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Swastique

by Phil

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By now we have shed the negative connotations of the swastika. It’s everywhere here, in chalk on sidewalks, in corporate logos, on clothing and temples and ice cream bars. This one was painted on a hand cart at a train station in Margao, Goa. What gorgeous colors ! The swastika, in India, is a happy symbol, meant to indicate good luck and other auspicious things. History’s earliest examples of this symbol come from the Indus Valley, so India owns this thing :)

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