Combining an ancient method of clayworking with state-of-the-art electronics (circa 1977), this unique museum presents the teachings of the Bhagavad-gita through narration, movement, and visual effects.
Join Atlas Obscura for an exclusive tour of the Bhagavad-gita Museum, located at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Los Angeles. Guided by the museum's new director, Radha-Krishna das, we'll explore the temple, the museum, and learn more about the history of this hidden cultural treasure. Afterwards join us next door for lunch at Govinda's "karma-free vegan and vegetarian dining" (lunch not included in ticket price).
Henry David Thoreau's reflections on the Bhagavad-gita: “In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gétä, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial; and I doubt if that philosophy is not to be referred to a previous state of existence, so remote is its sublimity from our conceptions.”
Continue exploring Culver City! If you've got time in your schedule, we highly recommend visiting two of our other favorite places, The Museum of Jurassic Technology and Center for Land Use Interpretation.
Notes for this adventure:
Meet in front of the Temple.
A portion of ticket sales will be donated to the temple.
As with any sacred space, please be respectful of your surroundings.
Advance ticket sales only. All sales are final.