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According to Hindu scriptures Brahmarandhra is a tender spot on top of the head when a child is born.The bone does not form in this spot untill the child grows to a certain age.

Randhra is a Sanskrit word, but it is in common usage in other Indian languages too.

Randhra means a passage, like a small hole or a tunnel. This is the space in the body through which life descends into the fetus.

There are many medical cases where stillbirth happens though by all medical parameters, the fetus is healthy and everything is fine.
This is simply because the life within is still choosing. If a being enters into a fetus and finds it unsuitable as it evolves to become a baby, it leaves. That is why one door is kept open.
This is the reason why in Indian culture, so many precautions were taken to create a different kind of atmosphere around a pregnant woman. We are giving that up nowadays, but this used to be done hoping that something better than who you are comes into your womb.
So a pregnant woman used to be kept in a certain state of comfort and wellbeing. With the right kind of incense, sounds and foods, everything was done so that her body is in a state that it welcomes the right kind of being.

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The Swastik is a geometrical figure and an ancient religious icon. Swastik has been Sanatan Dharma’s symbol of auspiciousness – mangalya since time immemorial.

The name swastika comes from Sanskrit (Devanagari: स्वस्तिक, pronounced: swastik) &denotes “conducive to wellbeing or auspicious”.
The word Swastik has a definite etymological origin in Sanskrit. It is derived from the roots su – meaning “well or auspicious” & as meaning “being”.

"सु अस्ति येन तत स्वस्तिकं"
Swastik is de symbol through which everything auspicios occurs

Scholars believe word’s origin in Vedas,known as Swasti mantra;

"🕉स्वस्ति ना इन्द्रो वृधश्रवाहा
स्वस्ति ना पूषा विश्ववेदाहा
स्वस्तिनास्तरक्ष्यो अरिश्तनेमिही
स्वस्तिनो बृहस्पतिर्दधातु"

It translates to," O famed Indra, redeem us. O Pusha, the beholder of all knowledge, redeem us. Redeem us O Garudji, of limitless speed and O Bruhaspati, redeem us".


The Swastika represents the living creation in the whole Cosmos.

Hindu astronomers divide the ecliptic circle of cosmos in 27 divisions called this manner a cross forms in 4 directions in the celestial sky. At centre of this cross is Dhruva(Polestar). In a line from Dhruva, the stars known as Saptarishi can be observed.

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