PETALING JAYA: A “Hindu Civilisation & Heritage Exhibition” organised by the Bhaktivedanta Science Unit of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness will showcase the history of Hinduism in Malaysia and around the world.

The exhibition aims to promote an appreciation for Hindu scientific contributions in various fields of study including archaeology besides putting the spotlight on Hindu culture.

Among the attractions at the exhibition will be historical Hindu records of the Bujang Valley, Kedah Tua, Gangga Nagara and Langkasuka in Malaysia as well as that of the world famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Prambanan in Indonesia. There will also be exhibits from China, Korea, Japan and Australia as well as those further away in North America, South America, Russia, the Vatican and Egypt.

Also on display will be exhibits of the various religious teachings that Hindus have professed and practiced through the ages.

A rather enlightening part of the exhibition centres around the many contributions and discoveries of Hindu sages as well as their scriptures in the fields of mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, metallurgy, astronomy, linguistics, architecture and culture.

Part and parcel of the “Hindu Civilisation & Heritage Exhibition” will be a series of talks by experts in various fields, held on the weekends of August 6-7 and 13-14.

Among the speakers will be Japanese Monk and Sanskrit scholar His Holiness Srila Bhanu Swami, who will talk about ‘Science & Vedas’ (Unlocking Secrets of Left Brain-Right Brain); ‘Discovering Soul – The Last Frontier of Science’; and ‘Soul – The Last Frontier of Science.’

Meanwhile Malaysia-born author, V Nadarajan will talk about the Bujang Valley.

Others speakers include Professor Dr Surabala (USM); Dr Sridevi Sriniwass (UM); Dr Suhanya Parthasarathy (UM); Dr Ranjev Hari (UM); His Grace Simheswara Prabhu (ISKCON Regional Secretary); JK Wicky (Cinematographer & Motivator).

The exhibition will be held from 6 to 14 Aug at the Janaky Ramamirtham Hall of Sri Radha Krishna Kanhaiya Temple of Devotion and Understanding, Lorong Jelawat 4, at Bandar Seberang Jaya. Admission is free.

Those wishing for more information can contact Kalesa @ Lim Kok Chye (019 – 4411 008) or Dr Surash Ramanathan (013 – 435 7649).