Jatin Das’ Son Carries The legacy Forward With Exhibition On Odisha Temples

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New Delhi: Aficionados of art and architecture are being treated to an exhibition dedicated to revered Hindu temples in Odisha such as Puri Jagannath and the shrine of Lord Lingaraj in the national capital.

Titled “Interpreting Temples,” the exhibition by Siddhartha Das Studio was inaugurated by well-known photographer Raghu Rai, painter Jatin Das and actor-director Nandita Das on Saturday at the India International Centre here.

On till December 6, the exhibition has miniature stones, wooden models, engravings, paintings and documentaries, all claiming to depict the ancient vedic text and many rituals and festivals related to the centuries-old Jagannath and Lingaraj temples.

“The Jagannath and Lingaraj temples in Odisha, built almost a 1000 years ago are iconic examples of the Kalinga temple architecture. They have withstood vagaries of time and nature. To appreciate the temples in their context through the exhibition, a narrative has been created that brings to life the sacred architecture while making apparent the living traditions connected to the Temples. Also, all exhibits have been conceived by the studio and fashioned by skilled crafts people of Odisha,” Sidhartha Das told PTI

“Odisha temples have an approximately 2000 years old history. The exhibition will act as a medium through which people can learn about these temples,” said Jatin Das, Sidhartha’s father.

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