As Ayodhya gears up for a new look with the grand Ram temple as the epicentre, an international level ‘Ramayana Museum and Cultural Centre’ will be a major attraction.
The proposed museum is to be established on 10 acres of land at Ramasnehi Ghat between Ayodhya and Lucknow.
This will enable people to get ‘grand and divine darshan of the entire life of Lord Ram in one location instead of visiting different cities.
Envisaged by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, official sources said that the proposed museum will have performances of the Ramayana through puppets from Russia, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and others including from India.
A kitchen with delicacies from Madhubani, Avadh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka will also be operational.
Ramayana related arts, culture, handicrafts, folk cuisine, Ramayana Vishwa Yatra Vithika, ‘Ram Van Gaman Marg’, Ramayan-based art gallery, Ramayan-based library, research and publication centre, presentation of Ramayana through puppetry and Ramlila performances on the campus will be the features of the museum,” said an official.
A special centre for handicrafts of Ramayana will also be established in the form of souvenirs.
The museum also plans to offer accommodation for tourists. Construction will be done keeping in mind arrangements for the stay of the state, foreign and foreign tourists on the campus.
Large for group passengers, some dormitories and some single rooms will be built. Four large rooms will be built for administrative control. Passengers will have the facility of group prayers in the morning and evening.
Multilevel parking will be provided and public toilets will also be built.
A forest area, known as Panchavati, will have plantations of the Ramayana trees in a rectangular form.