house with hindu symbols - shatkona (star of david) and swastika (india)

House with Hindu symbols: Swastika and Star of David (India)

It may shock some people to see those two symbols together, but in fact that are old Hindu symbols unrelated to Judaism and to the German Nazi's.­ It is common to see them together in India, especially on Hindu temples.­

In Hinduism, the Swastika is a auspicious /­ good luck symbol, and the Shatkona (star of david) represents the union of both the male and female form.­

In fact those symbols date from the beginning of civilization, and they have been found in ancient sites in all corners of the world.­ Their meanings vary with each culture.­

For more info, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Shatkona and en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Swastika.

almora carved facade hexagram hinduism house low relief shatkona star of david swastika symbols windows wood carving wooden
Thana Bazar Road, Khazanchi Mohalla, Paltan Bazar, Dharanaula, Almora, Uttarakhand 263601, India

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­