Hairless Hindu

May 22, 2011

Recently Shaved Hindu Girl with Swastika Painted on Head - Haridwar, Arunachal Pradesh, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Haridwar, Arunachal Pradesh, India)
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A recently shaved Hindu girl with a swastika drawn on her scalp (ARCHIVED PHOTO on the weekends - originally photographed 2009/05/20).

It's rather unfortunate the swastika symbol was commandeered and bastardized in relatively recent times. The great religions of India have used the swastika as a symbol for thousands of years to represent anything auspicious.

buddhist swastika