Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

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.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEntrance 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.

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One of the exquisite sculptures in the museum

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.

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Interiors of the museum
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In the Chinese gallery

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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.…

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Chola Bronze Statue of Parvati c. 1200. the female manifestation of Shiva (god is neither male nor female)

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Sculpture of Mahavir
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Pottery in the splendid Chinese gallery
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One of the exquisite artefacts
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One of the Tibetan sculptures
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Lord Krishna- Kaliya Mardan

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.

 

 

 

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. mukul chand says:

    Great Post, lovely pics.Loove the name and the statues. Interesting Lord Shiva statue has a deer and the Cobra is missing.

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    1. mnikam1976 says:

      Thanks a lot Mukul. Actually it is Chola Bronze Statue of Parvati c. 1200. the female manifestation of Shiva (god is neither male nor female). You will Nandi at the feet.

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      1. mukul chand says:

        Thank you for the clarification.Now it makes sense. maybe you could correct the caption.

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      2. mnikam1976 says:

        I have done it already.

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      3. mukul chand says:

        wonderful. I was in Jodhpur in Oct.a guide with a few foreigners described DURGA as KAALI. I corrected him, he said what difference does it make. In a way he is correct after all there is ONLY ONE SUPREME BEING.

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      4. mnikam1976 says:

        In a way, yes. At the same time we must stick to the correct facts.

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      5. mukul chand says:

        I agree. Pls post more pics of museum in Mumbai. The National Museum though lodged in a lovely building is extremely poorly maintained.

        Like

      6. mnikam1976 says:

        Actually, I dont stay in Mumbai. Would try to post more in the time to come. I shall soon post on Mani Bhavan

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  2. Rahul Yadav says:

    Nice place sir. I also have visited there but the clicks are awesome…..

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