Hindus have welcomed Beijing Capital Museum in China exhibiting Lord Ganesh and other Hindu artifacts.
Recently launched exhibition, the “Smile of Khmer: Cambodian Ancient Cultural Relics and Art” at the Capital Museum in Beijing will continue through March 25, moving to Guangzhou in China in April. It includes about 80 stone, bronze and ceramics artifacts; including a 7-8th century stone statue of Lord Ganesh and a 9th century figure rishi in prayer. This exhibition reportedly took a yearlong of preparations.
Applauding Beijing Capital Museum for organizing Hinduism focused 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.
Beijing Capital Museum, which formally opened in 1981, is claimed to be ranked among the first class museums both at home and abroad.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.