Cardiff Museum to exhibit Durga statues made by students

Cardiff Story Museum in Wales will be exhibiting life size clay images of Hindu Goddess Durga and her four children from August eight to 20, created by area students.

According to reports, traditional clay artists from India worked with students from Cardiff School of Art and Design, Llanishen High, Radyr Comprehensive and Cardiff High to create these images.

These will be later worshipped at five-day Durga Puja festival in Caerphilly in South Wales in October, expected to be attended by about 1,500 people. After the end of celebrations, these statues will be immersed in River Taff and the new images would be made for next year. Durga Puja had been held in Wales for 40 years, reports suggest.

Commending Cardiff Story Museum for showcasing Durga; distinguished 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, Los Angeles Getty Center, 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.

Wales Puja Committee, a registered charity whose history goes back to 1973, will be organizing Durga Puja from October seven to 11, followed by Kali Puja and Diwali. Dr Sandip Raha is Chairperson.

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