T.M.V. Colony, Gultekdi,
Pune, Maharashtra 411037,
The Museum of Sacrificial Utensils and Materials is located inside the Bharat Itihas Sanshodhan Mandal, which is an institute of research for Indian history and also provides training to research scholars. The motive of the institution has been to provide easy access to students who are interested in Indian history and research, especially in the field of Vedic studies. The museum holds more than 15,00,000 historical papers and 30,000 scripts in Marathi, Persian, English, and Portuguese, etc. Moreover, this museum also houses a vast collection of coinage from several eras, as well as paintings, sculptures, inscriptions, manuscripts, etc.
The museum specialises in sacrificial utensils--these specialised utensils are used during religious ceremonies such as a yajna. Such utensils include pots, pans, ladles, mortar and pestle, spoons, bowls, etc., and come in different shape like that of a turtle, a bird, etc. Alongside the displays, the museum authorities have provided descriptions of the utensils. Bharat Itihas Sanshodhan Mandal also organises guided tours for interested visitors. The institutions also arranges lectures, workshops, seminars, study tours, etc.
The museum has cabinets that display different utensils that are used for yajnas.
The overview of the museum shows the vibrant collection of the Vedic utensils that are used for various purposes.
The charkha, made of wood, is one of the largest and the most eye catching artefacts in the museum.
These spoons are used for yajnas and come in different varieties. Two or three cabinets of the museum host such artefacts.
It is 16 minutes away from the railway station and can be reached by bus, cab or rickshaws.
The nearest bus stop is gultekdi and the museum is 30 minutes away from the airport.