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New Meetup: Discovering Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles

From: Neeta
Sent on: Friday, June 5, 2009 5:39 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for OC's Stylin' Desiz!

What: Discovering Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles

When: June 20,[masked]:00 PM

meetup fee: $1.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Museum Exhibit followed by lunch.

Join us at the Pacific Asian Museum for Discovering Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles documents one of India?s most spectacular religious and cultural festivals, the Ganesh Chaturthi as celebrated in Mumbai. Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, son of Shiva and Parvati, is one of the most beloved deities of the Hindu pantheon. Though Ganesha has more than 1,000 names, he is best known as the Remover of Obstacles, the Patron of the Arts and the Lord of Wisdom.

In a series of stunning photographs, New York-based multi-media artist Shana Dressler and photographer Sudharak Olwe depict the festival from start to finish as it suffuses the entire city of Mumbai in an atmosphere of celebratory worship. Juxtaposed with pre-modern representations of Ganesha from Pacific Asia Museum?s collection, Dressler and Olwe?s vibrant photos connect the past and present of India while illustrating the historical legacy and spiritual significance of Ganesha in Hindu society.

For more information on Dressler?s multi-media exhibition, from which the photos on display have been taken, please visit:

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Event Type: Museum Photo Exhibit
Name: Discovering Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles
Date: Saturday June, 20, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Pacific Asia Museum - (626)[masked]
Address: 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena California 91101
Meet: Ticket counter/booth

Parking: Free parking is available in museum parking lot, located on corner of Los Robles and Union.
Admission: $9 for adults and/or $7 for students/seniors

Contact person: Either Nisha or Neeta will be the contact person for this event. I will try my best to attend seeing as how I have a 6 week old baby at home I can't be certain. I suggest that everyone who wants to attend exchange phone numbers.

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