Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA (HSS), with active collaboration from 208 other organizations, successfully organized Darshana, A Hindu Civilization Exhibition in 165 cities across the United States during the spring and summer of 2022. It was enthusiastically received by a broad audience, including federal, state, and local government officials, judges, educators, business leaders, and ethnic, religious, and interfaith groups. The exhibition also attracted wide public participation.
Volunteers of HSS developed this traveling exhibition, made up of 24 descriptive and informative posters, after considerable research and feedback, especially from Indian-American teenagers and young adults, to refine the content and enhance the aesthetic quality of the design. 
Along with creating awareness and appreciation of the “Dharmic traditions” which collectively reflect Hinduism and other practices rooted in the Indian subcontinent, such as Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, the exhibition also addresses a rising concern in the American Dharmic community about the occasional misinterpretation of their faiths, practices, society, and civilization through the lenses of non-practicing commentators who often misrepresent the Dharmic view of the 1.25 billion population and adversely impact the American Dharmic community.
The Darshana exhibition provided a bird’s eye view for non-Hindus and Hindus alike about the Dharmic traditions and countless Indic philosophies developed over several millennia. It was hosted and exhibited in several places, such as city halls, libraries, universities, schools, museums, and public events. It was also hosted at several state capitols and on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 
To illustrate the Darshana‘s impact:

Darshana exhibition was a proactive approach to bring awareness about the Hindu Civilization. It is expected to bring conscious understanding and inclusivity to the broad American Hindu society. We are happy that the American society appreciated our efforts wholeheartedly,” said HSS Communication Director Mahesh Kalla.
We welcome future opportunities to exhibit Darshana in colleges, schools, offices, business establishments, and public spaces. For more information about Hindu Darshana, please visit HinduDarshana.com, and to enquire about the exhibition, please use the form at HinduDarshana.com/contact.
HSS, the nation’s largest Hindu-American organization, conducts a values education program for Hindu-Americans of all ages through its 235 branches nationwide. For more information, visit hssus.org
Vikas Deshpande
Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA
[email protected]
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Religion News Service or Religion News Foundation.


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