Wednesday, 17 November 2010

A Passage to India

It's mid of November... Diwali is over (though the afterglow is still there :))...Thanksgiving is coming.... and it is raining continuously in Singapore!...This tropical beauty queen is all wet...the clean roads are cleaner and the green landscapes are much greener now  :)...

Last weekend was just like that !!.....The seductress Singapore was all dressed up with flowers and colours and greens ! Though Saturday was a crazy busy day with all to-do-lists, shopping and all that....Sunday was a bit different !!....Officially Sundays are fun days if hubby is in Singapore...if he is not travelling zig-zag across the continents !!....So, when the dad and the brats were in full mood (as usual) the mom decided for a family day out at Asian Civilisation Museum.....:)
ACM  is one of the pioneering museums in the region to specialise in PAN-ASIAN cultures and civilisations...and is an integral part of the three museums of the National Museum of Singapore.




The Museum's collection centres on the material cultures of the different groups originating from China, South East Asia, South Asia and West Asia....from which the diverse ethnic groups of Singapore trace their ancestry. Today am showing a part of it's South Asian gallery (Gallery 7) and the rest will come in near future [It is impossible to cover up the whole Museum in a single post!!]....
Spread across two galleries, the South Asian collection explores the wealth of diversity in the region  through themes such as religions, science and the performing arts. South East Asia was the birthplace of two of the world's major religions: Hinduism and Buddhism. The Museum's collection of stone representations (statues and stupas and models) of the Hindu  Gods covers different regional styles and includes popular deities such as Shiva, Parvati, Vishnu, Brahma and Ganesha.....Today let us enjoy the India section...which is enriched with all these incredible stone sculptures...!!!























So, this was my weekend in a capsule!...and now am going to add this link to Patty's weekend wrap up 6.


Disclaimer : All these pictures are taken by me...do not reuse them in any form without my written permission !


13 comments:

Sans! said...

I really love our museums and the Asian Civilisation Museum probably tops the list :):).

PreeOccupied said...

Good to get the kids a peek into what is Indian. How did they like it?

Deepi's World said...

Hi Sanghamitra...liked this post very much and will be waiting to see more.

Sumana said...

What a lovely little virtual tour of the Asian Civilization Museum !!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier :)

As I saw your name below your post, I just had to mention, I am "Mukherjee" too ..

Patricia Torres said...

Oh my!! what a gorgeous post this one. .I'm so so jealous of you.. i really am!!

Thakns so so much for linking in.. You totally rock!! :-)

Sound Horn Please said...

Gorgeous post! I want to visit too!

rama said...

Lovely post.We missed visiting it while we were at Singapore. Lucky you. I don't know whether I will visit Singapore again. Anyway through your blogs we can see glimpses of the Museum.

padmaja said...

It is almost like visiting Belur and Halebidu... Any idea how they got in to the museum?

Purnima@a creative project said...

Beautiful!! I haven't checked out this one!! I will definitely do that!!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

@Sans~ACM is always our favourite !...nice to see you here :)

@Pree~This is our second visit there...kids were too happy!...but the younger one was too busy with her pink frock and pink shoes !:)

@Deepika~Sure, the next part is coming soon!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

@Divya~ Thanks :)

@Rama~Anytime :)....You are always welcome !

@Padmaja~Some of the sculptures are from down South...but a big part was came from Madhya Pradesh and Kangra regions also!

@Purnima~ You should visit..It was our second visit there... was as exsiting as the first time!

@Patty~ Thanks a bunch dear :)..Your visits are my rewards!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

@Sumana~Welcome to RAINBOW!!...Hope to see you here more often :)

GB said...

Your trip looks like so much fun! :)

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