Mathura 2016.05.18 (TOI): Government has approved the construction of museum in Mathura dedicated to Krishna. The State Government has approved the project which will be spread in an area od 5 acres and will cost around 15 crores rupees. The project was proposed by the Cultural Department last month. The city administration is now examining a land to start the project.
The museum is planned to have murals, sculptures, idols and literature showing the past-times of Krishna. Moreover the literature will be in multiple languages to help the tourists from various countries. The department has also planned a gallery showcasing the worshipping of Krishna in various countries. Not just his appearance, attire and jewellery but the rituals of paying obeisance would also be explained in detail with each form.
Another gallery would have on display all the art forms, music, dances, and Raas Leelas, performed to please Krishna in various regions of the country. “Sharad Raas from Manipur, Yakshgaan from Karnataka, Purliya Chau from West Bengal and Sarayi Kela Raas and Chatriya Raas from Bihar and Assam respectively will be showcased through live performances,” said Sarita Sharma, the advisor from culture department who proposed the plan.
Along with a practical display of these art forms, tales associated with their significance to a particular community and details like the attire worn, make up and the emotion involved would also be told to the visitors. A corner will be developed with detailed information and models of famous places and Krishna temples throughout the country. Along with it, celestial tales associated with each place would be compiled on plaques to give people an insight into its association with Krishna.