Viewing the importance of Ayodhya and vast impressions of the Ram’s story, being his birth place, the Department of Culture of the UP Government established the International Ram Katha Museum in January 1988.
From that day the Ram Katha museum is continuously endeavoring to attain its goal. The main aim for its establishment is to display antiquities related to Ram Katha. These are paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, remains of Ram Janm Bhoomi, stone images of Visnu and Ganesa (10 th and 19 th Century AD) from India, Thailand, Sri Lanka and other parts of the world. Museum collects, harbours, display and conserves these antiquities.
It is involved in display of object and development of new galleries, to include different aspects of international Ram Leela and inculcate it into traditional form for display. To organize lectures, seminars, film shows for students and general visitors and also organize different competitions along with other educational programmes.