Special event Past event Saturday, 27 April 2019

Jain Art: celebrating Mahavir Jayanti

Learn all about Jainism’s remarkable artistic heritage

  • Seminar Room 3

  • Free event

    Booking is essential.

Past Event
Jain Art: celebrating Mahavir Jayanti  photo

Jainism originated in India and is one of the world’s oldest religions. This event marks the annual celebration of the birth of Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankar (spiritual teacher). Discover more about Jainism with fascinating talks from contemporary Jain art to medieval manuscripts, and enjoy a special viewing of a painting by Shanti Panchal, ‘The Jain Monks’, newly acquired by the V&A, together with a talk by the artist.

Free event but booking is essential. Registration begins at 14.30.

Organised in partnership with the Institute of Jainology