Museums in MandsaurThe history of Mandsaur dates back to 4th -5th century. It has witnessed different phases of history, the glimpses of which can be found in the museums located in and around the city. The two famous museums which are a must visit for all art and history lovers visiting Mandsaur are Bhanpura Museum and Mandsaur Museum. You can have an insight to the history and heritage of various period varying from Guptas to Pratiharas and Parmaras. These museums contain age old artifacts and sculptures belonging to different dynasties that once ruled over the region. Few of them includes idols of Nandi and Uma-Maheshwar, that have been a part of India festival held in to France and Washington, D.C.. These statues were highly appreciated and left a mark world wide.
Bhanpura MuseumBhanpura Museum is located in Bhanpura near Mandsaur. It is built inside The Chhatri of Maharaja Yashwantrao Holkar. It narrates the age old history of Mandsaur and houses number of idols, sculptures, portraits belonging to various phases of history. Portraits of Kartikeya, Gavoi, Uma-Maheshwar, Nandi and Vishnu are well sculpted and displayed. A wide collection of statues gathered from nearby areas are nicely displayed in the museum. Some of the statues present in the museum include statues of Mahishasuramardini, Vishnu, Parshwanath, Ardhanarishwara, Chamunda, Chaturbhuja, gauri, etc. One of the main attraction of the museum is the statue of Uma-Maheshwar. Uma-Maheshwar is riding the Nandi. Another major attraction is the statue belonging to 11th century is the statue of Nandi which is treat to watch. Nandi is served with a plate of ladoos and guarding Nandi are two male and female figures.
Apart from age old historic arts, museum preserves many archaeological material found during construction of Gandhi Sagar Dam. Collection of many arms and ammunition used during wars are also found in the museum. There are various paintings which are depicted here. During the India festival the stautes of Nandi and Uma-Maheshwar were sent to France and Washington, D.C.. These statue were very appreciated and left a mark at International levels.Bhanpura museum is a must visit for art lovers and to feast their eyes with the incomparable beautiful paitings and art of various ages.
Mandsaur MuseumAnother must visit for all the art and history lovers is Mandsaur Museum. Mandsaur museum is an insight of vast history and heritage of Mandsaur. There are various paintings which are depicted here. You can collect and witness the old lifestyle and culture of Mandsaur in this Museum. The museum has some of the exotic collection of old idols. Some of the eye candies include the idols of Parasnath, Ganesha, Mahavira, Vishnu etc. Artifacts and sculptures dating back to ancient and medieval era can be found preserved in this museum. The best part of this museum is that it is well maintained and is fitted with all modern amenities. It is easily accessible and remains open on most of the days.
Address- Mahu-Neemuch Road Pashupatinath Gate Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, 458001
Hinglajarh Site MuseumLocated at a distance of 165 km from Mandsaur, Hinglajarh Site Museum is an epitome of historic past of the region. This Museum depicts the grandeur of Parmara rule.The architectural sculptural of various periods are worth admiring.Some of the famous sculpture in Hinglajarh Site Museum are Large dancing Ganesha from the Paramara period (11 th century). The most admioring work preserved here is that of small Ganesha standing at the right side of a beheaded Gauri. It dates back to about11th century. The There are statues also from Guptas period to Parmara period, the oldest of which belongs to 4-5th century AD.
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