Hindu Deities Form Part Of Los Angeles Getty Center’s China Cave Temples Exhibition


“Cave Temples Of Dunhuang” exhibition continuing till September4 at the renowned Getty Center in Los Angeles reportedly includes wall paintings of Hindu deities Shiva, Ganesha and Narayana.

This exhibition features rare objects found at the famous Mogao caves site; a UNESCO World Heritage site dating from the 4th to 14th centuries along Silk Road in China on the western edge of the Gobi Desert; along with full-scale replicas of three of Mogao’s most exquisite cave temples.

Commending Getty Center for showing wall paintings of Hindu deities, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada 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, Uffizi Gallery of Florence (Italy), 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.

J. Paul Getty Trust is said to be the world’s wealthiest art institution with James Cuno as its President. The $1.3 billion Getty Center reportedly receives about 1.3 million annual visitors.

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