I am so behind on posting – I still have some things that I want to write about my trip to London. On this trip we visited the British Museum, and they now allow visitors to take photos without flash.
I took a number of photos in the India and Sri Lanka galleries, where there were a number of Murtis. It was quite sad that they are in a case in a museum rather than in a temple. I felt that guardian devas were still present. I wondered about whether devas have karma, and what it would mean for their murtis to be displayed in a museum, and I performed the Namaskara Mudra.
As I did this I felt that I received a blessing. As I continued my darshan, looking round the gallery two young children came up to the case pictured to the right, happily calling “Ganesha, Ganesha”. I know that the devas were as happy at this as the children were seeing our beloved elephant-faced God.
I have put some more pictures here, not all of them are very clear because it was quite dark and difficult to take pictures without using the flash.