The Vikram Kirti Mandir in Ujjain has been established in order to jog the memory of the young generation about the glory of the Mauryan Age. A cultural centre, which is established on the occasion of the second millennium of the Vikram era, the Vikram Kirti Mandir holds the Scindia Oriental Research Institute, an archaeological museum, an art gallery and an auditorium.
The Scindia Oriental Research Institute has a priceless assortment of 18,000 manuscripts on diverse subjects and runs a reference library of vital oriental publications. The Institute’s manuscript collection, which covers a wide range of subjects, is really amazing. Besides the illustrated manuscript of Shrimad Bhagavata, this museum houses rare collection of Mugal and Rajput paintings, Palm leaf and bark leaf manuscripts, vast collection of coins, sculptures and inscriptions.