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RAMAYANA - THE JOURNEY OF SHRI RAM

Marsden Gallery
18 October - 21 November

Presented by the Hindu Council of Australia with support from Liverpool City  Council and Casula Powerhouse.

Entry to the gallery is free.
Open Monday - Thursday  9am - 5pm. Fridays and Saturdays 9am - 9pm. Sundays 9am - 3pm.

This wonderful doll display covering 24 scenes with over 300 carefully crafted and handmade dolls has been designed by Giri and is presented by the Hindu Council of Australia with support from Liverpool City Council and Casula Powerhouse. The visual and colourful impact of the dolls will draw the attention of young and older minds alike, drawing you in to focus on the valuable traits of Rama. This exhibition will not only inspire but also help viewers to consider their life goals in a harmonious way.

Ramayana, the life history of Rama is the conscience of Hindu culture, the fulcrum of its tradition. Rama, the model of human excellence and the personification of righteousness. The earliest known recording of this story is 5th Century B.C with events dating back a lot further.

This story has inspired the people of the east for centuries. The story of Lord Rama has influenced Nepalese poetry, Cambodian sculpture, Indonesian architecture, Malaysian plays, Sinhalese novels, and India's way of life. One reason for the popularity of Lord Rama is his immaculate character which was narrated and was passed on to adults and kids alike in the form of plays, musicals, dance-dramas, and doll displays during Navarathri and Deepavali.

This exhibition aims to give a similar experience of the Ramayana tradition to the wider Australian youth and adults who may want to explore the Indian culture and art form.

*Please note there is an audio guide available to listen to while exploring the exhibition. Please bring your own headphones to be able to list to this. All audio files available by QR code available on-site.