A young girl at the Jain Centre, London.

A young girl at the Jain Centre, London.

A young girl making an auspicious symbol using rice at the Jain Centre in Kenton, London.

The swastika symbolises four different types of life in to which one is born: humans, animals, hellish beings and celestial beings. The three dots represent enlightened knowledge, enlightened faith and enlightened conduct. The crescent represents nirvana, the final abode of every soul.