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Janapada Loka Museum|Karnataka Janapada Loka Museum
Situated 53 kms on the Bangalore-Mysore highway, Janapada Loka is a treasure-trove of Karnataka's folk heritage. The 15-acre complex houses museums, an open-air theatre, a studio and other structures.
The museum, drawn from the life and arts of a large number of tribal and rural folk across Karnataka, has an amazing collection of 5000 artifacts that represents the essence of Karnataka's folk culture. karnataka janapada loka museum, bangalore janapad loka museum, janapada loka museum info india, folk culture museum karnataka, janapada loka heritage The display includes an array of agricultural hunting and fishing implements, weapons, ingenious household gadgets, masks, dolls and shadow puppets.
The need to preserve the extinct crafts, music, dance, drama and arts was felt by H.L.Nage Gowda. As a result of this the Janapada Loka was set up at Karnataka in 1979.
Today, with the honest endeavor of this man, the Janapada Loka has been successful to preserve the objects like folk pictures, paintings, sculptures, photographs of folk dancers, terracotta, tamrapatra, agriculture instruments, pottery, cassettes and discs on folk songs, musical instruments, coins, ganjeefa, palm leaf manuscripts, pots, looms, basketry utensils, wooden sculptures, leather puppets and tools.
One who feels interested to look at this extinct materials gathered under a true effort may visit the place between 8am to 5pm except Tuesdays and selected public holidays.
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