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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Government Museum, Kota - 52

The museum features miniature paintings of Bundi, Kota, Nathdwara and Jaipur schools. There are also a number of manuscripts in Sanskrit, arms and several kinds of handicrafts on display.

This museum put up in the Brijvilas Palace near the Kishore Sagar, the museum exhibits a rich collection of uncommon coins, manuscripts and a representative selection of Hadoti sculpture. Especially remarkable is an delicately sculptured statue brought here from Baroli.

The archaeological division of the museum comprises of various sculptures, some dating back to the Gupta period (4th century). Sculptures worth mentioning are Shesh Sayi Vishnu from Badoli (Chittaurgarh), Jain image of Vardhaman from Baran and a dancing pair from Ramgarh. Some examples and also displayed in this section. Yupa pillars from Badwa are very important examples of 3rd century A. D. showing the quality of Vedic religious rite. Various types of coins from different families can also be seen in this part.

It has a Painting division that has various miniature paintings of Bundi, Kota, Nathdwara and Jaipur schools. Paintings of Shrimad Bhagawata of the early 17th century are most beautiful from the point of view of craftsmanship.

Various Sanskrit manuscripts can be seen in the manuscript section. They include Vedic, Astronomical and Astrological works. Some Hindi manuscripts are also maintained. The Gita and the Bhagawata written in the minutest letters on paper scroll are worth mentioning from the beautiful handwriting point of view. Apart from these arms, several kinds of handicrafts, costumes, etc., are also displayed in this section. A bird's-eye view of the cultural aspects of Kota region is available in this section through photographs, charts, maps etc. All you can visit here from 10.00 am to 04.45 pm. Take an entry passes at nominal charges of Rs. 3/- for Indians and Rs. 100/- for foreigners. This museum remains closed on Fridays.

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