Nevada (US), Nov 16 (ANI): Hindus have welcomed the prestigious Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) in New York (USA) for launching its annual "Holidays in the Himalayas" shopping event from December one to five of handcrafted items selected directly from traditional artisans and craftspeople of Himalayas.
Items include children's dolls made by Buddhist nuns in Dharamsala (India), Tibetan coral necklace (antique Tibetan coral beads with a 24K gold chain) made in India and priced $4,575 (about Rupees 206836), meditation aids, and other Himalayan-inspired products.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the Museum to donate part of the profit from this shopping event to the charities helping the needy people living in the Himalayas.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, points out that ancient Hindu scripture Taittiriya Upanishad talks about our arms ready to serve and our feet ready to go to the help of everyone in need.
RMA is home to a comprehensive collection of art from the Himalayas and surrounding regions. It has over 2,000 works of art including Himalayan paintings, sculpture, textiles, ritual objects, and prints, starting from second century, and draws over 100,000 visitors a year. Donald Rubin is the CEO. (ANI)