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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneshwar - 94

Guys, Orissa has one of India’s oldest and most artistic traditions with determines form Buddhism, Jainism and Brahminical styles. The museum has a rich collection of archaeology and numismatics, armory, natural history and contemporary art. Its palm leaf manuscripts must not be missed. There is also a gallery dedicated to Utkalmani Gopabandhu Dash.

The origin of Orissa State Museum retraced back to the year 1932. Its foundation was laid when Professor N. C. Banerjee and Professor Ghanshyam Dash of Ravenshaw College, two famous historians, initiated the task of collecting archaeological treasures from different places. At that time, the museum was started within the college premises only. It was later in 1938 that, the Government of Orissa formally announced it as the Orissa State Museum.

The moment you will enter the Orissa state museum, its very first glance will take you into the world of past, cueing you of the history and cultural traditions of the state. Orissa state museum of Bhubaneswar has an amazing collection of copper plates, coins, stone inscriptions and sculptures. You will be amazed to see uncommon handwritten book written on the palm leaves. The museum also houses age-old bronze tools and traditional & folk musical instruments.

If you want to have a look at the rare epigraphical records, you will have to visit the museum’s Epigraphy Gallery. For art lovers, walking through the handicraft museum, while glancing at splendid miniature paintings, is a delightful experience. It contains a fabulous collection of patta paintings, brass ware, stone sculptures and the well-known silver filigree work of Orissa. If you want to explore the tribal culture of the region, then the Tribal Museum is just the place for you. So visit at Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneshwar to see the rare displays.

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