Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, who has represented the Hindu community has urged India’s National museum in New Delhi to organize exhibitions of Hindu art in major museums worldwide. Through this, the rich Hindu art heritage could be shared to the rest of the world.
In his statement in Nevada, USA, he further stressed out that it won’t be that difficult for India’s National Museum to do such thing since the museum has reportedly over 2,00,000 works of art spanning over 5,000 years of pre-historic archaeology, archaeology, jewelry, paintings, decorative arts, wood carving, manuscripts, antiquities, arms and armor, coins, textiles, musical instruments, Harappan Civilization artifacts, etc. The world really deserves to know such rich collection of Hindu art.
Miniature paintings are also present having themes of Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagwatpurana, Durgasaptasati, Jaideva’s Geetgobind, Ragamala, Baramasa, Panchatantra, Vishnu Purana, portraits of saints and a lot more. It has included 6-17th century mandapa from Gujarat temple, 13th century door and pillar from a sun temple of Uttaranchal, an 18-19th century temple chariot dedicated to Lord Vishnu from Tamil Nadu, a Tantra art gallery and among others.
Zed also made mention of the exhibition done by the National Museum of Cambodia all over several museums in the US which has gained so much positive feedbacks and has attracted media that much. Such achievement done by Cambodia ii promoting Hindu art could also be done India in no doubt.
India’s National Museum was established in 1947 and currently having U. Das as Director (C&A)