Located at Anand Ashram Ubud, Samskriti Sindhu: Museum of World Culture has been inaugurated by Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika on January 14th 2018 in a world cultural event. The museum with collection of artefacts from various traditions of the world, is an offering from Anand Krishna, founder of Anand Ashram Foundation, with a purpose to show the similarity of all traditions that are related with the only ancient civilisation that is not only surviving, but thriving to this day: Sindhu-Saraswati Civilisation.
Anand Ashram Foundation express gratitude to Governor of Bali, Made Mangku Pastika who has stated his interest and support to the museum, which has proved the old age maxim: Vasudaiva Kutumbakam – this entire world is but one family. This museum is not only about Hinduism which has been narrowly understood as religion, but about a great civilisation, Sindhu-Saraswati Civilisation, that is known as Shin-tuh by Chinese travelers, Indies/Indus/Indo by Westerners, and Hindu by Persians and Arab.
As stated by Anand Krishna in his latest book “Sindhu Samskriti” which was launched on the same occasion, “(The area of Sindhu, Indus, Indies, Indo, Shin-tuh, Hindu Civilisation) is very vast – covering parts of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet; Southeast Asia, including our archipelago – until outer limit of Australia, or was known Astralaya then.” Latest research confirmed that Sindhu Civilisation minimum is 8,000-12,000 years old. During the early phase of this civilisation, all of its area was one large chunk of landmass prior before separated into thousands of isle.
It is hoped that the museum helps the young generation from all over the world to understand and appreciate their common roots, as also benefit the foreign tourists visiting Bali to gain insights into the wisdom of Bali and what they can actually apply into their daily lives.
For further information, please visit
Samskriti Sindu: Museum of World Culture
Jl. Sri Wedari Km.3, Tegallantang, Ubud, Bali
Open: Thursday and Sunday on 17.00 – 18.00 WITA
Ticket: Rp. 20.000
Contact person: dr. Sayoga (+62811398363)