The V&A has recently acquired a large and splendid painting of Shatrunjaya Hill in Gujarat, one of the holiest Jain sites. Thousands of pilgrims climb up to the temples on top by a path with over 3,000 steps. Detailed paintings like this of the sacred site enable worshippers unable to be there to envisage and contemplate it.
Come and see the painting on karttika-purnima, the special day when these paintings are traditionally venerated, and learn about it.
The Jain nuns Samani Pratibha Pragyaji and Samani Him Pragyaji have kindly agreed to be present and Samani Pratibha Pragyaji will be speaking followed by a talk on the painting by V&A curator Nick Barnard.
Free. All welcome, no booking required.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Cromwell Road, South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
Meet at the Grand Entrance, Victoria and Albert Museum