The Vikram Kirti Mandir, established on the event of the second millennium of the Vikram era as a cultural hub to honour the memory of Vikramaditya, houses the Scindia Oriental Research Institute, an art gallery, an archaeological museum and an auditorium.
The institute also has a collection of 18,000 manuscripts on different subjects and also manages a reference library of vital oriental publications. Bark leaf (Bhurja Patra) and Palm leaf manuscripts are also preserved in this Oriental Research Institute. Apart from an elaborate manuscript of Shrimad Bhagavata in which original gold and silver have been used for painting, the institute also has a unique collection of age-old paintings in the Mughal and Rajput style.
The museum also displays a wide array of inscriptions, images, copper plates and fossils discovered in the Narmada valley. A big skull of a primitive elephant is the centre of tourist attraction.