Source: Agencies01 Jan 2015 16:47:19

Beijing, Jan 1: The Hindus have welcomed display if Lord Ganesh and other Hindu artefacts at the Beijing Capital Museum.

The idols and artefacts were displayed at the recently launched exhibition titled “Smile of Khmer: Cambodian Ancient Cultural Reics and Art” at the Capital Museum in Beijing. The exhibition will continue till March 25 after which it will be moved to Guangzhou in China in April.

The exhibition included 80 stone,bronze and ceramics artefacts including a 7-8th century stone idol of Lord Ganesh and a 9th century figure of a rishi in prayer. The exhibition took one year for preparations.

Applauding Beijing Capital Museum for organizing Hinduism focused exhibition, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) 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.