By Deb Flomberg
According to some counts, there are more than 240 different religions on Earth, though most can be placed within 20 major religious categories. No matter what religion you practice, it can be fascinating to learn about the others and to explore the different cultures that may seem like a huge mystery to you. A visit to The Bhagavad-Gita Museum is a great way to learn all about the Bhagavad-Gita, which is truly sacred to more than six million people.
The Bhagavad-Gita Museum opened in 1977 and it is part of the large Hare Krishna community that exists in Culver City, California. The museum is designed to educate visitors and to give a better understanding of the Bhagavad-Gita. Within the exhibit, you’ll find 11 amazing dioramas, all built by disciples of Swami Prabhupada, who spent time in India learning their ancient method of claywork. The dioramas take you through the different lessons of the Bhagavad-Gita, and the Hindi scripture that inspired Gandhi. The 11 dioramas are truly exceptional, though very dimly lit. It can be a very fascinating tour as you go through the different exhibits.
The entire tour takes about 45 minutes, and the final diorama is filled with pipe playing, chanting, and dancing, leaving you with a beautiful impression of this important and interesting culture. If you want to keep the lessons going, head next door to Govinda’s Restaurant after your tour. You can dine on the same traditional Hare Krishna food and find a great place to discuss everything you just learned.
A visit to The Bhagavad-Gita Museum is an important way to learn a lot about this greatly misunderstood religion. Make sure to head there in your 2013 G63 Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll enjoy the comfortable ride, but more importantly, you’ll have plenty of room to bring along a few friends and family members, as a museum like this is meant to be experienced together. You’ll be glad that you brought so many people to discuss your tour and you can all enjoy the comfortable drive back home following your tours.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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