Exhibition on Hindu Civilization traveling across US

Rockaway, NJ: US-based Dharmic organizations, practicing the four core Indic religions — Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism — and a myriad of Indic philosophies, have put together a traveling exhibition titled “Darshana – A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization.”  

While the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS) initiated the development of this project, several organizations, including Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America, EKAL USA, Sewa International USA, Indica, Chinmaya Mission, Hindu University America, local Hindu temples, have made enormous contributions towards the promotion and display of this exhibition. 

This exhibition portrays the Hindu way of life,’ a product of the Hindu Civilization, born and nurtured in the womb of the Indian subcontinent for over 5000 years. 

Over the past two centuries, the Western world, including the United States, has been steadily introduced to Hindu principles and practices, such as Yog, meditation, vegetarianism, and Ayurveda, the science of holistic medicine, which are widely accepted and practiced. 

This exhibition is an effort to showcase time-proven principles and techniques known for revealing the true nature of oneself and the Hindu civilization’s contributions to all aspects of human endeavor. Underlying all of this prolific and organic growth in every realm of material and philosophical pursuits of mankind is the fertile substratum of the ‘Hindu way of life.’ 

This exhibition, with vivid illustrations and lucid and succinct descriptions of 24 different topics related to Yog, Ayurveda, Dharma, mathematics, architecture, arts, sciences, traditional attire, and present-day global impact, will certainly inspire curiosity towards the deeper study of these topics. 

Hundreds of hours of research have gone into content development. A focus group consisting of Indian-American teenagers and young adults provided invaluable feedback, which helped refine the content and enhance the aesthetic quality of these posters. 

The Hindu new year, April 2, 2022, has been earmarked for the formal launch of Darshana, inviting community and interfaith leaders, law enforcement officials, local media, officers of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion groups, and educators, among others, to grace the occasion. 

A preview of Darshana was recently held at the annual gala of the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, Indiana. 

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