Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA: Appeal to cancel the denigrating play 'Ganesh versus the Third Reich'
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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA: Appeal to cancel the denigrating play 'Ganesh versus the Third Reich'

    1. Forum For Hindu Awakening .
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      Forum For Hindu Awakening .

      Mountain House, CA

We have received complaints from several Hindus about a play ‘Ganesh versus the third Reich’ to be showed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA from 16th May to 19th May 2013. The play’s website and poster depicts a man dressed like a Sumo wrestler, wearing an elephant head, posing as Hindus’ revered Deity, Ganesh poised against Hitler. This portrayal of Lord Ganesh is contrary to the way Hindu Scriptures describe the Deity’s form or how the Deity is depicted in Hindu temples. In this play, our revered Deity is being used in a fictitious context and trivial manner. The portrayal of Lord Ganesh in this play is highly objectionable to the Hindu religious sentiments.

Kindly find below, some of the objections in the play which upset the Hindu community.

 

Forum for Hindu Awakening’ strongly believes that the very theme of this play is flawed; as it denigrates Hindu deities by humanizing them. The play uses descriptions of Hindu deities that are contrary to those in Hindu Scriptures.


Lord Ganesh is shown captured by the Nazis and is threatened by a knife.


Lord Ganesh is trivialized as He is shown talking about His relationship, where He ate and drank wine.


He is compared with fictitious comic characters such as ‘Spider-man’ and ‘King Kong’.


The character within the play (Brian) who plays Lord Ganesh, frequently takes off the Ganesh mask and utters obscenities like suck my d**k etc.


The play has an obscene innuendo surrounding Lord Ganesh, wherein one character asks another, whether the length of Lord Ganesh’s trunk is long enough, and the audience laugh.


A man with board shorts, no shirt and a garland plays Lord Vishnu in the play
Lord Shiva is portrayed in poor taste and there is a scene where he plucks a human being into two

Please read more about this denigration and  protest at,

http://forumforhinduawakening.org/dharma/campaigns/2013/05/05/protest-denigrating-play-ganesh-versus-the-third-reich-at-museum-of-contemporary-art-chicago-chicago-usa/

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      In this play, our revered Deity is being used in a fictitious context and trivial manner. The portrayal of Lord Ganesh in this play is highly objectionable to the Hindu religious sentimentsWhat would you like to say?


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    • Brett Haydu GENEVA, OH
      • about 1 year ago

      God is universal, and we as people have no right to denigrate any of his forms in this manner.

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    • Gunjan Kathuria MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      Lord Ganesh is my Deity of worship. The way he is shown in this play is His denigration, which can not be tolerated by a Hindu like me.

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    • Gaurav Kathuria CLAYTON, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      The same play was done in Melbourne last year and it was disliked by many Hindus. In spite of explaining why this play is a denigration of Hindu Deities, the play organizers are repeatedly showing this play at several places. Is there no respect for Hindu sentiments?

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    • Gaurav Kathuria CLAYTON, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      The same play was done in Melbourne last year and it was disliked by many Hindus. In spite of explaining why this play is a denigration of Hindu Deities, the play organizers are repeatedly showing this play at several places. Is there no respect for Hindu sentiments?

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      • about 1 year ago

      This play is very prejudiced against hindus. To insult hindus is not something that any decent person can call as art. that kind of rude as well as crude art should be avoided in future.

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