Birla Museum, Bhopal – A Repository of Ancient India

In the second day of my stay in Bhopal, we decided to make a visit to the Birla Museum. The previous day was quite becalming as we enjoyed a nice time in Moti Masjid. So today we wanted to make some more research into the cultural repositories of the country. Birla Museum is much famous for its display of ancient sculptures. Sculptures from the bygone centuries are displayed in the museum which provides a rich source of knowledge from the ancient India.

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The Birla Museum was established in the year 1971 and since then it is being maintained by the Government. There is also the display of primitive tools such as stones and daggers which were used long back during the Neolithic period and Paleolithic period. One can also find the rich and howling model of the Bhimbetka rock shelter that is also present in Bhopal. People who are fond of archaeology like me can find a good dosage of these in this museum. Several arts and artifacts from the 7th century to 13th century have been preserved in the museum which is collected from different archaeological sites. Terracotta designs and manuscripts are also found displayed in the museum which belongs to the ancient periods of 2nd and 6th century AD.

The Birla Museum opens its gates to the public at around 9 am in the morning and closes at 5 pm in the evening. The museum remains closed on public holidays and Mondays which is the reason why we chose to plan the visit on a different day other than Monday.

Bhopal is a culturally affluent city which is the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. It has come over to become one of the frontline cities of the current time just because of its cultural wealth. There are lots of museums and art galleries in Bhopal, but the one in Birla is one of its kinds. One can find different artifacts collected through different periods of the history. The unrivalled appeal of the Birla Museum showcases the old culture and lifestyle of the ancient India. I enjoyed each and every bit of my time spent in the museum. We all had a stupendous time in the museum and we came back to our hotel in the evening.


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