Helsinki Museum Removes Word "Hinduism" From Photo

March 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Scoop Independent News

Heeding to the demand of infuriated Hindus in various parts of the world, the word "Hinduism" has reportedly been removed from the controversial photograph of nude man on display at a renowned Helsinki (Finland) museum.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, who spearheaded this protest, has appreciated this step of the government run Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, saying that it was a sigh of relief for the agitated Hindu community. He urged the Museum to remove word "Pushkar" also from this photograph of nude man with visible genitals, arguing that town of Pushkar, which is associated with Hindu god Brahma, was sacred to Hindus.

Meanwhile, Kiasma Director Brendt Arell, on the request of a Hindu leader to remove word "Pushkar" also from this photograph, reportedly said that he would consider it.

Welcoming this gesture, Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that this second step of Kiasma, after the first step of removing the photograph titled "Hinduism: The Night of Pushkar 2" from the website, would help heal the wounds of perturbed Hindu populace.