South India Holiday Tours Andhra Pradesh Tours Museums and Monuments in Andra pradesh | andhra pradesh, hyderabad - Monuments Tourism in India
Museums and Monuments in Andra pradesh | andhra pradesh, hyderabad - Monuments Tourism in India
Situated on the southern bank of the river Musi, the Salarjung Museum is the third largest museum in India the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world. It is well known throughout India for its prized collections belonging to different civilizations dating back to the 1st century. museums in andhra pradesh, state museums in andhra pradesh india, andhra pradesh museums info, ancient museums in andhra pradesh, old museums in andhra pradesh Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III (1889-1949), former Prime Minister of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, spent a substantial amount of his income over thirty five years to make this priceless collection, his life's passion. The collections left behind in his ancestral palace, 'Diwan Deodi' were formerly exhibited there as a private museum which was inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951. Later in 1968, the museum shifted to its present location at Afzalgunj and is administered by a Board of Trustees with the Governor of Andhra Pradesh as ex-officio chairperson under the Salar Jung Museum Act of 1961
Gallery 1 or the Founders gallery displays personal artifacts, momentos received and portraits of the Salar Jungs and the Nizams's. Royal, porcelain and silver bowls, books furniture like the ceremonial throne used by Salar Jung III etc can be seen.
Gallery 3 and 3A contains collection of Indian art and articles. museums in andhra pradesh, state museums in andhra pradesh india, andhra pradesh museums info, ancient museums in andhra pradesh, old museums in andhra pradesh This section displays Indian textiles; bronze images of Jain, Buddhist and Hindu deities dating back to later Pallava and Chola periods; Stone sculptures including a Bharhut rail slab, standing Buddha statue, Ananthasayi Vishnu, red stone sculptures of Kushanas etc; brass idols belonging to the Pallavas, Cholas and Kakatiyas dynasty and brass articles belonging to Vijanagar dynasty; Pancha Teertha Jaina statue, statues of Somaskadha, Shiva and Nataraja in Ananda Tandava posture, Narasimha, Ganesha etc.; Kalamkari paintings on cloth has various scenes of Ramayana, 'Parvati Kalyanam', Lord Krishna along with Gopis etc.
Gallery 4 and 5 contains minor arts of South India and wood carvings. museums in andhra pradesh, state museums in andhra pradesh india, andhra pradesh museums info, ancient museums in andhra pradesh, old museums in andhra pradesh The special attraction is the armed Vishnu of 1st and 2nd centuries found in Nagarjuna hill. Other exhibits here include wooden chairs,
doors, statue of gods, carved screens, chariot wheels etc. There is also a brass carving of 'Rama Pattabhishekam' from Thailand.
A.P.State Museum, Hyderabad
Amaravati Museum, Amaravati