An Architectural Marvel & Focal Point For Vedic Studies: The ISKCON Vedic Museum In Delhi
One of the many spiritual centres in the world founded by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, the ISKCON Temple, Delhi is a true architectural masterpiece as well as a renowned centre for Vedic and spiritual studies. The temple houses an ISKCON Vedic Museum, a one-of-a kind museum in the world which uses high-end technology and multimedia presentations to spread the wisdom of the different Vedic scriptures and the material and spiritual benefits of the Vedic culture worldwide.
One may wonder what makes this museum different than the others, and one unique aspect is the ocean of wisdom and spiritual knowledge this place offers through the various Vedas and other important cultural happenings that changed the course of Indian mythology. Another unique characteristic is the use of technology to attract and educate people about the ancient science of self-realization taught in the Vedas, setting a new standard in spiritual education around the world. It’s located in the ISKCON Temple Complex on the main road in Sant Nagar, East of Kailash.
Various Aspects Of The Museum
Once inside the museum, you will be enchanted by the sheer beauty of the idols, statues and portraits of Lord Krishna which adorn the walls and columns of the museum. These exotic pieces of art portray the different stages of the life of the Lord, his preaching and sermons that enlightened the lives of many. There are beautiful bronze sculptures of the Lord that simply take your breath away!
This museum launched India’s first Bhagavad Gita Animatronics Robot Show to depict the major events from this highly revered and worshipped book. One such sermon that Lord Krishna passed to Arjuna on the battlefield from Mahabharata is depicted so beautifully using the latest technology that it remains etched in your memories forever.
There is also a multimedia ‘Ramayana’ Art Gallery that uses multimedia presentations and amazing light and sound symphonies to depict the various dramatic and inspiring scenes from this mythological gem. Then there is the Srimad Bhagavatam Sound and Light Show that takes place every evening before its closure along with a breathtaking coloured water and light fountain show which leaves you mesmerized and asking for more.
The Vedic Museum also hosts the ISKCON Vedic Expo which claims to be the world’s first spiritual expo encompassing the glory of Indian culture and the teachings of the Vedic scriptures carried out through cutting edge technology. It also houses nine different multimedia rooms that depict dramatic scenes from the Bhagavad Gita using amazing light and sound techniques developed by a team of international professionals. Wow!
For the staunch devotees, this museum convenes daily pujas and kirtans (prayers), idol shringar (decorations) and regular festivals like Janmashtami, which attract devotees from all over the world in huge numbers. The Lord is worshipped with seven different bhog offerings and the prasadam (prayer food) is distributed among the teeming crowds chanting prayers in the name of their beloved Krishna.
Do visit this museum for an enlightening experience!
Location | ISKCON Vedic Museum - Sant Nagar, Main Road, East Of Kailash