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Swastika Architecture Detected With Google  (View post)

Suresh [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, August 3, 2006
14 years ago5,510 views


Swastika (svastika in Sanskrit) is an Ancient Hindu symbol, referring to the wheel of Vishnu's chariot, and can be seen in temples across India and in Buddhist temples across Asia. It is considered as prominent and as synonomous as Aum (Om).

Unfortunately, in the West the unearthing of these symbols in pre-Christian Troy sites and some misguided fascists who mis-interpreted the Hindu scriptures turned this into some silly Aryan theory of German supremacy.

BTW – Aryan, means noble people (in Sanskrit).

What this has to do with Google is completely beyond me!

Tom Simpson [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

We have this, right here in the US, also. Check out Denver International Airport:
maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t ...

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Oh, no! They'll have to tear up the runways! :-O

;)

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ya what Suresh said.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika

t xensen [PersonRank 4]

14 years ago #

Asian swasticas are usually left-facing, and since the mid-20th century anyone wanting to evoke the auspicious symbol of Asian tradition would make sure to face it left to distinguish it from the officially right-facing Nazi swastica. This one is right-facing.

. [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

That's sick if they are going to change it – it's history. In that case Soviet Union (communistic) symbols should be destroyed also.

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Where in Belgium is this?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

According to GoogleWatchBlog, the town's called Maasmechelen:
maps.google.com/maps?f=q&h ...

A Belgium sources says "located at the corner of Rijksweg (N78) and Dokter Haubelaan":
dhnet.be/dhinfos/article.phtml ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

German N24 quotes the architect Robert Tachelet:
"I'm no Nazi and I'm proud of the well. The Germans don't have a monopoly on the swastika – it's a symbol for the god of the sun."

URL: n24. de/
wirtschaft/multimedia/index.php/
n2006073112542900002

Bhuwan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

In Hinduism, the two symbols represent the two forms of the creator god Brahma:
facing right it represents the evolution of the universe (Pravritti),
facing left it represents the involution of the universe (Nivritti).

[from wikipedia]

Idlefellow [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

There are buildings on the US soil, also, that are swastika shaped. Just check out the Coronado naval base in San Diego, California. I don't know how to paste a direct Google Maps link, but googleing for the terms above, I found this link: tagzania.com/item/5326 .

rite [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

If you use Google Earth, have a look at this place I once found in San Diego, USA:

32°40'33.91"N
117° 9'28.18"W

You may zoom in until about 250 meter above ground or closer.

rite [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

uh, I didn't read the post right before my first one, that's talking 'bout exactly the same place ...

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