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Devas in the museum


Nataraja at the British Museum

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. Continue reading