National Museum Bangkok is displaying Hindu goddesses in its “Feminine Deities” special exhibition, which will run till July 26.
Hosted by Thailand Fine Arts Department, it shows sculptures of Lakshmi, Saraswati and Parvati.
Applauding National Museum Bangkok for showcasing Hindu deities in an exhibition, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and ancient Sanskrit literature talked about religious paintings of deities on wood or cloth.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, urged major art museums of the world, including Musee du Louvre and Musee d’Orsay of Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Los Angeles Getty Center, Uffizi Gallery of Florence (Italy), Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Modern of London, Prado Museum of Madrid, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, etc., to frequently organize Hindu art focused exhibitions, thus sharing the rich Hindu art heritage with the rest of the world.
Said to be the largest museum in Southeast Asia established in 1874 by King Rama V; National Museum Bangkok contains “The King Ram Khamhaeng Inscription” included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, King Taksin’s throne, restored Bhuddhaisawan Chapel built in 1795, etc.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.