Vikram Kirti Mandir
Museum / Gallery
#15 of 19 Places to Visit in Ujjain
Distance (From Ujjain Junction): 4 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Place Location: Inside Vikram University Complex
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 4 km from Ujjain Junction, Vikram Kirti Mandir is a cultural center & museum located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the best places to visit in the holy city of Ujjain.
The Vikram Kirti Mandir was established on the occasion of the second millennium of the Vikram era in the year 1965. It has been established in order to jog the memory of the young generation about the glory of the Mauryan Age. The complex houses the Scindia Oriental Research Institute, an art gallery, an archaeological museum, and an auditorium.
The Scindia Oriental Research Institute has a priceless assortment of 18,000 manuscripts on different subjects and manages a reference library of vital oriental publications. Rare manuscripts in Prakrit, Arabic, Persian, and other Indian languages cover a wide range of subjects from Vedic literature and philosophy to dance and music. Bark leaf (Bhurja Patra) and Palm leaf manuscripts are also preserved in this Oriental Research Institute. The research institute is considered to be the main tourist attraction spot inside the Vikram Kirti Mandir.
The museum displays a wide array of inscriptions, images, copper plates, Palm leaf and bark leaf manuscripts, a vast collection of coins, sculptures, and fossils discovered in the Narmada valley. The center of attraction is a big skull of a primitive elephant. this museum houses a unique collection of age-old paintings in the Mughal and Rajput style.
Timings: 5 AM - 7 PM