Question about "Kundun"

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Qui-Gon John, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Producer

    Oct 2, 2000
    Likes Received:
    I have a question about Kundun,, after watching it again last week.

    During this movie, on one of the thrones/(seats) HH The Dalai Lama sits on, I noticed swastikas. On one side of the seat, the legs of the swastikas went just like the ones the Nazi's used, (The Dalai Lama's right side), but the one on the other side of the seat, the legs went in the opposite direction.

    Does anyone know why these were there and/or what they mean in Tibetan culture?

    If need be, I can find it again and provide the time stamp when I noticed this. Let me know.
  2. Mike Brogan

    Mike Brogan Second Unit

    Sep 12, 2002
    Likes Received:

    The opposing swastikas in Eastern culture usually represent yin and yang, good and evil etc. The article below speaks to your question. Interesting stuff.
    The Straight Dope
    Here's and excerpt from the article:

Share This Page