Devanagari The Charming of Indian Writing’ exhibition in Moscow

Russia includes 80 calligraphy paintings by Russian students, including 14 paintings by Indian calligrapher Achyut Palav.

Devanagari The Charming of Indian Writing exhibition in Moscow

The exhibition ‘Devanagari: The Charming of Indian Writing’ has started from September 4 at the Center of Oriental Literature of the Russian State Library. The exhibition is part of the larger project ‘Literary Monuments of Ancient India in Russia’. Which is being organized for the first time by the Sanskrit Zealot Society in Russia.

Shri Rameshwar Singh (Chairman of Disha NGO, India-Russia Friendship Society), Gina Uika (Deputy Head of Mission), Avinash Kumar Singh (Assistant Attaché, Press and Information Wing) was present to inaugurate the exhibition.

For the past few years, Russian students studying Sanskrit under the guidance of Dr. Mārcis Gasūns were taking Devanagari lessons from Achyut Palav. After learning to speak the language, their ambition was to be able to do calligraphy as well. After learning the basics of writing in the first phase, the second batch was taken to learn artistic Devanagari. And, after the vowels, alphabets, and syllables, the spiritual text described by Samarthramadasa in Dasabodha was written.

Between the almost 70 mid-XIX century Sanskrit books displayed additionally to the artwork from Bombay, Calcutta, Leipzig, St. Petersburg and London, two rare gems from 18th century in Sanskrit from the stock of the Russian State Library lay as Vishnu on the Shesha at the very center of the Shahovskiy manor.

The said exhibition will be open till September 23 and during this period 2 master classes on Devanagari will be held.

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