Indian traditional paintings help expose future generations to our art and heritage in Australia: Dakshinamurthy Anjanappa

Sydney recently witnessed the splendour of paintings inspired by the sacred Hindu text the Bhagavad Gita at the Gita Mahotsav held at the International Convention Centre.

We spoke to the artist who painted these magnificent 3-d paintings, Dakshinamurthy Anjanappa.

International Gita Festival was organised by the Association of Haryanvis in Australia with support from several other organisations. President of AHA Mr Sewa Singh with artist Dakshinamurthy Anjanappa (Image: supplied)

Well-known in Sydney as Mr Murthy, he told Pallavi Jain that Indian traditional Arts can help youngsters stay connected to their roots.

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After Mauritius, London and Canada, the International Gita Mahotsav was recently held in Sydney.

3-D Painting by Dakshinamurthy Anjanappa at the International Gita Mahotsav (Image: supplied)

The objective of celebrating International Gita Mahotsav in various locations around the world is to spread the global inspirational message of the sacred Hindu text Bhagavad Gita and enlighten the world with the message of peace, harmony and universal brotherhood.

Dakshinamurthy Anjanappa with his 3-D painting at the International Gita Mahotsav (Image supplied)

Various mediums like Seminars, Exhibitions, Chanting, Yajna and Multimedia Shows were held as part of the Mahotsav to provide an opportunity for understanding the Gita.

Essay writing, Gita reciting, Painting and Colouring competitions were also held for children and youngsters with winners receiving prizes at the Convention Centre. 

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Khushi and Mili Dakshin (Mr Murthy’s daughters are also artists)

The Mahotsav started at Canberra Parliament house followed by the Gita Seminar in Sydney. Thereafter, on 30th April, a Gita Sdbhavna Yatra was arranged with amazing Floats from various religious Organizations starting off at BAPS Swaminarayana temple after the Yagna and reaching Parramatta river shore.

At the Parramatta river shore many cultural activities including a symbolic Ganga Aarati were held. It was concluded with beautiful fireworks. The Mahotsav was arranged by Association of Haryanvis in Australia (AHA) along with IGM team.  The event was supported by more than 60 Indian Organizations.