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India's Buddhist Art and photo scrolls exhibition opens in Hong Kong

2014-05-15 09:55:23



"In the footsteps of the Buddha", an exhibition of Buddhist Art and photo scrolls, opened Wednesday in Hong Kong.

Organized by the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong, the exhibition focuses on the life, teachings, important events and the wanderings of the Buddha which he undertook for 45 years after getting enlightenment at Bodhgaya.

The exhibition also strives to provide information about Buddhist Pilgrimage by depicting the master pieces on India Art and Artifacts discovered from the numerous archaeological sites in India.

Apart from the Sculptural exhibition, a photographic display titled "Buddhist Heritage of India", by the renowned Buddhist expert and Photographer Benoy K Behl shows around 60 photographic scrolls and three text panels, covering the Buddhist Heritage of India from across the India.

According to the consulate, the Buddhist sculptures and painting are the oldest surviving art of the historic period in the India subcontinent right from the Ashokan period of 3rd century BC. This photographic exhibition takes the visitors on a visual pilgrimage through the life of the Buddha and provides a view of the richness of the whole Buddhist tradition.

Wednesday's exhibition is part of the "Glimpses of India Festival" being held under "India--China Year of Friendly Exchanges". The festival will showcase Indian performing arts and exhibitions of modern Indian art, the Buddhist artifacts and heritage and their linkages with China and so on.