Besides the mountain summits, temples and forts Mount Abu
is famous for a place of interest that is quite different from these. It is the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University and Museum. This organization is also known as Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya. The main aim of this monastery is to educate people morally and spiritually. This neo-Hindu sect promotes Raja Yoga
, and different forms of meditation. The headquarters of this institute is located in Rajasthan
. Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University was established in 1950. The teachings of this organization propagates that there must be equality amongst all religions
According to this sect it does not matter by which means an individual worships his god as all the paths lead to the supreme power. In fact what is necessary is total devotion. To attain God one must be imparted with spiritual knowledge. Yoga and meditation
are some of the ways in which man can reach out to that supreme power. In Mount Abu the travelers would find a Brahma Kumari clad in white attire. Today Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University has 4500 branches all over the world.
The main objective of the university is the establishment of universal peace. The university run here offers several courses to the interested students. Residences are also available at this educational institution. There is a museum too that displays the scriptures and other artifacts that belong to the organization. There is a separate meditation hall too where the tourists can try their hand at meditation. There is no entry fee for entering this museum.
Each year people from all over the world visit Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University and Museum in Mount Abu.