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Image of the International Yoga Day: Seated Neminath, Dark Greenish Marble, Gujarat, 10th century A.D.
June 21, 2017

Seated Tirthankara (dark stone) is in meditative posture (yog?sana or padm?sana). The stunningly handsome seated Tirthankara is rendered in simplified naturalism as in Akota bronzes. An amazingly similar seated Tirthankara is in an American Collection, also in dark coloured stone/marble, has been dated to 10th century A.D., due to its stylistic affinity with Akota bronzes. It is relevant here to mention that in Kalpasutra texts Mahavira's physical beauty is described in superlative terms. The l?nchhana (symbol) at the base appears to be the diamond, which is associated with Shantin?th. However, Neminatha is associated with bluish black colour. The seated meditative posture (as distinct from the standing K?yotsarga posture) symbolizes nirvana, implying the liberated siddha.

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Overview: VII The L.D. Museum Lecture Series on Art, Culture & Heritage by Dr. Harsha V. Dehejia
March 18, 2017

On March 18th, 2017, VII The L.D. Museum Lecture Series on Art, Culture & Heritage was observed with a talk delivered by Dr. Harsha V. Dehejia (Eminent Art Philosopher & Adjunct Professor, College of the Humanities of Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario - Canada). He delivered a lecture on "Krishna Shringara". He emphasized that to fully understand Krishna Shringara one must, in Jayadeva's words, not only have a romantic sensitivity but equally have steadfast devotion to Krishna. His thoroughly illustrated talk explored the historic evolution of Krishna Shringara. He discoursed evidently the Bhagavata Purana, which manifests shringara rasa of Krishna with the twin concepts of madhurya and viraha in celebrating Krishna Shringara. His philosophical approach in understanding the metaphor especially from the dasham skanda of Bhagavat Purana was thought provoking. He reflected that 'it is Krishna, who though his amorous involvement with the gopis in Vrindavana, reminds us that the true...
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Lecture : Krishna Shringara By Dr. Harsha V Dehejia
February 19, 2017

You are cordially invited to The L.D. Museum Lecture Series on Art, Culture & Heritage

KRISHNA SHRINGARA to be delivered by Dr.Harsha V. Dehejia Eminent Art Historian & Adjunct Professor, College of the Humanities of Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario - Canada

on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm. Venue: Lecture Hall, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum, Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Institute of Indology Campus, Near Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.

Harsha V. Dehejia has a double doctorate, one in Medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture. He is a practicing physician and is also Adjunct Professor in the College of the Humanities of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario - Canada. He has published extensively on Krishna Shringara, curated many exhibitions and produced two documentaries.

Krishna Shringara:
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