22 September 2017
St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art includes three galleries of permanent displays.
Shiva Nataraj (Lord of the Dance)
At the far end of the Gallery of Religious Art you will find magnificent bronze sculpture of the Hindu god Shiva Nataraj (Lord of the Dance)
In the Gallery of Religious Life, see the Dancing Skeleton from Mexico which is part the Day of the Dead celebrations. It is a particular favourite with younger visitors!
Naga Rassa Mask
This colourful mask of Naga Rassa, represents a snake demon who chases away evil spirits and wards off illness.
The Glasgow Hindu community was instrumental in sourcing the maker of the image of Lord Ganesha which was commissioned by St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in the early 1990s. When the image of Lord Ganesha arrived at the museum, a Hindu priest performed a short ritual ceremony to welcome Lord Ganesha.
The Zen Garden at the back of St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art was the first purpose built Zen Garden in the UK. Relax here with a coffee from our café, or just soak in the atmosphere.