Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hindu Puranas manuscript to be displayed at Michigan's Muskegon Museum of Art

Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) in Michigan to Display Hindu Puranas Manuscript in “Expressions of Faith” Exhibition
MICHIGAN---The Muskegon Museum of Art (MMA) in Michigan will be showcasing an 18th century manuscript in Sanskrit of an extract from the sacred Hindu text "Puranas", from December eight to February 12, in its "Expressions of Faith" exhibition. "Expressions of Faith" combines the written and printed word with the visual arts to examine the impact that religious faith has made on artists", a Museum announcement says, and adds: "In giving visual form to religious figures and stories, artists shaped how believers perceived their faith, and in doing so influenced the evolution of the religion itself". Puranas are exceptionally popular texts of Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world with about one billion adherents and "moksh" (liberation) as the ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA. [link]