Obscura Society LA: The Bhagavad-gita Museum
Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 6:15 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
Join Obscura Society LA and giant talking clay robots as we explore the Bhagavad-gita Museum and the Hare Krishna community in Culver City.
The New Dwaraka Hare Krishna community and temple is located in the heart of Culver City. There community members pray, work, and live in apartment buildings surrounding the main complex. Within the facility, there's a temple, offices, a vegetarian restaurant, and a delightfully awesome museum.
The Bhagavad-gita Museum was opened to the publc in 1977. As part of the larger Hare Krishna community/facility in Culver City, California, the museum is meant to educate, inspire, and give vistors a better understanding of the Bhagavad-gita, the Indian literary classic that remains sacred to over six million people.
It consists of eleven dioramas and numerous animatronics that leads vistors through the story. In each diorama, talking clay robots give their unique perspective on the Bhagavad-gita. The story concludes in the final diorama, which is filled with dancing, pipe playing, and beautiful chanting. All in all, the entire guided tour takes about 45 minutes to walk through.
Join Obscura Society LA as we are given an exclusive tour of the museum, facility, and temple. Afterwards, everyone is invited to a giant vegetarian feast and a chance to participate in a Hare Krishna temple service. Let's all become a Hare Krishna for a day!
Please meet in the front of the main building when you arrive and look for the Obscura Society sign.
The Obscura Society is the real world exploration arm of Atlas Obscura.