Udaipur. On the occasion of the 200th birth anniversary year of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj, the Governor of Gujarat, Acharya Devvrat, inaugurated three newly constructed blocks in the Navlakha Mahal complex. SK Arya, Chairman of J.B.M. Group, and Ashok Arya, Chairman of Shrimad Dayanand Satyarth Prakash Trust, were present on occasion.
Governor Acharya Devvrat said it is a matter of great fortune for me that the newly constructed Navlakha Mahal Cultural Center by Shrimad Dayanand Satyarth Prakash Nyas in Navlakha Mahal, the holy abode of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, has prepared new projects for dedication to the public.
Aryavart Chitradirga, Mini Theater, Got the opportunity to attend the inauguration ceremony of Vedic Sanskar Vithika. It is well known that Navlakha Mahal is the holy workplace where Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati came on the invitation of the then Maharana Sajjan Singh of Mewar and sat here for about six and a half months and completed the love of Satyarth Prakash. Maharishi Dayanand made revolutionary efforts for the renaissance of Vedic culture. His extreme measures gave a new direction to preventing social evils like child marriage, Sati practice, girl education, widow remarriage, abolition of untouchability, etc. Shrimad Dayanand Satyarth Prakash Nyas is continuously working on further broadcasting the revolutionary efforts of Maharishi Dayanand. Before Arya Samaj received Navlakha Mahal in 1993, there was a liquor warehouse of the Excise Department of the Rajasthan Government that was dilapidated. With the efforts of Sarvadeshik Sabha and Rajasthan Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, the Rajasthan government handed over this building to Arya Samaj in 1993, respecting the spirit of Aryans from all over the world. To beautify/renovate this dilapidated building, the founder and lifetime president of the trust, Swami Tattvabodh Saraswati, donated one crore rupees at that time. The sacrifice of charity. For this, his name has become immortal in history. A grand Yajnashala was built here. Bhamashah of Arya Jagat, Mahashay Dharampal M.D.H. Masala Wale got the Mata Leelavanti Vedic Culture Auditorium constructed with his donation, Sarita, for this I express my heartfelt gratitude to him.
SK Arya said that Navlakha Bhavan is architecturally grand, and here now, for the first time in the world, Vedic quotes/passages have been displayed in visual form so that it is easier for the general public to understand the messages and teachings contained in the Vedas. Here the lives of Lord Rama and Krishna and the life stories of sages and saints are also displayed in grand oil paintings.
Giving information about the gallery displaying the lives of 365 freedom fighters, Ashok Arya said that all these fighters were from different parts of India. Some were from Maharashtra, and some were from Bengal, Odisha, Assam, and Punjab. We have displayed here the lives of these nameless fighters and their selfless contribution to the country's freedom struggle.
He said that the Shrimad Dayanand Satyarth Prakash Trust played a pioneering role in converting the 150-year-old Navlakha Mahal into a museum and motivational center. Some new projects, such as a mini theatre, a cultural gallery, and an inspirational venue, were also built during its restoration work.
All the exterior walls are engraved with attractive paintings, which today provide a pleasant experience to every viewer. Also, life-size statues of Maharishi Agni, Vayu, Aditya, and Angira Rishi have been installed in the Navlakha Mahal complex.