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Paintings I saw in a hotel lobby in New Delhi, November 2019

AlexAlex UK Veteran
edited June 2020 in Arts & Writings

I did a little trip to India late last year. I’m so glad I did it, otherwise I don’t know when I’d have gone, given the current scenario. Anyhow, the last night, I stayed in a swanky Corporate hotel in Delhi, close to the airport and there was an art exhibition in the lobby.

I don’t know whether they’re representing Buddhism or Hinduism, or occupying that Crossover bit of the Venn diagram. Anyhow, I loved them and thought I’d share them. Note the Swastikas on the OM painting, as we know, a peace symbol in that part of the World. I got into a long conversation with my private guide re this symbolism within Hinduism, very enlightening. Wish I’d recorded him, so I could remember all he said.



  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Very nice @Alex , well done for taking the photos... Great imagery, I like the top one, particularly.

  • AlexAlex UK Veteran

    @federica Thank you, yes me too re the top picture 🙏

  • howhow Veteran Veteran
    edited June 2020


    Major dyslexic pontification on what is clockwise and what is counter clockwise on a swastika.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Thanks for sharing Alex,

    Just thought I would point out that I am related to that hotel lobby ... distant cousin ;)

    Must admit I found the swastika was fine in the second image. I normally have a deep cultural aversion to them.

    The first image I find very empowering. I would love to see it as a temple guardian. Not scaring away the negative forces but keeping them in the temple for transformation ... <3

    Heil Krishna o:)

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands Veteran

    Lovely @Alex, both images are very nice.

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