on Feb. 28, 2009
Have you ever thought it would be impossible to visit all of the prominent temples in India? Think again. ‘Kunda Satyanarayana Kala Dhamam’ a Vedic museum on a sprawling 18 acres of land was inaugurated by the Governor of Andhra Pradesh, India a fortnight ago.
The museum, a 6o kilometer drive from the capital city of Hyderabad, showcases replicas of various events and personalities from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagavatam and other Puranas. It also houses replicas of famous temples. From Lord Rama’s Lanka battle or the churning of the Milk Ocean, the ‘Kala Dhamam’ presents life-like sculptures made using modern artistic techniques.
The 36 foot high sculpture, depicting Lord Krishna speaking the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna as the armies prepare for war at Kurukshetra, has become the center of attraction. Other sculptures such as that of Lord Maha Vishnu lying on Ananta Sesa or Kaliya Lila are admired by visitors. The museum, which took nearly 60 Million rupees to complete, is located in close proximity to the Laxmi Narasimha temple. This ancient place of pilgrimage contains what are considered to be 'self-manifested' deities.
“It is both educative and enlightening as the objects here bestow on the visitors not only the thrill of seeing beautiful things but also knowing about the great cultural marvels”, said the Governor upon inaugurating the museum.