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Alwar Museum,Alwar

Introduction of Alwar Museum

Government Museum housed in City Palace, Alwar was built in 1940 by the then ruler. Whole collection of the museum came from the royal family, which includes 234 sculptures, 11 inscriptions, 9702 coins, 35 metal objects, 2565 paintings & manuscripts, 2270 arms & weapons and 1809 objects of local art, crafts and musical instruments.

The Government Museum in Alwar has an enormous collection of the history of the region, which was ruled by Mughal and Rajput kings.

Paintings and writings on palm leaves by kings and scholars can be seen in the museum. The battles and the weaponry used in them have been depicted in paintings and drawings and there is also a collection of weapons used in those days.

Various types of Persian and Sanskrit manuscripts, musical instruments, bidri work, stuffed animals, miniature paintings, pottery and brass work, etc. which have been brought from far off places like Ceylon and Bengal can be seen in the Government Museum. Ivory work and lacquered sculptures are also some of the collections.

The Government Museum was formed post independence by converting a part of the City Palace, which also houses a number of items from the palace itself.
 

History of Alwar Museum:-

This multi purpose museum was founded way back in the year 1908. For nearly a century now it has been adding on to its rich depository.

Foremost amongst the Tourist Attractions in Alwar is the Alwar Government Museum, a rich repository of arts and artifacts that well reflect the cultural heritage of this royal land of Rajasthan. The Vinay Vilas Mahal in the City Palace of Alwar is home to this wonderful museum which lures visitors not only from different parts of the country but also from the world. It is a must see on your Tour to Alwar for the collection housed here is indeed unique and includes an amazing variety of objects.
 

Description of Alwar Museum :-

There are three different sections in the Alwar Government Museum and each of these sections is housed in a large hall.Of these, the second section is considered to be the most significant one. It contains precious Persian, Urdu, Arabic and Sanskrit manuscripts as well as some most beautiful paintings belonging to the Mughal and Rajput school of painting. As for example the Gulistan of S'adi (the Garden of roses), Bostan (the Garden of Spring) and Waqiat-e-Babri (Mughal Emperor Babar's autobiography) are some of the very rare Persian documents that are to be found here. And for the paintings, they are further sub divided into sub styles and are simply marvelous to look at. They date back to the 18th and 19th centuries and well reflect the artistic skills of the painters.

The first section of the Alwar Government Museum primarily includes archaeological finds. Exquisite sculptures and valuable inscriptions that throw a great deal of light on the history of this region are kept in this part of the museum. It was customary for the royal royalty in Rajasthan to go on shooting excursions and hunt wild animals. The former ruler of Alwar state was no exception and the skins of the lions, tigers and leopards he shot were later presented by him to the museum. It forms a sizeable portion of the collection.

Indian armory that contains shields, silver dining table with lionís legs and ivory, swords, pistols, rifles, daggers and different other kinds of weapons are there on display in the third section of the museum. copy The copy of the Mahabharata painted by the Alwar School of painters in this museum will not surely fail to attract attention of visitor.

Some of the other objects that are exhibited in the Alwar Government Museum India include musical instruments, bidri work, ivory work, brass and pottery works from Jaipur, Multan, Ceylon and Bengal and stuffed animals.
 

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