Re: Is the Swastika evidence of a common origin?

Esther (
Wed, 22 Jan 1997 12:41:59 GMT

On Sat, 18 Jan 1997 19:13:54 -0800, Jayshree Ramakrishnan
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>There is some evidence that the svastika symbol has been found
>at Indus valley sites (2500 bc - 1500 bc)
>This predates the arrival of the Indo-Aryans and certainly
>predates the Rigvedic period that is commonly accepted to
>be 1200 bc - 800 bc.
>It seems therefore to indicate that the so-called Aryan
>symbol actually originates in earlier times.
>has anyone any interest or confirmation of this?
>S. ramakrishnan

Joining the discussion just now. Until WWII, the Swastika was often
painted on Dutch (The Netherlands) farms to represent the four seasons
and/or to ensure that spring would come back after winter.
Origin should be Indo-Aryan. I am wondering why it used to be such a
specific agricultural symbol in the Netherlands.
Esther Ahern