Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Hitler - an avatar of Vishnu?

"Savitri Devi's journeys convinced her that India would be receptive to the pagan culture of Nazi regime which she believed was embodied in the person of Hitler, the latest avatar of Vishnu. How different after all was Brahminical culture - with its endless fears of contamination from those lower down the racial hierarchy - from Nazisim? Was there not, Savitiri Devi wondered, a persuasive analogy to be made between the Aryan fear of the Jew and the Hindu fear of the Muslim? Was there not a parallel between German nationalism and Hindu nationalism?"

Who was Savitri Devi? Her real name was Maximiani Portas. You can read more about her in this article. The above quote is taken from there. Off late I have been doing some reading on why the Nazis chose the swastika as their symbol and whether it had anything to do with the swastika that Brahmins use. Initial readings suggests that it did. Hopefully, over a period of time, I will be able to write up a little article on the similarities between the two swastikas.


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