This exhibition describes the glory and greatness of India and its many significant contributions to the world. Did you know
India was the first to introduce the concept of the ‘Zero’ to the world in 700 BCE? Or that the law of gravity was first
discovered in 600 BCE, by Maharshi Kanad, an Indian Physicist? The first history book, the first university, the first Hospital – all
founded in India, hundreds of years before any thought of in countries across the world.
Encompassing the Natural features of India, ‘Understanding Hinduism’ is a well researched presentation of facts, figures, and
information that systematically deals with the origin, beliefs, glory, and contributions of Hindu seers and scholars in several
areas such as mathematics, astronomy, medicine, aviation, cosmology, physics, education, yoga, and religion. Hinduism's
broad-mindedness has encouraged a high level of social and scientific advancement in almost every field.
Coupled with highlights of the contributions made by the many scholars of India, the exhibition also portrays the life,
accomplishments, and social reform set forth by Bhagwãn Swaminarayan and His succession of Gurus. Being the epitome of morality,
righteousness, and compassion, Bhagwãn Swaminarayan revealed the Swaminarayan Faith at the age of 21 to elevate society and
re-establish spirituality. Realizing the central philosophy of this faith, Shastriji Maharaj founded the
Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) in 1907. Today, BAPS has grown into a worldwide socio-spiritual
movement, involved in various moral, social, educational, cultural, and spiritual projects to help better individuals and society.