"The Sacred India Gallery of Perth" has received some nice recognition for its incredibly artistic presentation of the ancient and spiritual roots of Indian culture.

 

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HCCV was made aware of an amazing project in the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia. Named "The Sacred India Gallery of Perth", it is an artistic and educational presentation of the ancient and spiritual roots of Indian culture. It is situated on a 5 acre, semi-rural property in the Swan Valley region of Perth.

 

The gallery features a series of artistic walk-through installations, including a replica village setting on the banks of the Ganges river, a replica ancient stone Temple, and a series of miniature dioramas.

 

A primary objective of the project is to foster greater cross-cultural understanding between Australians and Indians.

 

It is a non-commercial community-based project. It will be open for FREE to all members of the wider Australian community, regardless of age or belief.

 

The Sacred India Gallery is a project of Gopinath Inc., a West Australian, not-for-profit association incorporated in 2005.

 

The gallery explores three well known sacred sites:

  • Navadwip, known for the life and pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, incarnation of Lord Krishna; as well as its remarkable blend of international popularity and vibrant village culture.
  • Puri, home of ancient temples and the magnificent annual Ratha Yatra parade of Lord Jagannatha;
  • and Vrindavan - renowned as the place where the childhood pastimes of Lord Krishna occurred.

 

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Here we see Radha and Krishna in the groves of Vrindavan along with the cowherd girls, the gopis.

 

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...and here is a close-up detail of the same scene.

 

Photographer Radha Caran told HCCV that everything is built in extreme minute proportions, yet the characters take on a life of their own and the expressions on their faces are amazing. He mentioned that it is hard to take photos as it is almost impossible to get a complete scene in focus, everything is so small.

 

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Lord Krsna loves His cows. Each whole display, including all the figurines, is hand made and hand-painted by...

 

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...artist Janne Weinstein, with the assistance of a whole team of people. (See their website, listed below)

 

 

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Three separate scenes encased in hand-sculpted altars.

 

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Krsna and Balarama leaving for a day of play in the forest of Vrndavan...

 

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...and again here is a detail of the scene above. Krsna and Balarama are really cute.

 

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Radha Krsna in a gorgeous little temple setting.

 

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Here is Krsna lifting Govardhana Hill with the little finger of His left hand. He protected all the residents of Vrndavan from the torrential downpours of King Indra. Indra, who is the deity of thunder and rain, was angered by Krsna's convincing the residents of Vrndavan that they did not need to worship the demigods, they just needed to worship Govardhana Hill, which provides them with all their needs. After Krsna lifted the hill, Indra had to admit defeat, accepting Krsna as Supreme.

 

One can only admire the amazing detail which has been put into this artistic display which was certainly rendered with a lot of love and devotion.

 

Below is the letter of encouragement sent to artist Janne Weinstein and project manager Steven Ritchie by HCCV General Secretary Bhakta dasa.

 

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The gallery is located at:

76 Dulwich St,

West Swan,

WA 6055

 

For more information please contact:

Project Manager: Steven Ritchie

Ph: 08-9274-7075 within Australia

Ph: +61-8-9274-7075 from outside of Australia.

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website: www.sacredindia.com.au

 

 

 

 

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