Kunda Satyanarayana Kaladhamam, also known as Surendrapuri Mythological Museum, is considered to be an abode of artistic excellence. This Hindu mythology museum is located around 60 km from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. The museum was established by Kunda Satyanarayana in memory of his son Surendra.
What to See
The person who visits Surendrapuri Museum will always have a rare feeling of holiness within him. The sculptures and paintings depict stories from Hindu epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. The fantastic carvings of some important events that happened in Ramayana, Mahabharata or other great epics are maintained in an unparalleled way. Of them the most heart touching, seems to be the scene from Bhagavad Gita where Lord Krishna is advising Arjuna to get on for the Kurukshetra war and this sculpture is almost 36 feet high.
Surendrapuri Museum architecture becomes one of the best when one sees hundreds of nearly full sized replicas of important Hindu temples in India. Enormous posters of gods and goddesses in varied posters could also be seen. Visitors get wonderstruck seeing the modules of Lord Hanuman carrying Sanjivani Mountain and also Hanuman on his own, giving away prasad to his devotees. Other noted gallery sculptures include Vishwarupam, Yamaloka, Naga loka, Padmadweepam, Calcutta Kali statue and Shiva’s baaraat.
Different varieties of prasadam are offered in the temple of Kunda Satyanarayana Kaladhamam. It is a must watch for every Indian as it clearly reflects the real colour of Indian culture. A creation against creation, it is beyond words and imagination and a way of fulfilling the pure essence of life.
The entrance fee for an adult is Rs. 300/- and for children from 5 to 10 years is Rs. 250/-. For children below 5 years no charges.
Ticket Booking Timings are from 9 am - 5 pm. Museum visiting hours are from 9 am - 7 pm. The museum is Open All Days.
Boarding and lodging are very much available nearby and refreshments are also provided inside the Museum. Mobile phones, Cameras (Still and Video) are allowed inside. The Museum is well connected by road, rail and air. The museum has ample parking space for all types of vehicles. Cloakroom facility is also available.