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IN History & Culture ON 03 Mar, 2015
Swastika is the Sanskrit word which means "lucky or auspicious object".
Most of the people closely linked this symbol with the German dictator Adolf Hitler and the atrocities of his Nazi party. But, in the 19th and 20th-century people across the world had a strong belief on Swastika as the symbol of luck. The most popular brands like Coca-cola and many sports team had the Swastika associated with them.
Let's check these pictures from 19th century that depict the different belief of people on Swastika before the World War II.
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In 1925, Coca-Cola made a lucky watch fob in the shape of a swastika with the slogan, Drink Coca Cola, five cents in bottles.
Swastika had different meanings before the rise of the Nazi party in the mid-20th century for one, it is an ancient symbol for life in some Indian religions.
The Windsor Swastikas were a Canadian ice hockey team in Windsor. The team chose their name as at the time the swastika was the symbol associated with luck and success.