Swastika is Hinduism

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  1. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    Swastika is Hinduism​

    If Hinduism can be represented by a single symbol, then it is swastika.

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    This is the Hindu swastika, just one representaion. It can be drawn in red, yellow or saffron colors, or even as floral design. It is in black only in books.


    Swastika is derived from Sanskrit and means Well Being. It is easily the most replicated single symbol.

    Place in Hindu religion and culture.

    Ganesha is our first deity to be invoked on any religion occasion. He is considered to be the Remover of Obstacles and difficulties. He is also represented by the swastika. In fact, swastika is also called Ganeshji.


    The symbol is drawn on altars. An altar is incomplete without it.


    In Ayurveda, it is the symbol displayed outside a physician's house. In stores selling Ayuvedic medicines, it is painted on the sign boards. Many other shops too display it.

    When a Hindu buys a vehicle, a priest blesses it and a swastika is drawn on it, which fades away with time. It is printed on the invitation cards, on a single card it might be replicated 20, 30 times. Envelopes for cash gifts on various occasions have it printed on them. Traders paint it on their cash chests, first page of account books etc. An average Hindu household might have dozens of swastikas. All the temples have it, of course, in metal, stone etc.

    Swastika, drawn slightly differently, is a holi symbol in Buddhism too. So in every Buddhist country, you will find it everywhere.
     
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  3. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    People just don't understand that Hitler simply can't corrupt this symbol, 1000s of years old, for more than 100 years.

    The Jews really need to give it up, they have enough religions against them...
     
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  5. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    Hitler failed to sully it, IMO.

    Lots of Israelis come to India as tourists. They of course encounter swastika everywhere. Why, the cab from airport to hotel may have it!! We put a small symbol on the dash board of cars, buses, trucks etc.

    I run a tourist cab business. Two cabs have Swastika, two have a Ganesha, one has Krishna, one has Shiva. They are sandwitched plastic, wired to be illuminated.
     
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  7. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    you might find this thread interesting, or at least the OP of it.

    http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=90721&page=4
     
  8. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Yep. Sort of a bizarre story, its stealing by the Nazis. There's a great Kolchak the Night Stalker episode that involves that issue. Some Native American nations also use it - Apache or Cherokee, I think. Southwest.

    As for its usage - Jewish people need to "give it up" WRT Hinduism, but if it were spray-painted on their garage, it's still kind of a problem.
     
  9. Naturelles Future Scientist Registered Senior Member

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  10. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    No Hindu will ever dream of painting it on anyone else's doors.

    Aryan crap is exactly that, CRAP. Aryan as a race was floated by Max Muller and like minded indologists.
     
  11. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Nor would I imply so.
     
  12. Gustav Banned Banned

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    as a proud and confident hindu, i reserve the right to scrawl the swastika anywhere i want.
    gimme your address geoff
     
  13. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    As a proud and confident semi-Gnostic Catholic, I reserve the right to spray you with my garden hose, or beat the hell out of you with it if you don't desist.

    My address? Go look for me on Pen Island, near Tahoe. Go Tahoe?
     
  14. Naturelles Future Scientist Registered Senior Member

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    Well, we all know Hitler was a retard, so all kinds of crap will obviously follow...


    Now that's too far, it's vandalism. You have the right to express your opinion, but he also has right to his property and may express his property in any way he desires.

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  15. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    It's time to give it up. Don't be a dick, it doesn't represent anything that other symbols couldn't do better. It's just a spirally thing, but it does represent fascism now in western minds.
     
  16. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    In November 1998 Devinder Paul Kaushal, a devout Hindu from New Delhi, found his employment of over twelve years at Chicago’s Hyatt Regency hotel terminated after he used window cleaner to spray a swastika on a mirror he was cleaning. The image was immediately wiped away, but Kaushal's co-workers were taken aback, and complained. Kaushal made efforts to explain to his seniors that in his religion the swastika is a prevalent image associated with auspiciousness. But they were not convinced. He was asked to resign, and when he didn’t, was fired days later.


    As long as geoff isn't residing at the Chicago Hyatt, it should be ok
     
  17. Naturelles Future Scientist Registered Senior Member

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    He has my name!!!

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    But I don't know who to blame here, the guy was stupid for drawing it (If he was aware what it means in the Western society, being there for 12 years I'd imagine so) but his Seniors were ignorant and closed minded.
     
  18. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    the article says that he was aware of the other connotations but he didn't think it was the major understanding of it - kind of like the KKK used burning crosses, but people generally understand that as derivative of the crucifix (as opposed to the crucifix being an unalloyed symbol of racism)

    his bad I guess ...
     
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    It is also a ancient Finnish symbol, and a blue Swastika was the emblem for the Finnish air force until 1945, when it was abandoned due to its resemblance to the Nazi symbol.​
     
  20. Gustav Banned Banned

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    chickens like the navajo

    *Visitors to New Mexico in the late 19th century would have been pleased to purchase a souvenir rug, pot or piece of silver jewelry decorated with a swastika. "The tourists loved the motif," wrote Margery Bedinger in her popular 1973 book Indian Silver: Navajo and Pueblo Jewelers. "Between July, 1905 and 1906, 60,000 swastikas in various forms, some by Indians and others not, sold to tourists in New Mexico as genuine Indian articles."

    Today's tourists, particularly those from the Western hemisphere, would be appalled. Our association of the swastika with Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist Party is so encompassing we would immediately assume any object so imprinted had a direct link with Nazism. (link)

    *(after learning of the Nazi association, the Navajo discontinued use of the symbol)(wiki)


    one must not discount the screeching and outraged howls that would emnate from the zionists either. they are the true owners of the swastika now. patent pending. royalties due

    /snicker

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  21. Gustav Banned Banned

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    abandoned to avoid further traumatizing the survivors of the nazi holocaust
    infact i shall scour the continents for any instance of the swastika and rain down terror on all that utilize it

    some long lost amazonian tribe's motif?

    garcon!
    wheel out the gallows!
     
  22. Gustav Banned Banned

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    wtf?

    Nazi Aliens Leave Swastika (crop circle) In Corn Field

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    garcon!
    wheel out the death ray!
     
  23. rcscwc Registered Senior Member

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    Sorry. Swastika is not meant to be an offesive tool. I would not dream of doing so.

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    Mount Kailash, the most sacred mountains of Hindus and Buddhists, is also known as Nine Storey Swastika mountain. Its southern face shows a swastika at sun set.

    Will the idiots ban Mt. Kailash too.
     
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