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Swastika Project to be realized 2015

The swastika has been a symbol of benevolence, the blessings of the divine, good fortune, prosperity, abundance and eternity. The swastika for the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains in India and other Asian countries, was an important symbol for many thousands of years and is still used today. The symbol can still be seen in abundance on temples, buses, auto taxis, and the cover of books.

Images of the swastika have been found across the world for thousand of years. 1 billion Hindus use it in their religious practices and belief, for hope and good fortune and during holidays like Diwali, a five day celebration making the triumph of good over evil. Diwali is known as the Festival of lights to mark the Hindu New Year. The goddess of wealth Lakshmi is celebrated during Diwali, during this time swastikas are painted on account books for a good year. Important for marriage, the swastika is placed near the area of the sacred place a couple will sit during a marriage ceremony, asking the well beings of the gods. A statue of the Lord Ganesh is placed at the center of the swastika. Ganesh is the remover of all obstacles. As the priest rotates him, any hindrances to the ceremony are removed.

The Germans bastardized the symbol by borrowing it during Hitler’s dictatorship and use for hatred over a time of less than two decades. Hindus learning western history can be horrified to learn of the symbol being used in evil during the time of Nazi Germany.

Used from Greece to American native cultures, the swastika has been found in many countries on walls, tiled floors, statues and pottery. The earliest swastika is nearly 12,000 years old and found in Ukraine. The original meaning of the swastika is an enigma.

Please receive my swastika in a symbolism of goodness. Made in the ground in the color of gold from turmeric.