Pradesh, the central state in India that’s famous for its thriving natural
reserves, is a hotspot for archaeological collections from all parts of the
country. The state’s capital Bhopal houses the famous State Archaeological
Museum that is home to an incredible collection of artefacts and sculptures
from the far corners of the country.
The Museum Timings
near the famous Lower Lake, the archaeological museum is open to visitors from
10:00 am in the morning to 6:00 pm in the evening every day except on Mondays
and public holidays.
What the Museum Features
building alone can floor any architecture buff with its magnificence, as it’s a
grand structure that houses some of the rarest prehistoric exhibits from ages
as old as the 10th century. It also has sculptures from various Hindu dynasties
and some vital Bagh Cave treasures.
artefacts that are stored in this museum set it apart from the other museums that
are located around the country. The ancient Bagh Cave artefacts in this museum
provide an insight into the rich heritage that lies behind the state of Madhya
Pradesh. The Bagh cave paintings and statues of Hindu and Buddhist icons like
Parvati and Shiva and Buddha are put up on display for all archaeological
enthusiasts to marvel at.
museum also houses images of the Holy Trinity, Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh, and these
images provide a glimpse into the age old religion and the effect that it’s had
over centuries, through different kingdoms and empires.
addition to its impressive collection of art, the museum features a magnificent
image of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, and an erotic carving from the
are 87 Jain bronze coins in this museum that were unearthed from the great Dhar
remains, dating back to the 12th century. These coins are from the
times of the Paramara Dynasty and they add an element of rarity to the museum’s
its priceless artefacts, the Bhopal State Archaeological Museum paints up an
exceptional illustration of the state’s cultural history and the rich heritage
of the country that it belongs to.