Mumbai is one of the cities in our country where people with different tastes and interests can keep exploring it for all their varied pursuits. It’s great for art, history and architecture, just a few to mention among many other things. One such great place in this maximum city is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India.
Entrance to the museum
It is one of the best art and history museums in India. Its collection is so great and varied that it can keep you occupied for quite a reasonable time, especially if you are a history buff. It has various galleries to take on exotic journeys across the seas. The Museum building, a Grade I Heritage building, is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture and houses a world-class collection of over 60,000 art objects.
The museum is very conveniently located. One can access it very easily from either CST or Churchgate railway station. Once you have completed your visit here , you can move onto the Gateway of India and other sights in the area.
This magnificent gilded figure is Maitreya, the Buddha who is to appear in future. It is one of the most outstanding images from Western Nepal.…
Chola Bronze Statue of Parvati c. 1200. the female manifestation of Shiva (god is neither male nor female)
I sincerely hope that some of these images by me will give you a reason enough to go visit this treasure trove of art and history.