Statue of Oneness

Madhya Pradesh, Culture Department

About Project

About Omkareshwar Project

To fulfil the objectives and vision of ASSENYAS, following infrastructures including essential buildings with basic amenities, activity centres, other necessary infrastructural and associated works of international standards are proposed:


Statue of Oneness

A multi-metal statue of Acharya Shankar is to be placed facing the river Narmada towards the south atop a hill popularly known as Mandhata Parvat. The conceptual sketch of The Statue of Oneness is already finalized & unveiled by Hon. Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan in the presence of eminent spiritual masters of the country. The painting & sketches of the proposed statue were made by renowned Indian painter Shri Vasudev Kamath.

As for the sculptor, the one with highest professional & artistic competence who has successfully completed renowned projects of similar nature will be chosen in consultation with Shri Vasudev Kamath. The statue will be created in the guidance of Shri Vasudev Kamath.


Acharya Shankar Museum

In Acharya Shankar Museum, the life and philosophy of Acharya Shankar will be displayed through the most modern & innovative ways. The museum shall reflect Advaita Vedant philosophy/theme in tangible & intangible forms. All structures shall have visible imprints of Indian culture along with traditional Indian art & architecture. Building materials which are ecologically sustainable, along with techniques of vernacular nature will be used.

  • Maya – A 3D hologram projection gallery Maya with a total capacity of 50 persons will be used to showcase the origin, sustenance & destruction of Universe based on Upanishads in most modern & innovative ways using mechanical & projection techniques.

  • Exhibition Galleries: The museum complex is proposed to have nine exhibition galleries with the aim of showcasing various life events (Birth, Upanayan, Makar-prasang, Gurudiksha & all other) & contributions (Unification of India, Dashnami Sant parampara, Panchaytan paddhati etc. & all other) of Acharya Shankar in most alluring, modern & innovative ways. These galleries are planned in three clusters with each cluster singularly having three interconnected galleries. Each gallery shall have a minimum seating capacity of 50 persons.

  • High Screen Theatre: An indoor large screen theatre with a total seating capacity of 500 persons to show a feature film based on the life & philosophy of Acharya Shankar.

  • Advaita Nauka Vihaar (Boat Ride): Through this boat ride, the tangible & intangible aspects of important stages of Advaita Vedant traditions (Pre-Shankar Era, Shankar Era & Post Shankar Era) will be shown along the banks of an artificially created water stream using various advanced techniques. This includes the Era of Shripad Shankarachary (Advaita), Shripad Ramanuchary (Vishisht Advaita), Shripad Madhvachary (Dvaita), Shripad Nimbarkachary (Dwaitadwait) & Shripad Vallabhachary (ShuddhAdvaita).


Acharya Shankar International Institute of Advaita Vedanta:

The whole built mass, all techniques, landscape & ambience of the academic centre will be highly durable & of international standards reflecting the indigenous and traditional Indian culture, art & architectural styles.


 The Institute campus will have the following infrastructures:


Academic centers:

The proposed Acharya Shankar International Institute of Advaita-Vedant will be the center of learning & experience for Vedantic Philosophy & teachings of Acharya Shankar.


The Institute will have the following schools and areas to fulfil their academic requirements:


I. Acharya Padmapād Advaita Darshan Kendra:- This centre will work towards the study & research on the traditions of Advait Vendant, more graphically towards tracing out and comprehending different milestones of Advait starting from Vedas that developed with advent of time with changing dynamics of society. Besides, the dissemination of this wisdom to the common man in contemporary society will also be the prime objective.


This centre will prominently display traditional culture, Indian Art & vernacular Architectural style of Eastern region (Puri Kshetra: including the North-eastern part) of India.


II. Acharya Hastāmalak Advaita Vigyan Kendra:- This centre will promote research and interdisciplinary studies on various domains of science such as theoretical physics, quantum physics, cosmology, neurosciences, etc. based on Vedantic perspective. This is to say that the centre will try to clarify, demonstrate and define the concepts of Advaita Vedant with the help of modern science. It will also throw light on drawing the parallels between scientific observations and Upanishedic wisdom. 

The aforementioned centre will prominently display traditional culture, Indian Art & vernacular Architectural style of Western regions of India.


III. Acharya Sureshwar Advaita Samajik Vigyan Kendra:- This centre will focus on the study and research related to the social dynamics and the Vedantic solutions of societal problems. The core areas of study and research of this school will be Acharya Shankara's contributions and Advaita as the driving force of society. The relevance, importance and usefulness of Advaita Vedant in contemporary and future society and its dissemination will be its prime focus.This centre will prominently display traditional culture, Indian Art & vernacular Architectural style of Southern region of India.


IV. Acharya Totak Advaita Sangeet & Kala Kendra:- This centre will popularize Advaita Vedanta through various artistic means like Painting, Theatre, Dance and Music. Researches and studies based on various other aspects of art & culture will also be done here. Another significant aim is to discover the presence of Advait in various expressions of music and arts. Thus, this centre will also work towards the awareness and awakening of Advaita through music and arts. This centre will prominently display traditional culture, Indian Art & vernacular architectural style of Northern region of India.


V. Acharya Govind Bhagvatpad Advaita Granthalay:- This library will serve as a resource centre and reference library of international standard for scholars working in various fields related to Advaita Vedanta philosophy across the globe. Apart from all texts based on Advaita Vedanta and Acharya Shankar, journals, magazines and books on related and other disciplines will also be available here in printed and digital copies to facilitate and promote inter-disciplinary studies. It will also collect, preserve, digitalise and reproduce the manuscripts on Advaita Vedant under the auspices of this centre in its well-equipped studio and lab. 

This library is planned to consist of three divisions:


A.      A textbook library of total capacity of more than one lakh books including a reading hall with a seating capacity of 200 persons.

B.      Digital library including 100 computer stations along with the seating capacity of the same.

C.      Manuscript section for manuscript procurement, preservation/ restoration lab, Digitalization & publication section.


VI.       Acharya Gaudapad Advaita Vistar Kendra:- This will act as an extension centre to properly disseminate and popularize the contents based on Advait Vedant developed in various forms by other centres of the institute. It will do so by adapting the received content in communicative forms like theatre, ballet, graphics, etc., and further disseminate it through various communication mediums. Facilities supported by the most recent technologies for video production, publication (online & offline), printing (digital & hardcopy), social media management, web development, etc. will be available here so that no stone is left unturned to spread the message of oneness to the masses. In addition to this, this centre will also devise and conduct different training programs on Vedant for different sections of the society.


VII.      Mahirshi Vedavyas Advaita Gurukulam:- Indian Knowledge Tradition is still surviving by the virtue of incessant tradition of imparting knowledge through Guru-Shishya tradition and Gurukul education. Gurukuls have effectively safeguarded India’s rich Vedic heritage and transferred it to the next generations in row. This centre will be a residential Gurukula for traditional teaching of Advaita Vedanta with adequate resources and facilities. Nonetheless, we aspire it to become one of the best models of Vedic Indian Knowledge Tradition around the globe.




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