The Search for the Spiritual through Art

Wednesday, March 5

Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati

4920 Klatte Road

Cincinnati, OH 45244

6:30 PM  The Search for Spirituality in the Art of Hindu Pilgrimage

7:45 PM  Tour the Temple


Pilgrimage is an essential part of the Hindu Tradition and as long as there has been pilgrimage there have been artistic expressions of those journeys. The talk will explore how pilgrimage has been represented in Hindu art and how art has been used in pilgrimage.

Swami Ishatmananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Mission, got associated with the holy order at the Ramakrishna Mission, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.

The 10th President of the Order, Srimat Swami Vireshwaranandaji Maharaj blessed him by initiation.

He was attached with Advaita Ashrama (Kolkata) an English publication center of the Ramakrishna order for 12 years and was bestowed with Sanyasa in 1986 by Srimat Swami Gambhiranandaji Maharaj, the 11th President of the Order.

He has worked at the well-known educational institution of the Ramakrishna Mission in Purulia, West-Bengal. He has redered his services at time of natural calamities in Assam, West Bengal, and Orissa.