symbolizes growth, passion, and brightness.

    Evil eye

    Evil Eye
    Evil Eye symbol

    The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by an evil-minded glare, generally directed towards a person who is unaware. Many traditions and cultures opine that receiving the evil eye will cause bad luck or injury, misfortune, Talismans (lucky charm) is created to protect against the evil eye and is usually known as “evil eyes”.

    Swastik

    Swastika
    Swastik Symbol

    The Swastik is an ancient symbol which is used all over the globe from decades Swastik is also regarded as a “Flyfot,” or “Gammadion” “Hakenkreuz”. It had been traditionally followed and is the symbol of well-being and good fortune and “swastika” word is derived from the Sanskrit “su” which means “well” and “asti” which means “being” . swastika regarded to be a representation of the sun and is also related to the worship of Aryan sun gods. This symbol is followed in both Buddhism and Jainism.

    Star of David

    Star of David
    Star of David symbol

    Currently, the primary symbol of Israel is hexagram, portraiting the Shield of David and also Decades ago South Indian temples have hexagrams some with swastikas beside them admiring their exteriors. In conjunction to this, Hindu community holds the hexagram as a mandala which symbolizes heart chakra. It is evident that there are images of a swastika inside the hexagram portraiting the creative force in the universe that always signifies the strong and positive principle.

    Peace symbol

    Peace symbol
    Peace symbol

    Originally the peace symbol was designed for the British nuclear disarmament movement but now it is used widely and eventually, peace symbol became a secular peace symbol, famous by Pablo Picasso post World War 2, the peace symbol was designed to maintain solace in all over the world.

    All in all, all the symbols discussed above depicts the hidden or secret meaning behind them that might have surprised you in some or other way. A symbol can be religious, political or patriotic is an iconic portray intended to depict something specific it can be some religion or a specific concept within a given province. Hopefully, this post is informative for you, thanks for reading kudos to the readers stay happy to stay tuned, keep reading, keep motivating!!

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