UP plans Digital Kumbh Museum for Mahakumbh 2025
The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government is making enormous preparations for ‘Mahakumbh 2025,’ which would be hosted at Prayagraj’s City of Sangam. The Tourism Department is working on improving tourism destinations and beautifying temples, in addition to providing public amenities for the ‘Mahakumbh 2025.’
The Tourism Department has also proposed building the ‘Digital Kumbh Museum’ in this sequence. This museum, which will be erected at a cost of INR 60 crore, would draw worshippers to the area. It will not only showcase the culture of the country and state, but it will also provide insights into the mythical and historical significance of the Kumbh Mela. This suggestion was recently given to the chief secretary by the Tourism Department.
In a recent meeting, CM Yogi stated that the Kumbh Mela in 2025, will be remembered fondly by devotees for a long time and that when they depart, they will praise its merits. The development work in this region is developing in accordance with the Chief Minister’s intentions, reported HS.
According to the plan, authorities stated that the Digital Kumbh Museum will give visitors with a modern Kumbh experience by providing amenities like Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), along with audio-video rooms. It will also have spiritual-themed galleries such as the Spiritual and Kumbh Mela Interpretation Gallery, Samudra Manthan Gallery and Akhada Gallery.
The museum will have a food plaza and a souvenir store, where visitors may buy Kumbh Mela-related books and merchandise. There will also be a Cultural Haat (Akshayavat), a museum, gallery, and theatre (Amrit Kalash), and a guest house. The ‘sangam’ river would be presented in the entry lobby via digital projection, according to the proposed concept of the Digital Kumbh Museum.
There are also proposals to beautify and build Takshak Tirth, temples in the Karachna region, Akshayavat/Saraswati Koop/Patalpuri Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, a floating jetty, and a restaurant. Other improvements included in the project include the rehabilitation and beautification of 18 new rooms, as well as the maintenance and beauty of three access gates along the main pathways for Triveni Darshan.
All of these projects, including the Digital Kumbh Museum, are expected to cost more over INR 170 crore. In addition, other civil improvements are anticipated to cost INR 120 crore, while facade lighting-related works are estimated to cost INR 18 crore.