Hanuman, Somaskanda among rare artifacts to be displayed in Singapore Museum


By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Singapore: When Asian Civilisations Museum reopens in November after nearly a year-long revamp, statues of Lord Hanuman and Somaskanda (Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and their son Lord Skanda) will be among the rare statues that would be displayed to the public.

The 22-years old museum aims to preserve the cultural heritage of Asia and is one of the foremost in its line of work. The first phase of the revamp will be completed on November 14, and it includes expanded gallery spaces, a new wing called Kwek Hong Png Wing, and a new entrance towards Singapore River.

Somaskanda is among the “Top 20 Highlights” of the museum, which also includes artifacts like Royal Malay Seal, Standing Buddha, Seated Buddha, God of Wealth (Hindu-Buddhist God), and Quan Am (Vietnamese version of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara) among others.

Appreciating the activities of the museum, Rajan Zed, a noted Hindu activist, in a statement in Oslo (Norway) on Friday said that art had a long and rich tradition in Hinduism and he urged the major art museums of the world to hold Hindu art focused exhibitions so that Hindu heritage can be shared with the world.