Swastika symbolism

Gate with a pseudo swastika on it, Pokhara, Nepal

Gate with a pseudo swastika on it, Pokhara, Nepal

 

We were drivig with a bicycle towards a hotel after a long day of sightseeing, and spotted a gate, decorated with, well, quite infamous symbols.

We naturally went in to look what's happening. I'll tell you later, but but guess first.
Choose one of the options below and write it in the comments.

What's happening behind the gate?

1) Regional league's volleyball match.
2) Meeting of Radical Maoists, wing of YCL (Youth communist league).
3) Religious festival, celebrating start of the monsoon season.
4) Presentation of films by Nepali directors.

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Hi everybody,

 I'd vote for number 2. Simple as that :)

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The answer is...

...the volleyball match.

Swastika in Asia is not exactly as the symbol that Nazis used. This one has religious / decorative meaning, both Hindu and Buddhists use it.

Also, notice that the one in picture above is facing left, while Germans had it facing right.

In this case it probably just means good luck, as most of symbols here do. 

Marius's picture

One or two?

Hi,

 you're a cunning man, voting for two items at once :)

Anyway, the opinion is interesting, will provide the answer little bit later. 

My guess

I wote for 3) Religious festival, celebrating start of the monsoon season. But I guess it must be a volleyball match, just because it seems to be the most unlikely of all the 4 options :)

The swastika itself is not an infamous symbol. It's only the infamous people who made it infamous.

Lukas