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swastika

Tattoo Artists to offer free swastika inkings in bid to ‘reclaim’ symbol from Nazis

Tattoo Artists to offer free swastika inkings in bid to ‘reclaim’ symbol from Nazis

Fancy having something controversial imprinted on your skin forever? Well, some tattoo parlours will be giving out free swastika tattoos next week. The event is called “Learn to love the swastika” and is being held next Wednesday at parlours across the world. Organisers of the global event posted on Facebook that the event was to [...]

November 12, 2013 HHR News updates 0

Video : The Story of the Swastika

Video : The Story of the Swastika

For many, the swastika has become a symbol synonymous with the Nazis and fascism. But this film reveals the fascinating and complex history of an emblem that is, in fact, a religious symbol, with a sacred past. For the almost one billion Hindus around the world, the swastika lies at the heart of religious practices [...]

November 11, 2013 HHR HHR Videos 0

The Swastika Story: How an ancient sacred symbol became adopted by the Nazis

The Swastika Story: How an ancient sacred symbol became adopted by the Nazis

It was nearing Diwali and my family had started decorating our home here in london a few days ahead of date. My grandparents are strictly against using artificial light bulbs and decorations when it comes to adorning the house for spiritual purposes and prefer traditional “diyas” and “rangolis” instead. So we carefully lit the entire [...]

June 22, 2012 Rudra History 3

The Nazi abuse of Hinduism

The Nazi abuse of Hinduism

The swastika is an ancient symbol associated with good luck, used regularly in places such as Hindu weddings, Jain iconography, and Buddhist temples. It is associated as a symbol of good luck and with the solar deity Surya. [...]

January 5, 2012 HHR Analysis/Insights, History 0