Shri Krishna Museum at Kurukshetra in Haryana



The Sri Krishna Museum at Kurukshetra in Haryana is the only museum in the world exclusively dedicated to Lord Krishna. Bhagavad Gita was rendered by Lord Krishna at Kurukshetra. Conceived by Gulzari Lal Nanda, who was twice the acting Prime Minister of India, in 1987, the Museum in its present form was inaugurated by, Shri R Venkatraman, President of India on July 28, 1991.

Today, two blocks of Shri Krishna Museum at Kurukshetra have six different galleries which present and preserve ideals associated with Lord Krishna. The main attraction here is the huge paintings depicting the battle of Kurukshetra.

Wood carvings, metal castings, ivory carvings dedicated to Lord Krishna are the main attraction in the first gallery. Second gallery consists of archeological objects associated with Lord Krishna. Miniature paintings, palm leaf etchings, Pahari and Rajasthani paintings, murals and illustrated manuscripts are part of the third gallery. Important episodes in the Life of Krishna are presented in nine tableaux in the fourth gallery.

Various episodes in the Mahabharata form the theme for the fifth gallery. The sixth gallery is also dedicated to various forms of regional paintings dedicated to Krishna.

Shri Krishna Museum is located between the famous Brahma Sarovar and Sanehit Sarovar in Kurukshetra. The museum is 2 km from Kurukshetra Railway Station and 6 km from the Grand Trunk Road (G.T. Road.)