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Darshan Museum (Pune) showcases spiritual leader Sadhu T L Vaswani's life and philosophical teachings through state of the art technology

To know more about Gurudev Sadhu Vaswani and his philosophical teachings, a unique museum is open for the public at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission. Called the Darshan Museum, it was inaugurated on August 1, 2011 by noted film actor Aamir Khan and has since then attracted a wide audience. This space redefines the notion of what museums are about. Of course, there are artifacts on display and it showcases glimpses of a bygone era, but the brilliant use of technology literally brings the past alive. It’s like a biopic, but at times even better than that, considering there are life-like statues and 3D holographic imagery which make the picture very real.

Internationally renowned artists, designers, and art directors have been pressed into service to recreate Sadhu Vaswani’s biography with mind-boggling state-of-the-art technology. The life story of the fakir unfolds from one chamber of the enclosure to another, moving at a pace allowing you to fully absorb the teachings. There is a fine balance of props, paintings, relics, high-definition visuals, and light effects to create the era. The smooth narrative oscillates between audio clippings, movie clips, and a crisp voice-over, ensuring there is no monotony in the storytelling. However, it is the use of 3D holographic images which leaves you totally awestruck. A first-of-its-kind in the country, a couple of illustrations from Sadhu Vaswani’s life are depicted using this form of technology.

The Darshan Museum promises to be a technologically and spiritually enriching experience. More importantly, it is a fine example of how cutting edge technology can be engaged to spread the age-old message of love and peace among people today.

Credits

Content and technical consultancy – Musion

Filming – Musion

Satellite Services – tbc

Staff Training – Musion

Container projection units assembly – Musion

Technical Support and Emergency response – Musion