British Museum & Google develop online Lord Ganesha exhibition

British Museum (BM) has developed an online exhibition “Celebrating Ganesha” with Google Cultural Institute (GCI). Its tagline includes “Explore the imagery and symbolism associated with Ganesha and gain an insight into some of the most popular stories surrounding...

Lord Ganesha exhibit in England’s Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle in County Durham in North East England is having “Celebrating Ganesha” exhibition from May 21 to September 18. Its main object is a 13th century 119 centimeters tall schist sculpture of Lord Ganesha carved in Odisha, which depicts...

Smithsonian showcasing Hindu deity Shiva

The Smithsonian, “world’s largest museum and research complex” in Washington DC, is displaying three iconic Hindu Chola bronzes till early 2017. These reportedly include Shiva Nataraja (ca. 990), Shiva Vinadhara (ca 950) and Parvati (10th century) at Smithsonian’s...

Plans to promote yoga & India with Julia Roberts welcomed

India government is planning global campaign to promote India with Oscar winner Hollywood star Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), per media reports. Reports, quoting sources in India government, point out that the plan is an international ad drive promoting India as the...

Glasgow museum highlights Hindu deity Shiva

Bronze sculpture “Shiva Nataraj” is one of highlights of award-winning Saint Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art (SMMRLA) at the heart of medieval Glasgow in Scotland. SMMRLA has three galleries of permanent displays exploring some of the world’s major religions...